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    Book fair begins Wednesday

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 04/10/2011

    » The 16th Book Expo Thailand begins Wednesday at Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre and runs until October 16. With nearly 900 booths from 424 publishers, it’s a good idea to start planning your visit now.

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    Anwar Ibrahim is back in Bangkok

    Life, Published on 20/11/2018

    » The champion of reformasi (reform), a prisoner of more than 10 years and finally the prime minister-in-waiting of Malaysia, Anwar Ibrahim has charted the most remarkable political career the region has ever seen.

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    A variety of attractions at Book Expo

    Life, Published on 18/10/2017

    » Book Expo Thailand will kick-start today with an exciting array of books of all genres and interesting exhibitions and activities running until Oct 29, at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Ratchadaphisek Road. It's open daily from 10am-9pm.

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    Welcome (back) to the jungle

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 07/12/2018

    » Telling a story that has been told several times before may require a fresh approach. And in Mowgli: Legend Of The Jungle, yet another retelling of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, director Andy Serkis has decided for a more sombre tone to set his film apart from the rest.

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    The king of the book geeks

    Life, Published on 17/08/2015

    » Kenny Leck runs an unlikely business -- an independent bookshop -- with remarkable success. In Singapore, property prices keep making new highs, and Leck has had to move his shop three times. Now his quaint and homey BooksActually is in the heart of Tiong Bahru, once a residential area that has recently acquired a hip vibe (maybe that will make him move shop again?). Open 24/7, BooksActually is known as a hub of the growing Singapore literary scene. Leck or as he is locally known -- "The king of the book geeks" -- has been on The Straits Times' list of one of 20 most powerful people in the arts in Singapore for three years.

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    Don't judge these books by their titles

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 25/11/2018

    » It is generally agreed that a snappy title helps the sales of a book, although some can be a real turnoff. With this in mind, for 40 years the English literary magazine Bookseller, has been holding an annual award for the oddest book title. Also known as the Diagram Prize, last year's winner was the enthralling The Commuter Pig Keeper which just edged out the thought-provoking Nipples on My Knee.

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    Will these change the way we read?

    Life, Published on 02/11/2018

    » 'A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic," cosmologist Carl Sagan once said. "It's a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years."

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    Happiness in a book

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 16/12/2016

    » Can money really buy happiness? What factors in one's childhood ensure one's happiness in adulthood? Do sons or daughters make parents more happy? And why is stress such an enemy to trying to lose weight? Apparently, something as vague as feelings and happiness can be quantifiable and explained, thanks to Salmon Books' recent release How Happiness Works And Why We Behave The Way We Do. Packaged in a bright yellow hue with nothing less than a huge smiley face on the cover, Nattavudh Powdthavee explains the economics of happiness and our feelings in 32 easy-to-digest chapters.

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    Activist: 'Prayut as democracy hero' book a lie

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 19/04/2018

    » Firebrand activist Srisuwan Janya has vowed to sue the Fine Arts Department if it fails to recalls a book called the History of Thailand, which depicts coup maker and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha as a patron of democracy.

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    Book fair crowds a beacon of hope

    News, Taam Yingcharoen, Published on 11/04/2018

    » Over 1.8 million people attended the 46th National Book Fair & 16th Bangkok International Book Fair from March 30 to April 8, leading printing businesses to express optimism that Thailand's reading culture will revive.

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