COVID-19 continues its spread across the world, disrupting every aspect of life, including books and reading. We’re covering the effects of the pandemic on the literary world, and of course, recommending books to read while we’re all practicing social distancing (you are practicing social distancing, right?). This post will automatically update with new COVID-19-relevant content as we publish it. Stay safe, friends, and wash your hands!
Advice From WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING on Coping With Social Isolation
One reader takes solace in and shares some advice on social distancing from WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING.
Quarantine Reading List: What We’re Reading While We’re Practicing Social Distancing
Looking for a quarantine reading list? Book Riot contributors list the books they're planning to read while they stay home and practice social distancing.
7 of the Best Educational Comics for Your New Homeschooling Journey
School has closed and the kids are quarantined at home? We have the best educational comics to start your sudden homeschool journey (and save your sanity).
Quiz: Which Book Series Should You Marathon Read During Social Distancing?
If you want one less thing to think about, including which book to read next, work your way through these book series to read while social distancing.
How PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Characters Would React to Social Distancing
Wondering how your favorite PRIDE AND PREJUDICE character would react to COVID-19 related social distancing? Cue dream sequence.
Pennsylvania Library Creates a Hogwarts Digital Escape Room
A Pennsylvania library created a Hogwarts digital escape room; boredom be gone, we're headed to Hogwarts!
Scribd is Offering 30-Day Access to Their Catalog For Free
Scribd, the audiobook, ebook, and magazine subscription service, is offering 30 days of free access to their entire library of titles.
Audible Launches Audible Stories for Children and Teens While School is Out
Looking for ways to entertain kids and teens at home? Audible has launched Audible Stories, a free service that offers family-friendly educational and entertaining audiobook content.
Haymarket Books Offering 10 Free Ebooks to Support Social Distancing
You can now download ten free ebooks on social and economic justice from Haymarket Books to read while social distancing.
You Can Now Catalog Unlimited Books For Free With LibraryThing
Good news quarantined bookworms: LibraryThing is now free! Add, catalog, and organize unlimited books while stuck at home.
Chicago Public Libraries Need To Close Now To Save Lives
Why are Chicago Public Library branches still open to the public during this global health crisis?
12 of the Best Cookbooks for Quarantine Cooking and Prep
Whether you need to put together a shopping list, stock up the pantry, or use what you've got, these quarantine cookbooks are here to help.
Kidlit Combats Coronavirus
Nicole and Matthew discuss the COVID-19 pandemic through the lens of racism and social media, how the virus is impacting school kids and families, and how the kidlit community is responding.
Comix Chronicling the Time of COVID-19
Artists and writers are chronicling their journey with COVID-19 in interesting and thought-provoking ways. Pass the time with these COVID-19 comics.
Quiz: Which 500+ Page Book Should You Read While You’re Quarantined?
If you too are stuck at home, we've got some long and compelling books you might be interested in picking up to help pass the time.