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Haruki Murakami’s new book just came out and the world is celebrating this with a hipster video game inspired by the author’s work. Think cats, jazz and strange magic.

Prepare for our book club Wednesday with this profile on Alison Bechdel done by Rolling Stone.

Hachette is down with all the Amazon troubles, so they will sell their own books now using Twitter. Who needs Amazon anymore? We’ll just bomb social media with options to spend more money.

Mellville House is publishing the Senate Torture Report in book form. Wouldn’t that look swell on your shelf?

After all the drama surrounding Lena Dunham’s book, her publisher is now forced to change parts of it. The often mentioned rape chapter is now being somewhat censored, because people have found out who Dunham had been writing about. Oh that Barry.

Look at this Flavorwire best books of the year list. Do you see all those book club books? And maybe also take a look at the best short story collections.

Vox writes about the new feminist comic Bitch Planet. They warn us that it will make the readers uncomfortable, but that might just be what we need.

A while ago we reported on UK prisons banning new books, but luckily the court has ruled this ban unlawful. So bring on those books again!

Gene Luen Yang made a mistake in his graphic novel The Shadow Hero and now wrote a comic to apologize for it. Great etiquette!

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