Jennifer Weiner http://nwpr.org en Book News: Amazon Says It Hopes Polish, Czech Workers Won't Unionize http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-amazon-says-it-hopes-polish-czech-workers-wont-unionize <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>As Amazon expands into Poland and the Czech Republic, it says it hopes its workers won't unionize. "In terms of unions themselves, we don't see a need for that," Tim Collins, director of Amazon's EU logistics operations, <a href="http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2014/01/22/amazon-hopes-for-a-union-free-poland-and-czech-expansion/#axzz2rJXyai2L">tells <em>The Financial Times</em>' beyondbrics blog</a> (registration required). Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:29:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 40453 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Amazon Says It Hopes Polish, Czech Workers Won't Unionize Book News: Scores Of Books Burned In Lebanese Library Torching http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-scores-books-burned-lebanese-library-torching <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>A library belonging to a Greek Orthodox priest was torched in Tripoli, Lebanon, last week, <a href="http://gulfnews.com/news/region/lebanon/assailants-torch-decades-old-library-in-north-lebanon-1.1273671">according to Agence France-Press</a>. Around two-thirds of the 80,000 books reportedly were destroyed. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 12:22:00 +0000 editor 39703 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Scores Of Books Burned In Lebanese Library Torching Book News: Richard Dawkins Under Fire For Child Abuse Remarks http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-richard-dawkins-under-fire-child-abuse-remarks <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>In a controversial interview about his upcoming memoir, the evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins called for stronger distinctions to be made between what he called "mild paedophilia" and violent crimes. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:57:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 34079 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Richard Dawkins Under Fire For Child Abuse Remarks