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Dark Horse and Barnes & Noble Set Quests for Legend of Zelda® Fans!

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To celebrate the release of the highly anticipated The Legend of Zelda: Art and Artifacts, Dark Horse and Barnes & Noble bookstores invite Zelda fans to special events taking place at select stores across the country.

Each participating Barnes & Noble location has a quest. Zelda fans will be given a map of various locations throughout their store, where they must answer a trivia question at each stop. Those who are successful in their quest will be rewarded with an event exclusive Triforce enamel pin and photo opportunity.

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March: Book Three Sweeps American Library Association Awards!

March: Book Three has won four American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards: the Coretta Scott King Book Award; the Michael L. Printz Award; the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, and the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults.

This is the first time a single book has won all four awards. Details follow the break.

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VIZ Media Slates The Art of Magic: The Gathering – Kaladesh for January!

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The Art of Magic: The Gathering – Kaladesh – the third volume in the series of art books collecting art from the strategy card game – will be a 240-page hardcover with illustrations from artists including Adam Paquette (who also provided the cover art) Cliff Childs, Winona Wilson and Christine Choi and in-depth lore by bestselling author and Magic: The Gathering Senior Game Designer James Wyatt.

The VIZ Media release will be stores on January 3rd. Further details follow the break.

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Reaches Milestone!

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library started out as a community outreach program and has grown into the world’s largest literacy program – in December it will distribute 1,000,000 books to children around the globe.

Not bad for a program that was initially intended to serve Parton’s home county of Sevier County, Tennessee.

To celebrate this milestone, Evey Johns, a two-year-old from Conway, Arkansas who just enrolled in the Imagination Library, has been randomly selected to receive a $30,000 college scholarship.

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Gary Morgenstein’s Sci-Fi Adventure Series Mad Mel and The Marradians Now a Podcast!

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For SyFy channel exec Gary Morgenstein is also an accomplished author. Who knew? His Sci-Fi Adventure Series Mad Mel and The Marradians is now a Podcast. Just in time for the 2016 presidential election — which some people believe features aliens as candidates — acclaimed audio drama producer-director Mike Sargent is bringing Gary Morgenstein’s four-part sci-fi political series Mad Mel and the Marradians to radio. Episode one is available at madmelsavestheworld.com beginning Saturday, October 15.
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Release Date Announced for First Toyko Ghoul Novel!

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The first in a series of novels based on Sui Ishida’s hit manga, Tokyo Ghoul, Tokyo Ghoul: Days will be in stores on October 18th.

Tokyo Ghoul: Days, by shin Towada, is a collection of interconnected short stories which, taken as a whole, form a novel. These stories take place around Café Anteiku, a gathering place for Tokyo’s ghouls.

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Hip Hop Raised Me – Definitive Book On Hip Hop Culture Coming In November!

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If you listen to hip hop you know DJ Semtex – host of the UK’s premier Hip Hop show on BBC Radio 1Xtra.

He’s been around for a long time, so when he set out to chronicle hip hop as artistic expression and culture, you know he’ll get it right.

Hip Hop Raised Me is the book he wrote – with a foreword by Chuck D – and it is due for publication on November 15th. Follow the jump for details – and a trailer in which DJ Semtex talks about why he took on the project.

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Subject of Jiro Dreams of Sushi Creates Culinary Guidebook!

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Jiro Ono, the subject of critically acclaimed documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, has created a new culinary guidebook for lovers of Japanese cuisine.

Sushi: Jiro Gastronomy is a unique new culinary guidebook that presents an extraordinary journey through the delectable seasonal offerings at Japan’s most famous sushi restaurant, Sushi Sukiyabashi Jiro (as seen in Jiro Dreams of Sushi).

Available on October 11th, Sushi: Jiro Gastronomy is ‘distillation of a lifetime’s worth of knowledge and a great companion for sushi lovers everywhere.’ For more, follow the jump.

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Hayao Miyazaki Celebrated with The Art of Castle in the Sky!

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Hayao Miyazaki is probably the second most famous animator/storyteller in the world after Walt Disney. His films have enjoyed universal acclaim (From Up On Poppy Hill, at 83% on Rotten Tomatoes, is his lowest aggregate score) and his skill as both artist and director is virtually unparalleled.

On October 18th, VIZ Media will release The Art of Castle in the Sky (95% on Rotten Tomatoes) to celebrate the film’s 30th anniversary – collecting illustrations, character artwork and insights from Miyazaki on one of his most entertaining films. Details follow the jump.

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Dark Horse Presents Will Save the Galaxy for Food!

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Will Save the Galaxy for Food is title of a new satirical sci-fi space opera featuring a down-on-his-luck galactic pilot.

Written by Ben ‘Yahtzee’ Croshaw (Mogworld, Jam) and illustrated by E.M. Gist (The Strain, Death Head), this new novel will be in stores on February 1st, 2017. Follow the jump for more.

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Miyuki Miyabi’s New Supernatural Mystery The Gate of Sorrows Available Now!

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VIZ Media’s Haikasoru imprint has released the new novel by acclaimed author Miyuki Miyabi (Apparitions: Ghosts of Old Edo), The Gate of Sorrows.

The supernatural mystery is built around a series of murders in Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward.

Retired police detective Shigenori is, however, more obssessed with a gargoyle that seems to move – while college freshman Kotaro launches a web-based investigation of the killer.

The Gate of Sorrows is in bookstores now – and   is also available digitally for the Amazon Kindle, Apple’s iBooks Store, Barnes & Noble’s Nook Book Store, the Kobo eBooks Store, and the Google Play store. Follow the jump for more.

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