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We love people who love a book so much they are willing to dedicate everything to it. Fandoms are great and if you don’t believe us, take a look at this Harry Potter wedding and Alice in Wonderland store.

If you were still unsure of Margaret Atwood’s badassery, you can now taste her own home-brewed beer. We SO need to sell this!

Great Expectations is coming to the BBC, therefore the London Underground was temporarily taken over by five Miss Havishams, wailing in wedding dresses.

God is now smiting indie bookstores. If you didn’t think that indie bookstores were doomed, this will surely change your mind.

Here’s a first look at Jason Segel’s new children’s book Nightmares. Read the interview for weird insights into his mind and his recurring dream of having to fight Dracula.

Amazon is being the worst once again. They are still fighting with Hachette and have now gone as far as deleting pre-order possibilities of their books. So go buy your Rowling somewhere else.

Three Percent has come up with the perfect distraction for book lovers during the football season: A World Cup of Literature. Books from all the World Cup countries are pitted against each other in a Tournament of Books fashion, deciding what country will be literature’s best that year. And you can now vote for books to represent your country!

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