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How the New York Public Library fills its shelves, and why some books don’t make the cut

Every book has to earn its spot in one of the world’s leading public library collections. Here’s what it takes for a book to make it to the New York Public Library.

7 books to introduce kids to the wonders of space

If your child has been asking questions about space, they are sure to enjoy these books.


Who’s reading what: Annie Zaidi, writer and journalist

"I do not have a kindle. I only buy ebooks if the paperbook is too expensive to buy and ship, or if I need to read for research purposes. I do read articles and essays, etc on my phone," she says.

Read Only Mode: The Five Best Tech Books of 2018

The best tech books of 2018 by Emily Chang, Scott Galloway, Adam Fisher, Ken Kocienda and Gary Vaynerchuk.

Christmas 2018: 10 books on the festival for children

Christmas 2018: With illustrations to complement the lyrics to a classic carol, festive artwork and jolly characters, this book brilliantly captures all the merriment of the popular Yuletide tune. The book offers a fine blend of the classic and contemporary and is a perfect read for the modern reader.

The Lies That Bind book review: The Crisis of Identity

That which defines is also that which reduces, writes Kwake Anthony Appiah in a deeply perceptive analysis of the problematics of selfhood


The winner takes it all

"I am not 24 carat, but I do make an effort and strive to be. Nothing in this world is unique. We all have our tragedies and so we have to stop blaming life, but focus on self-development and personal growth," Shiv Khera.

8 children's books on the theme of peace

International Day of Peace: With bright colours and fun illustrations woven into a child-friendly format, The Peace Book is apt for young readers to help them understand the meaning of peace, and the importance of friendship, caring and acceptance.

Travels with Tomes

Two travelling bibliophiles have released an anthology of poetry from across the world.

Breaking Barriers

Jordanian author Fadi Zaghmout on his popular blog The Arab Observer and writing on subjects considered taboo in his homeland

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Love books? Catch a glimpse of the World Book Fair in New Delhi

The New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF), which has emerged as one of the most significant events in the publishing world, will be held in the Capital during January 6-14 at Pragati Maidan.

Books that created a controversy in 2014

It was an unusual year for publishing as many legal and marketing decisions of publishers snowballed into controversies. (Text: IANS)