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Reading YA Books May Increase Empathy and Integrity

New research suggests there might be a connection between reading YA books and increased empathy and integrity.

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?

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.

Macmillan Walks Back Ebook Embargo

Macmillan Publishers has announced they will return to the library ebook pricing model that was in place October 31, 2019.

Powell’s and McNally Jackson Staff Laid Off Amidst COVID-19 Closures

The two major independent booksellers are laying off employees as they close their physical shops in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Free Resources on the Coronavirus Pandemic to Help You Stay Informed

We've rounded up free resources on the coronavirus pandemic to help you stay informed, from news outlets and newsletters to podcasts and more.

Amy Adams and Jennifer Garner Launch #SaveWithStories in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Amy Adams and Jennifer Garner have partnered to launch #SAVEWITHSTORIES in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Updates from the Bookish World

Amazon Sees Influx of Self-Published, Plagiarized Coronavirus Books

Amazon has been flooded by an influx of self-published books on coronavirus, many of which are plagiarized or contain false information.

Kid Lit Authors Stepping Up During the COVID-19 Crisis and Quarantine

Amid the COVID-19 crisis and quarantine, kidlit authors are offering read alouds, drawing lessons, and other free resources for education and entertainment.

Book It! with Pizza Hut Announces Tom Angleberger as Author Partner for Second Year

Tom Angleberger returns as this year's BOOK IT! With Pizza Hut author partner.