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Rope Sales Rise Thanks to ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’
There's no denying that E. L. James' erotic novel 'Fifty Shades of Grey' -- which features a storyline involving bondage and sadomasochism -- is a bonafide phenomenon. And now, even hardware stores are getting in the craze as sales of rope are on the rise.
10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Maurice Sendak
Maurice Sendak’s passing marked more than just the end for a great children’s author and illustrator. Parents and children alike have read and loved Sendak’s works and stories for years because as Sendak often said, he didn’t consider his books to be for children. They may have been marketed that wa…
‘The Artist’ Wonder Dog Uggie Is Writing His Own Memoir?
Uggie may have retired from his thriving on-screen career as the back-flipping Jack Russell terrier from 'The Artist' and those awesome Nintendo DS commercials, but it looks as though he just might become the next best-selling author. Yup, you read that right. Uggie -- a dog -- will be rel…
10 Wonderfully Awesome ‘Berenstain Bears’ Books
Fans of quality children's books were saddened by the passing of Jan Berenstain, cocreator (with her husband Stan) of the long-running 'Berenstain Bears' books series. (Stan passed away in 2005 from cancer.)
Cartoonists and parenting book authors, Stan and Jan sought out to create a series that could…
Scratch-and-Sniff Book Lets You Take a Whiff of New York City
Ah, New York City. The sights and smells are like nowhere on earth. Where else can you see the Statue of Liberty and take in the aroma of hot dogs? Or fish? Or, um, sewers?
Showcasing the Big Apple in all its olfactory glory is the goal of a new scratch-and-sniff book called 'New York, Phew York,' il…
Borders Employees Diss Customers in Hilarious Farewell Note
Borders bookstores will shut their doors forever at the end of this month, and in a final kiss-off to those who patronized the once-popular chain, employees at one of Borders' franchises hung in their display window a bitter note which listed all the things customers had done to piss them…

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