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Time for this Saturday’s assortment of interesting bookish links….
- Mississippi School board retracts To Kill a Mockingbird ban A Mississippi school district will resume teaching “To Kill A Mockingbird” after the book was pulled from a junior high reading list.The Sun Herald reports that Biloxi School District administrators removed the novel from the eighth-grade curriculum earlier this month after the district received complaints that some of the book’s language “makes people uncomfortable.”
- Major Canadian Bookstore Chain, Indigo, coming to the U.S. “We’re going to probably do three, four, five stores over the next 24 months and test the market response to the concept,” Indigo CEO Heather Reisman said during a call with investors after it released it second quarter results. “Then if we experience what we think we’re going to be seeing, then we’ll look at further growth.” She added: “We will definitely open a couple [of stores] before making any major commitments.”
- Seattle, and 8 other international cities, named UNESCO “Cities of Literature.” 64 cities from 44 countries have been designated as UNESCO Creative Cities by Director-General, Irina Bokova. They join a Network at the frontline of UNESCO’s efforts to foster innovation and creativity as key drivers for a more sustainable and inclusive urban development. This network attracts growing interest from local authorities.