'The Da Vinci Code'
Author Dan Brown talks about his recent court dealings and the upcoming movie version of his book "The Da Vinci Code" in Portsmouth, N.H., on April 23, 2006. Brown spoke to a packed room of 900 people.
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'The Art Of Teese'
Dita Von Teese, a burlesque performer and wife of Marilyn Manson, arrives at Harrods department store to sign copies of "The Art Of The Teese" at Waterstone's Book Department, on April 22, 2006, in London. The book promises an in-depth look at sexual history and offers women tips on teasing their men as well as photos of the author in burlesque outfits.
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In this photo provided by First Books, actress Joan Allen reads "The Tree Farmer," to second-grade students at Robert R. Gray Elementary School in Capitol Heights, Md., on April 20, 2006. The event celebrated the donation of 150,000 books by America's paper companies and Simon & Schuster in partnership with First Book to children in need nationwide.
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Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., left, makes an appearance on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart", on April 20, 2006. Kennedy is promoting his book, "America Back On Track."
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Spanish writer Jorge Semprun speaks during a panel session after the opening ceremony of the 13th Budapest International Book Festival in Budapest, Hungary, on April 20, 2006. Semprun is one of two honorary guests of the festival.
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Trump Sells 'Beauty'
Donald Trump, owner of the Miss Universe Organization, is flanked by 14 former Miss Universe titleholders, the 51 Miss USA 2006 contestants and some current pageant titleholders, as he introduces the book "Universal Beauty: The Miss Universe Guide to Beauty" at the launch party at Trump Tower in New York on April 18, 2006.
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Iranian author Shirin Ebadi poses with the German copy of her latest book, "Iran Awakening: A Memoir of Revolution and Hope," during a media conference in Berlin on April 19, 2006. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate's book will be published in May.
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Craig Ferguson speaks about his book "Between The Bridge And The River" at Barnes & Noble in New York on April 19, 2006. Ferguson is the host of CBS' "The Late, Late Show."
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Peter Selley, Sotheby's English literature specialist, talks about the 1623 First Folio edition of Shakespeare's plays on display at Sotheby's in New York on April 19, 2006. Published seven years after Shakespeare's death, this volume contains a total of 36 plays, 18 of which had never been previously printed. The book will be offered in Sotheby's sale of English Literature and History in London on July 13, 2006.
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Fifth-graders at Vancleave Upper Elementary School get their first look at thousands of books donated to the Jackson School District, April 17, 2006, in Vancleave, Miss. About 6,000 books were donated to the district by the Harrisburg, Pa., Patriot-News and distributed by The Mississippi Press to area school libraries that were damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
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Pulitzer Prize Winners
Co-authors Kai Bird, left, and Martin J. Sherwin, hold a copy of their book, "American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer," on April 17, 2006, in Washington. Bird and Sherwin's book won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for biography.
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Geraldine Brooks of Cambridge, Mass., holds a copy of her book "March" in her garden on April 17, 2006. Brooks' novel, which imagines the life of the fictional father in Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women," was awarded the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
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Fonda's 'Life So Far'
Actress Jane Fonda poses for the media during a presentation of her book "My Life So Far," on April 17, 2006, in New York.
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Author Jeff Pearlman, left, hands out flyers promoting his new book, "Love Me, Hate Me," about Barry Bonds outside AT&T Park in San Francisco on April 12, 2006.
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Author Candace Bushnell poses for photographers as she arrives at the 2006 Matrix Awards April 3, 2006, in New York. Bushnell, who wrote the book on which the TV series "Sex and the City" was based, was honored in the category of Books.
Guadalupe Valdez Jr. holds a book written by his grandfather in the 1880s and that he translated, in Corpus Christi, Texas, on March 10, 2006. It took 15 years for Valdez, 88, to translate the book. "Crossing the Rio Grande: An Immigrant's Life in the 1880s," will be published this fall by Texas A&M University Press College Station.
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New Crime Novel
Author Loren D. Estleman sits in his study at his Whitmore Lake, Mich., home on June 24, 1999. Eestleman's latest crime novel is "Nicotine Kiss."
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