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#Books

# books - Today’s News

Jeffrey Archer: “I wouldn’t know erotica, I wouldn’t know hobgoblins”

The writer whose books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide talked to TheJournal.ie about rugby, his literary success and life as a storyteller.

# books - Friday 14 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge 7 inappropriate books every parent needs in their lives Bedtime Stories

7 inappropriate books every parent needs in their lives

“You Have to F**king Eat”.

# books - Sunday 9 November, 2014

Obsession, sex, weight and women – welcome to the world of Only Ever Yours

Louise O’Neill’s debut novel has been getting rave reviews.

# books - Sunday 2 November, 2014

# books - Friday 31 October, 2014

One single library card will soon give you access to all the libraries in Ireland

The single library management system is the first of its kind in Europe.

# books - Friday 17 October, 2014

Opinion: Don’t despair if your child doesn’t love to read – it’s all about finding the right book

For every child who reads voraciously and indiscriminately, there is one who can’t relate to the books their parents are urging them to read. Solution? Find a book THEY love.

# books - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

A book about a prisoner-of-war camp won the Booker Prize last night

Richard Flanagan is the third Australian to win the prestigious award.

# books - Thursday 9 October, 2014

French writer Patrick Modiano has won the Nobel Prize for Literature

The award is the biggest prize in literature and is worth €877,000.

Do you prefer buying books in bookshops or online? Books Are My Bag This post contains a poll

Do you prefer buying books in bookshops or online?

If you like browsing your local bookstore, or want to get back into that, then this campaign is for you.

# books - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge This woman’s book about attempting to marry George Clooney has some very unfortunate timing Awkward

# books - Sunday 28 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge 7 upcoming books every twentysomething should read this autumn Reading Matter

7 upcoming books every twentysomething should read this autumn

New writing from Amy Poehler, Richard Ayoade and more.

# books - Saturday 6 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge 11 of the most inappropriate children’s books ever Awkward

# books - Thursday 4 September, 2014

National Library at ‘critical point’ due to funding cuts putting collections at risk

Visitor numbers to the NLI are up 42% on last year.

# books - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge The 15 exhausting stages of a book hangover Reality Check

# books - Thursday 28 August, 2014

The Irish author of Uncle Silas was honoured with a Google Doodle today

Sheridan Le Fanu was born in Dominick Street in Dublin 200 years ago today.

# books - Monday 4 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge 19 terrifying things you learn by the time you’re 29 Ravages Of Time

19 terrifying things you learn by the time you’re 29

Growing up, growing up to be…

# books - Saturday 2 August, 2014

All the books you need to read this year

Books, books, books. And more books.

# books - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Two Irish novelists have been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize

So was Englishman David Mitchell, who lives in Co Cork.

# books - Monday 21 July, 2014

From Business ETC New Amazon service offers unlimited e-book access Book Boom

New Amazon service offers unlimited e-book access

The Kindle Unlimited service will give US readers a Spotify-style service for their e-readers.

# books - Saturday 19 July, 2014

This could be Ireland’s library of the future – but why the controversy?

The Lexicon is costing €36.6m to build.

# books - Friday 18 July, 2014

Here are the ‘pro-gay’ kids books Singapore is clamping down on

A penguin with two dads, children adopted from China, and an American favourite.

# books - Friday 11 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge David Duchovny has written a book about farm animals uniting Israel and Palestine Duchvony

Singapore national library to destroy LGBT-themed children’s books

Library says three books are contrary to its “pro-family” stance.

# books - Sunday 29 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge The 10 best books of the year (so far), according to Amazon Bookworms

# books - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge 7 important life lessons we learned from Maurice Sendak Wild Thing

7 important life lessons we learned from Maurice Sendak

The author of Where the Wild Things Are would have been 83 today.

# books - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Irish author Eimear McBride wins £30,000 Baileys Prize for her debut novel

She spent more than a decade trying to get it published – and now it’s won one of the biggest prizes in literature.

# books - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge 16 products you won’t believe actually exist Cat Hair

16 products you won’t believe actually exist

Shut up and take our money.

# books - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge We studied Maya Angelou’s writing in school – here’s what she taught us RIP

We studied Maya Angelou’s writing in school – here’s what she taught us

The author passed away today at the age of 86.

# books - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Co Carlow has the sassiest librarians in the country You So Fine

Co Carlow has the sassiest librarians in the country

Look at this poster. Would YOU want a fine off this crowd?

# books - Thursday 17 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Stephen King is tired of you moaning about Game of Thrones spoilers King Stephen

Stephen King is tired of you moaning about Game of Thrones spoilers

Spoilerville. Population: this post.

Funding of €15m to provide school book rental schemes for 400 schools

The Minister for Education said the new funding will benefit all primary schools who currently operate a school book rental scheme.

# books - Sunday 6 April, 2014

US writer Peter Matthiessen dies aged 86 RIP

US writer Peter Matthiessen dies aged 86

The author, who had been diagnosed with leukaemia, had been ill for a number of months.

Poll: Do you still read books? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you still read books?

E-book readers are growing in popularity but are you happier when you can actually turn the pages on that page-turner?

# books - Saturday 5 April, 2014

‘Better than telly and the internet’: Dubliners love their library-on-wheels

Funding for Dublin City Public Libraries has dropped by about €800,000 in the last six years.

# books - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

National Library evacuated after basement fire

But all is ok now and no collections were damaged.

# books - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

From Business ETC Pope Francis is selling out (in Irish bookstores) To Be Frank

Pope Francis is selling out (in Irish bookstores)

‘Evangelii Gaudium’ — written solely by the Pope — has been flying off the shelves since its publication late last year.

# books - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Column: A novel approach to exploring Irish history

Comic book writer Sean Michael Wilson discusses the value and challenges of depicting history in graphic novels.

New Censorship Board being put together…solely to deal with Alan Shatter’s ‘Laura’

The board have not met since June 2008 and its future is being considered by the Government.

# books - Thursday 6 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge 11 inarguable reasons real books will always be better than e-books Spine Tingling

11 inarguable reasons real books will always be better than e-books

We laugh in the face of your technological advances.

# books - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Column: What is Fan Fiction – and why is it making people nervous?

It has become an internet sensation over the last decade, but not all is as it seems in the world of Fan Fiction, writes Stephen Downes.

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