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The Past And Future Of Big Box Bookstores

Barnes & Noble recently announced it will close nearly 300 bookstores over the coming decade. We consider the past and future of chain bookstores.

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Bookend: Manil Suri On Living In Md., Writing About India

Acclaimed novelist Manil Suri was born in India, but he honed his writing on his native country here in Washington.

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Fifty Years After "The Feminine Mystique" (Rebroadcast)

Fifty years ago, Betty Friedan published her groundbreaking book "The Feminine Mystique." Diane considers its relevance today and the ongoing debate over gender equality at work and at home.

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Book News: Even Mark Twain Has A Shirtless Picture On The Internet

Also: Bill O'Reilly has a new book; George Saunders g-chats The Paris Review; and Batwoman is getting married.
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Tina Brown's Must Reads: The Post-Sept. 11 World

Tina Brown, editor of the Daily Beast and Newsweek, joins NPR's Steve Inskeep for another round of reading recommendations. This month, she offers three picks that show how the world looks after the 2001 attacks.
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Jake Tapper: 'The Outpost' That Never Should Have Been

In a new book, the CNN anchor tells the story of Combat Outpost Keating. The ill-fated American military base was in a remote Afghan valley, and on Oct. 3, 2009, it became the site of one of the deadliest attacks against U.S. troops in the history of the war in Afghanistan.
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Finding A Path For Pakistan At The Karachi Literature Festival

Pakistan's Karachi Literature Festival wrapped up earlier this week amid fresh reports of sectarian violence between Sunni and Shiite Muslims. NPR's Steve Inskeep says that despite the violence, the festival was an intensely relevant and vibrant discussion of Pakistan's troubled path.

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