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Free Library to display Shakespeare first folio in rare book department

Free Library of Philadelphia

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'The Worst-Case Scenario: Survival Experience' opening at the Franklin Institute

Worst-Case Scenario Survival Experience at Franklin Institute

Eagles

Eagles' Zach Ertz is publishing a children's book with a foreword from Carson Wentz

Zach Ertz book

Health News

Reading and listening to books stimulates the same areas of the brain

Brain Maps Berkeley Reading Books Listening Audiobooks study

Summer

In support of the beach read: 6 best books for summer

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Entertainment

Carmen Maria Machado announces horror comic 'The Low, Low Woods' set in Pennsylvania mining town

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Books

Amazon announces its picks for the 20 best books of 2019 so far

Amazon Best Books of the Year So Far

Education

Touring book truck to stop at Free Library this week

Philly Free Library bus tour

Movies

Danny DeVito options rights for book about Toms River pollution, cancer outbreak

Danny DeVito Toms River book movie

Wellness

This free website grades health-focused books on accuracy, healthfulness

health book reviews

Performances

BalletX to perform 'The Little Prince' at Wilma Theater in July

BalletX to perform The Little Prince

Tech

Authors discuss Silicon Valley’s top tech mentor, Bill Campbell

Dillon - Trillion Dollars

Comedy

Chelsea Handler on life, death and therapy after Trump

Chelsea Handler

Children's Health

Amazon avoids the 'misinformation pipeline' by removing books touting autism cures

Amazon

Books

Will Smith's 'Fresh Prince' inspires new children's book series

Fresh prince screen shot

Food & Drink

Laurel's Nick Elmi will publish a cookbook this fall

Laurel

Books

What's the greatest love story ever?

Jennifer Weiner

Books

A Dickens of a celebration

Carroll - Dickens Sculpture

Literature

Philly book publisher reimagines classic novels with Gritty as star

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Awards

Pennsylvania is the fourth most-decorated literary state in the U.S.

John Updike

Entertainment

10 books to read before the movie adaptations come out in 2019

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Weekend

Weekend picks: Ice bar, Deck the Alley, ugly sweater party and more

Holiday

5 books from Philly writers that make great holiday gifts

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Pop Culture

Sequel to Margaret Atwood's 'The Handmaid's Tale' announced

Margaret Atwood

Shopping

Attend a book festival at Cherry Street Pier this December

Cherry Street Pier

Celebrities

Tom Hanks will be in Philadelphia on Halloween night

Food & Drink

Michael Solomonov will sign copies of his new cookbook 'Israeli Soul' tonight

Michael Solomonov

Pets

Philly-area high schooler helps tell heartwarming rescue dog stories

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Books

The next 'One Book, One Philadelphia' selection is by a two-time National Book Award winner

Jesmyn Ward national book awards

Arts & Culture

You can view J.K. Rowling's handwritten 'Harry Potter' manuscripts up close

Shopping

New York-based Shakespeare & Co. opens book shop in Rittenhouse

shakespeare and co philly bookstore

People

Omarosa is coming to Temple to discuss her new book, 'Unhinged'

Omarosa is coming to Temple to discuss her book, 'Unhinged'

Books

Michelle Obama is visiting Philadelphia this fall for 'Becoming' arena book tour

michelle obama tour

TV

Stormy Daniels to release memoir, 'Full Disclosure,' in October

Stormy Daniels to release new memoir, 'Full Disclosure'

Odd News

Author of 'How to Murder Your Husband' charged with murdering husband

Writing who wrote "How to Murder your Husband" essay charged with murder

Dictionary

Merriam-Webster gets 'hangry' with additions of 'avo,' 'guac' and hundreds of other words

Besito Guac

Teenagers

Why it matters that teens are reading less

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Movies

'Crazy Rich Asians' author Kevin Kwan wanted for draft dodging in Singapore

"Crazy Rich Asians"

Lifestyle

First-year teachers get schooled on Philly slang in new student-authored handbook

Stock_Carroll - The School District of Philadelphia

Comedy

Andy Cowan's new 'Banging My Head...' book reveals untold 'Seinfeld' storylines

Andy Cowan

Television

Hillary Clinton and Steven Spielberg set to bring women's suffrage story to TV

Hillary Clinton to produce new series with Steven Spielberg about the Suffragette movement

Celebrities

Will Smith announces book project with self-help author Mark Manson

Will Smith

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