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May 24, 2022

Auction of fire-resistant edition comes ahead of an expected US supreme court ruling reversing the right to abortion

Amid political firestorms over books deemed by rightwingers to be unsuitable for school libraries, the author Margaret Atwood has announced an “unburnable” edition of her most famous novel, The Handmaid’s Tale.

The Canadian author, 82, appeared in a short YouTube video to announce the project, attempting to flambé the one-off tome with a flame-thrower.

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Jun 29, 2021

Amid chaos at the White House as the coronavirus pandemic worsened, Donald Trump took to referring derisively to the Covid taskforce chaired by his vice-president as “that fucking council that Mike has”.

Related: New Michael Wolff book reports Trump’s confusion during Capitol attack

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Jun 15, 2021

Figures at major houses said book might stoke ‘staff uprising’ and it would be ‘too hard to get a book that was factually accurate’

Donald Trump has insisted he is writing “the book of all books” – even though major figures in US publishing said on Tuesday that no big house is likely to touch a memoir by the 45th president because it might stoke “a staff uprising” and it would be “too hard to get a book that was factually accurate”.

Related: A Very Stable Genius? No, a narcissist and a racist – a portrait of Trump from a vast library of books

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Oct 27, 2020
  • Nancy Bass Wyden says response ‘so heartwarming’
  • Famous store has been Manhattan fixture since 1927

An appeal for help by the owner of the famous Strand bookstore, in New York City, has paid off at least in the short term: Nancy Bass Wyden reported 25,000 orders over the weekend, crashing the store website, and approaching $200,000 in sales.

Related: 'We cannot survive': New York's Strand bookstore appeals for help

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