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COVID-19 Updates from the Bookish World

COVID-19 continues its spread across the world, disrupting every aspect of life, including books and reading. We’re covering the effects ...

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.

Amid Public Health Crisis, MN Legislature Focuses Instead on Drag Queen Story Hour

Minnesota House Republicans threaten to slash funding to public libraries hosting Drag Queen Story Time.

The Ripped Bodice’s Fourth Annual Diversity Report

The Ripped Bodice, the United States’s first romance-dedicated bookstore, has announced their fourth annual report on the State of Racial Diversity in Romance Publishing.

Ronan Farrow Cuts Ties with Publisher Hachette Over Woody Allen Memoir

Ronan Farrow has cuts ties with publisher Hachette over their decision to publish Woody Allen's memoir.

2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist Announced

The 2020 Women's Prize for Fiction longlist has been announced.

Your Fave Harry Potter Stars Are Making a TALES OF BEEDLE THE BARD Audiobook

Beloved stars of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films will voice the first ever audiobook edition of J.K. Rowling's THE TALES OF BEEDLE THE BARD, with proceeds to benefit the Lumos foundation.

Co-Publisher Dan DiDio and DC Comics Part Ways

Co-publisher Dan DiDio and DC Comics have parted ways.

Tennessee Becomes Next State Seeking Public Library Oversight, Censorship

Tennessee "parental oversight committee" bill would censor public library programs, materials.

Trump 2021 Budget Seeks To Eliminate Library Funding (Again)

The budget for libraries and other humanities in the US is on the chopping block again. Here's what you need to know and what you can do.

Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz Winners Announced By The American Library Association

Here are the winners of the Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz Awards from the American Library Association!

Over 70 Public Libraries Made 2019 a Record Year for Digital Checkouts

In 2019, 73 library systems loaned over 1 million titles each, making it a record year for checkouts of ebooks and audiobooks.

Reel Scary: Watch the First Trailer for Joe Hill’s LOCKE & KEY

Watch the trailer for the film adaptation of Joe Hill's LOCKE & KEY!

Authors Support Australia Fire Services With #AuthorsForFireys

Authors are auctioning prizes on social media to raise money for fire services during the worst bushfires in Australian history with #AuthorsforFireys.

We’re Off for New Year’s Day!

Happy New Year! We’re still celebrating, but we’ll be back to business as usual tomorrow. In the meantime, grab your ...