Tulane acquires archive of Vampire author Anne Rice

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane University has acquired the complete archives of bestselling author Anne Rice, who was born and raised in New Orleans and whose books, including “Interview with a Vampire," o...

Librarians honor books by Luiselli and Higginbotham

NEW YORK (AP) — Valeria Luiselli's novel “Lost Children Archive” and Adam Higginbotham's nonfiction “Midnight in Chernobyl” have been awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal, a $5,000 prize presented by the...

Agents recover stolen 500-year-old copy of Columbus letter

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Federal agents in Delaware have recovered a more than 500-year-old copy of a letter penned by Christopher Columbus that vanished from an Italian library decades ago. ...

1802 document recognizing Napoléon's rule for life on show in Taipei

Having been held in private hands for nearly two centuries, an original typewritten document published in 1802 recording the results of the French constitutional referendum which made Napoléon ...

Biophilic decor: Ways to bring the feel of nature indoors

The term "biophilia," an affinity for the living world, was coined back in the 1980s by American biologist and author E.O. Wilson. We have an instinctive drive to connect with nature, he said, and the...

Treasures of 17th century literati featured in Taiwan NPM exhibition

An exhibition featuring artifacts from 17th century China kicked off Sept. 28 at the National Palace Museum in Taipei City. “The Literati’s Ordinaries - A Proposal of Life from the 17th...

Young Sam Clemens' signature found on Mark Twain Cave wall

Against all odds, what appears to be Samuel Clemens' signature from his youth has turned up, scrawled on the wall of the Missouri cave he made famous in "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." ...

US Library of Congress and National Library of Taiwan unveil digitized rare book collection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In order to celebrate May as “Asian Pacific American Heritage Month” in the U.S., the Asian Division of the U.S. Library of Congress has revealed 1,000 digitiz...

400-year-old Bible stolen from US is found in Netherlands

PITTSBURGH (AP) — One of the hundreds of rare books stolen from a Pittsburgh library in a 20-year scheme has been recovered in the Netherlands. The FBI will return the 400-year-old G...

Form Audible to Whole Foods: A look at Amazon's empire

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is hard to escape. Whether you've bought shoes at Zappos, picked up milk at Whole Foods or listened to an audiobook on Audible, you've been caught up in Amazon...

Archivist, bookseller charged in $8M rare book theft scheme

A library archivist and an antique bookseller are charged with stealing millions of dollars' worth of rare books, illustrations, maps and photographs from a Pittsburgh library over a 20-year period. ...

There's room for small businesses to compete with Prime Day

NEW YORK (AP) — As Amazon gears up for its Prime Day promotion, other big-name retailers like Macy's and eBay are launching deals and sales of their own. But small businesses — including those that do...

Almost 200 rare books to be auctioned at Taipei book fair

Taipei, Feb. 3 (CNA) A total of 197 rare and old books will be auctioned at the Taipei International Book Exhibition next week, giving book lovers and collectors a chance to take home collectibles. ...

Stephen King to help bookstore owner who lost collection

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Stephen King says he wants to help a Maine bookstore owner who lost thousands of dollars' worth of rare books, including original King manuscripts, after flood caused by a broken ...

Harry Potter exhibit marks 20th anniversary of first book

LONDON (AP) — A new British Library exhibition is tracing the history of magic to mark the 20th anniversary of the publication of J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone." ...