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 'Fifty Shades': sado-masochistic romance now a global hit
'Fifty Shades': sado-masochistic romance now a global hit

It's a literary phenomenon: with nearly 40 million copies sold, "Fifty Shades of Grey", an erotic romance spiced up with sado-masochism is well on its way to breaking all the records.

'Fifty Shades': sado-masochistic romance now a global hit
Best-selling biography featured fake Bob Dylan quotes
Best-selling biography featured fake Bob Dylan quotes

A young star of American journalism has acknowledged he concocted quotes from Bob Dylan in his best-selling biography of the American folk legend.

Best-selling biography featured fake Bob Dylan quotes
Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho. ©REUTERS/Eloy Alonso
'Alchemist' author plays with reality in new book

Celebrated Brazilian author Paulo Coelho released his latest novel Wednesday, "Manuscript Found in Accra," examining "values that span time."

'Alchemist' author plays with reality in new book
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Comic-Con fans throng to 'Hobbit,' 'Twilight' tasters

Fans descend on San Diego Thursday for the annual Comic-Con festival of pop culture, with highlights including the long-awaited "Hobbit" and last "Twilight" films, in a four-day geekfest.

Comic-Con fans throng to 'Hobbit,' 'Twilight' tasters
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Quarter of polled Kazakhstan citizens do not read books

A poll on how frequently and what Kazakhstan citizens read was held in June 2012 among 2,307 people from 16 cities of Kazakhstan.

Quarter of polled Kazakhstan citizens do not read books
Kazakhstan writer Oralkhan Bokeyev. Photo courtesy of vsemee.kz
All Kazakhstan will read the same book

Oralkhan Bokeyev’s "Where are you, my bausond colt?" collection of stories will become the book of the year this time.

All Kazakhstan will read the same book
Photo by Shynar Ospanova©
Nazarbayev University received books collection worth $210 thousand

Nazarbayev University received a collection of rare books worth 31 million tenge.

Nazarbayev University received books collection worth $210 thousand
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Ahmet Yasawi manuscript found in Kokshetau museum

A unique manuscript of legendary Divani Khikmet text, written by Khoja Ahmet Yasawi was found in Kokshetau museum.

Ahmet Yasawi manuscript found in Kokshetau museum
©Vladimir Dmitriyev
Kazakhstan to translate Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter books into Kazakh language

Kazakhstan Communications and Information Ministry’s website announced results of the public opinion poll on what books by foreign authors should be translated to Kazakh language.

Kazakhstan to translate Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter books into Kazakh language
PHOTO: Kazakhstan Romeo and Juliet became comics characters

The first book of Kazakhstan comics has been made in Almaty. You can see what Kazakh-made comics are like for yourselves.

PHOTO: Kazakhstan Romeo and Juliet became comics characters
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo courtesy of akorda.kz
New Nazarbayev's book presented in Astana

The book called Global Energy and Environmental Strategy of Sustainable Development in the 21st Century was presented at the 2nd ASTANA MINING & METALLURGY.

New Nazarbayev's book presented in Astana
Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
80 percent of books are imported to Kazakhstan from Russia

Kazakhstan National Book Chamber said 40% of the books in Kazakhstan are sold in Almaty. Kazakh book market is estimated at $60 million.

80 percent of books are imported to Kazakhstan from Russia