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With McCormick's closing, Greenville takes another step backwards

Once hailed as one of the nation’s great centers for literature, Greenville’s cultural heritage has sustained yet another big blow with the announcement that McCormick’s Book Inn will shut its doors at the end of this month. The privately owned bookstore has been a gathering place for both writers and readers since 1965. In addition to its books, the store ...

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Iconic Delta bookstore to close at month's end

GREENVILLE — A neighborhood gathering place, the only spot in Greenville to get a Sunday New York Times, a stop for visiting writers and tourists and a Greenville Main Street landmark since 1965 is shutting its doors. Hugh and Mary Dayle McCormick, the owners of McCormick Book Inn, tell the Delta Democrat Times the shop will close Nov. 30. The ...

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Judge tosses lawsuit against 'The Help' author

JACKSON — Did Kathryn Stockett use her brother’s African American maid as the basis for a character in the bestselling novel-turned-movie “The Help?” For now, that question may go unanswered, by a court anyway. A Mississippi judge threw out a lawsuit yesterday in which Ablene Cooper alleged Stockett used her likeness without permission in a book about relationships between white ...

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Case against 'King of Torts' authors tossed

OXFORD — A Lafayette County circuit judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a former federal prosecutor and a political blogger over a book they co-wrote about the judicial corruption case involving former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs. The Oxford Eagle reports that Judge Robert Elliot filed an order July 15 dismissing the suit that FBI agent Hal Neilson filed in December ...

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Amazon signs e-book deal with Wylie

SEATTLE — Amazon.com Inc. says it has struck a deal that will give it exclusive rights to sell some of the great works of 20th century literature in electronic form. An agreement with The Wylie Agency gives Amazon exclusive rights for two years to sell e-book versions of novels including Saul Bellow’s “The Adventures of Augie March” and Philip Roth’s ...

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WCU signs first-of-its-kind agreement

HATTIESBURG — William Carey University (WCU) and Barnes & Noble College Booksellers have signed an agreement that will offer textbooks for rent to students on all three campuses in Hattiesburg, Biloxi and New Orleans. The program will be in place for the fall semester. According to a Barnes and Noble spokesperson, WCU is the first four-year institution in the state ...

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Barnes & Noble introduces textbook rentals

NEW YORK (AP) — Bookseller Barnes & Noble Inc. is launching a textbook rental program for college students, making it the newest entrant in a growing field. The new program, available though campus bookstores or the stores’ Web sites began as a pilot program in three of its 636 campus bookstores in the fall. It has now been expanded to ...

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