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BOOK. A general name given to every literary composition which is printed; but appropriately to a printed composition bound in a volume.
     2. The copyright, (q. v.) or exclusive right to print and publish a book, may be secured to the author and his assigns for the term of twenty- eight years; and, if the author be living, and a citizen of the United States, or resident therein, the same right shall be continued to him for the further term of fourteen years, by complying with the conditions of the act of Congress; one of which is, that he shall, within three months after publication, deliver, or cause to be delivered, a copy of the same to the clerk of the said district. Act of February 3, 1831. 4 Sharsw. cont. of Story's L. U. S. 2223.

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Amy told us:"I thought we might reach our original target of [pounds sterling]450 with any luck, and the Bookshop would make up for some of the losses.
Head of retail at Gatwick Airport, Rachel Bulford, also said: "The opening of The Bookshop by WHSmith is the latest, exciting milestone for both the continued development of our North Terminal and our partnership with W H Smith.
Miranda said: "The idea of talking about my novel and my writing in the Castle Bookshop garden, I can't think of a better place to share Sylvie, Gerald and Arthur with readers in Ludlow."
Bookstore worker Zakariya Chababe said the bookshop works with branches in New Zealand and Sharjah; management and ownership is based in Beijing.
We meet these with investment and with all the more confidence for being able to draw on the unrivalled bookselling skills of these two great companies." Organised by the Booksellers Association, this year's Independent Bookshop Week will celebrate holiday reading, bookshop tourism, and bookshop heroes.
His approach was to make Waterstones bookshops friendlier, more locally-rooted places.
This was said to have been caused by the pattern of the bookshop's rooftop which seems unable to hold water anymore, thereby releasing water through the inner roof of the bookshop.
Drake The Bookshop was the regional winner of the 2018 Independent Bookshop of the Year, and the school was very excited to welcome Richard to their school, and listen to him talking so enthusiastically about his love of reading, when the bookshop was launched on Friday, May 10.
I trace my knowledge of the world of books to this bookshop.Nairobi was once awash with bookshops that sold books of high cultural value in terms of knowledge, thought and refinement in writing.
This is the second year that the number of independent bookshop joining BA has grown, with 15 bookshops joining the organisation in 2018.
"We've been waiting for the right site to come along and the bookshop became available," she said.
Broadhursts Bookshop recently took to Twitter to share a fateful occurrence that saw one of its books being sold after being on the shelf since 1991.