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'84, Charing Cross Road' – celebrating the best movie ever made about reading

Thirty years ago, '84, Charing Cross Road' was released, achieving the magic of bringing to life the quiet drama of being lost in a book.

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Bestselling books the week of 1/19/17, according to IndieBound

What's selling best at independent bookstores across America.

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'The Cyclist Who Went Out Into the Cold' rides the Iron Curtain Trail
'The Cyclist Who Went Out Into the Cold' rides the Iron Curtain Trail(image)



'Relentless Spirit' looks beyond fame and glory for the story of Missy Franklin
'Relentless Spirit' looks beyond fame and glory for the story of Missy Franklin(image)



'How America Lost Its Secrets' depicts a darker, complicated Edward Snowden
'How America Lost Its Secrets' depicts a darker, complicated Edward Snowden(image)



'The Girl in Green' tells a dark, funny, poetic tale of the US in Iraq
'The Girl in Green' tells a dark, funny, poetic tale of the US in Iraq(image)



How hard is it to impeach a president? Ask Andrew Johnson.

Andrew Johnson dared Congress to go after him, and it did.

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4 audiobooks from around the world

We travel the globe this month with tales from Canada, New York City, Somalia, and the old West.

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Are Obama's happiest reading days just ahead?

Like other ex-presidents, Obama is now freer to enjoy the great pleasure of a good book. 

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10 best books of January 2017, according to Amazon's editors

Have you made a resolution to settle down with a book more often, or are you just looking to continue your already-voracious reading habit? Amazon editors say these are your best choices for a new satisfying read this month. Here's the list, with thoughts on the titles from Amazon senior editor Chris Schluep.

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'The Unbanking of America' asks why banks no longer serve the middle class
'The Unbanking of America' asks why banks no longer serve the middle class(image)



Bestselling books the week of 1/12/17, according to IndieBound

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

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'Mrs. Sherlock Holmes,' 'Arthur and Sherlock' are worthy tributes to an icon
'Mrs. Sherlock Holmes,' 'Arthur and Sherlock' are worthy tributes to an icon(image)



'The New Odyssey' follows the men, women, children streaming to Europe
'The New Odyssey' follows the men, women, children streaming to Europe(image)



'The Private Lives of the Tudors' captivates with surprising detail
'The Private Lives of the Tudors' captivates with surprising detail(image)



'The House of the Dead' recalls heroics, horror in Russian penal colonies
'The House of the Dead' recalls heroics, horror in Russian penal colonies(image)



Bestselling books the week of 1/5/17, according to IndieBound

What's selling best at independent bookstores across the America.

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'Debriefing the President' details the CIA's interrogation of Saddam Hussein
'Debriefing the President' details the CIA's interrogation of Saddam Hussein(image)



'The Red Sphinx' sparkles and shines in a new translation
'The Red Sphinx' sparkles and shines in a new translation(image)



'The Egyptians' asks: Is Egypt ready for democracy?
'The Egyptians' asks: Is Egypt ready for democracy?(image)