#News

WOLF HALL Author Hilary Mantel Dies at 70

Booker Prize-winning author Hilary Mantel has died at 70 years old. She was a prolific writer of books, including WOLF HALL.

Who Are The Groups Banning Books Near You?: Book Censorship News, September 23, 2022

Banned Books Week has been a busy week for banning books. That, plus a look at some of the regional groups pushing censorship.

City of Chicago and Chicago Public Library Declare Themselves Book Sanctuaries

The City of Chicago and the Chicago Public Library have declared themselves book sanctuaries, offering a safe space for endangered stories.

5,100 Free Library Cards Issued by Brooklyn Library in Fight Against Book Banning

The Brooklyn Library has issued thousands of library cards across the country, aiding in the fight against censorship.

“Anita Hill Would Have to Agree with Me”: LET’S TALK ABOUT IT Removed from Oak Brook Public Library

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT was quietly pulled from Oak Brook Public Library (IL); village trustee compares it to the Anita Hill testimony.

Spotify Adds Audiobook Feature in U.S.

Today, Spotify has launched its long-awaited audiobooks feature. The company is also looking to create new business models with audiobooks.

Overwhelming Majority of American Voters Strongly Oppose Book Banning According to National Poll

In anticipation of Banned Books Week, EveryLibrary Institute conducted a poll that found that the majority of voters oppose book banning.

A Colorado Library Board Has Voted to Ban Book Bans

The Wellington library board has voted in a new policy that the board cannot censor, suppress, or remove ideas and information in the library.

Book Bans Impact Over 4 Million Students: PEN America’s Sobering New Report

Over 2500 books have been banned in the last year, impacting over 4 million US students, says new PEN America report.

Library Sitcom SHELVED Could Be The Show We Need

Public libraries are finally getting their own workplace comedy! The Canadian production SHELVED could be the laugh we so desperately need.

Longlists Announced for 2022 National Book Awards

The 2022 longlists for the National Book Award in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translated literature, and young people's literature.

American Library Association’s New Book Censorship Data Released in Advance of Banned Books Week

The American Library Association's new report on book challenges this year shows that 2022 will be worse for books than 2021.

A Banned Books Week Action List: Book Censorship News, September 16, 2022

Take action during Banned Books Week with these action items. That, plus this week's roundup of book censorship news.

2022 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature Nominees Announced

The National Book Foundation has announced the 2022 Longlist for the Young People's Literature Award. Here are the 10 contenders.

John Green’s First Novel May Be Banned At His Old School

"Please don't ban my books in my hometown," John Green concluded in the TikTok. "It's really upsetting for my mom."