Heading Down Under where locals are "dry as a dead dingo's donger" and beachgoers don "budgie smugglers"?
Jamaican author Marlon James won the Man Booker Prize for best novel for "A Brief History of Seven Killings", a re-telling of the attempted assassination of musician Bob Marley.
The hugely successful "Twilight" vampire romance series is marking its 10th anniversary with a twist -- a gender swap.
Agatha Christie fans have descended on her hometown of Torquay on the English Riviera for the 125th anniversary of the murder master's birth.
Popular Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami's new book has gone on sale, with a major domestic bookstore chain buying 90 percent of the initial print run in a direct challenge to online rivals.
The eagerly-awaited sequel to Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium crime trilogy hit store shelves in 25 countries.
Kiev's public relations war with Moscow scaled new heights as Ukraine released a list of prominent Russian reporters and authors whose books will be banned from sale.
Bookstores opened at midnight when copies of Harper Lee's eagerly awaited, but controversial second novel flew off the shelves more than half a century after the groundbreaking success of "To Kill a Mockingbird."
A long-lost notebook owned by British mathematician and World War II code breaker Alan Turing sold at auction in New York on Monday for $1 million.
Books on Islam are selling out in France after deadly extremist attacks in the capital raised uncomfortable questions about Europe's fastest-growing religion.
Fantasy novelist George R. R. Martin has released a chapter from his upcoming next book in the series on which hit television show "Game of Thrones" is based.
Submerged in his new novel, Turkey's Nobel prize laureate Orhan Pamuk gazes out over the city of Istanbul, the main protagonist of his books.
Publisher Hachette and Amazon ended an acrimonious feud over online book sales.
Marvel unveiled plans for a slate of new superhero films, expanding its already wildly successful comic book universe.
US online retail giant Amazon may be absent from the stands at the world's biggest book fair but it has still been at the heart of a heated debate.
The life of billionaire Facebook executive and "Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg has been distilled into a 32-page comic book set for release this week.
A near-flawless edition of the first book featuring cartoon hero Superman from June 1938 has fetched $3.2 million at auction.
Bird houses for bookcrossing have been installed in parks of Almaty, a large southern city of Kazakhstan.
Hachette Book Group defended itself against accusations of pushing up prices for e-books amid a dispute with online retail giant Amazon.
Former US president George W. Bush has written a "personal biography" of his presidential father, said Crown publishers, which announced it will release the book in November.
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