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773 Libraries Have Closed In Britain

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy’s (Cipfa) annual survey reports that 773 libraries in the UK–excluding Northern Ireland–have closed in the last decade, 35 in the last year. Conservative government’s restrictive spending and local councils tight budgets are blamed.

When You Misquote Books Publicly, The Authors Will Tell On You

During the Trump impeachment hearings Paul Taylor, Republican lawyer for the Judiciary Committee, quoted two books on impeachment: Neal Katyal’s Impeach: The Case Against Donald Trump and To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment by Joshua Matz and Laurence Tribe. The problem is he misused both quotes: “’Wow. I just watched Republicans lie about my book,’ Katyal wrote on Twitter. Tribe had a similar complaint: ‘They didn’t just leave out the ellipses from my [book],” they also “deleted my conclusion[.]’”

Jimmy Kimmel Donates Book Proceeds

Jimmy Kimmel’s new children’s book, The Serious Goose, which he wrote and illustrated, is doing more than just delighting children readers: the books proceeds are being donated to children’s hospitals, inspired by the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, which saved his son’s life.