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Penguin Random House to donate a book every time some uses the #GiveaBook hashtag

The New York City book publisher is preparing for a holiday social media campaign that aims at encouraging people to offer books to friends as holiday gifts while also helping children’s rights organization Save the Children.

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January 24 declared National Readathon Day

If you love reading but had plans for January 24, you’d better think about cancelling them, because the National Book Foundation declared this day as the National Readathon Day. Of course, one would wonder why would I need a dedicated day to read, when I can do that all year round if I want to. Well, the answer is that this is more than just a reading event and its purpose is to raise money to support the nonprofit organization and also encourage people to read more.

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Fore-Edge Paintings Hidden in Historical Books

Invisible at a glance, artists have long hidden fore-edge artwork in plain sight, resulting in works that are sometimes first spotted decades or even centuries after their creation. What looks like a plain gold-gilt surface on the shelf can unfold to reveal a rich and colorful surprise.

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Books Every Man Must Read

Head to your local bookstore, order them off Amazon or search out a dog-eared copy from a thrift shop or library. If you must, use an e-reader of your choosing, but understand in the minimal inches and grams that you save going digital you will lose something ethereal and wholly essential. Read on, gentleman, read on.

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5 Books to Watch For in September

September is jam-packed with a lot of great new releases — it’s a nice send-off to summer and a welcome into fall for sure. Get your to-read lists ready.

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