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Book News: Lately, state governments have been waxing poetic. Showing their more aesthetic side, North Carolina has named its new state poet laureate, while both Ohio and Massachusetts are moving forward with plans to establish similar posts at home.
In an announcement Monday, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory appointed Shelby Stephenson to the role of poet laureate.
Also this week, Barnes & Noble is now the sole owner of the Nook e-reader. On the heels of its agreement to buy outMicrosoft’s ownership stake in the e-reader Nook, Barnes & Noble has struck a similar deal with the publisher, Pearson.