- 2018 Mar 16
Henry Leaving Nielsen Book
After two decades at Nielsen Book, Jo Henry, currently v-p of insight & analytics, is departing.
Why We're All Reading 'Up Lit'
Hannah Beckerman, writing in 'The Guardian,' explains why uplifting fiction is the current literary trend.
Morgan Library Gifted Joyce Collection
An art dealer who, according to the 'New York Times,' has amassed "one of the foremost collections of work" by James Joyce, is donating it all to the New York City museum.
Used Bookstore Opening in Decatur, Ga.
Decatur, Ga. will soon be home to Second Read Books, a used bookstore, opening soon.
New North Carolina Bookstore Readies
Adventure Bound Books, a new bookstore, is opening in Morganton, N.C., this summer.
PNBA Issues Event Code of Conduct
The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association has released a Code of Conduct for all its events.
The Texas Hill Country Gets a New Store
Book Haus, a used bookstore, is opening in New Braunfels, Texas.
'Love, Simon' Scribe Talks Adaptation
Becky Albertalli talks to EW about the experience of seeing her YA novel turned into a movie.
Comey's Pub Fearful of Leaks
Faltiron Books, which acquired James Comey's book in the summer, is, according to 'Politico,' taking "extreme measures" to make sure its contents are kept under wraps.
- 2018 Mar 15
The Mooch Has a Book Deal
Anthony Scaramucci, who was a member of President Trump's White House for just 10 days, sold a book to Hachette's Center Street imprint. (His initial proposal, a tell-all, reportedly received 39 rejections.)
'Columbine' Author on Student Protests
Dave Cullen, author of the nonfiction book 'Columbine,' explains the genesis of Wednesday's national student protest against gun violence in 'Vanity Fair.'
The Fight Over 'Mockingbird' on B'way
Harper Lee's estate is suing the creators of the forthcoming Broadway adaptation of 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' claiming the play does not adhere closely enough to its source material.
How a Literary Professional Packs
What's the best way to pack your reading materials? A "professional book aficionado" explains in the 'Chicago Tribune.'
Director Options Reporter's Book
Terry George ('In the Name of the Father') has optioned journalist Deborah Campbell’s 2016 book 'A Disappearance in Damascus' (Knopf), about her undercover reporting on Iraqi refugees in Syria.
Curator Adds Bookstore to Ohio Gallery
An art curator in Columbus has opened a tiny bookstore inside his gallery selling books related to the exhibits.
China Promotes Books in Foreign Stores
As part of a campaign to promote culture, a new "China Bookshelf" has been added to Nezih bookstore in Istanbul, Turkey.
Philly Architecture Bookstore to Close
After 43 years in business, the AIA Bookstore in Philadelphia closes this weekend.
Boise Bookseller Closing Up Shop
Trip Taylor Bookseller, a used bookstore in Boise, Idaho, is closing after 13 years in business.
Connecticut Store Launches on Indiegogo
Two would-be booksellers are using Indiegogo to try to fund a new bookstore in suburban Hartford, Conn.
- 2018 Mar 14
The ‘Killing Joke’ at 30
Acclaimed comic book writer Alan Moore’s 1989 Batman graphic novel, 'The Killing Joke,' is violent, sexualized and a perennial bestseller for 30 years.
Students Speak Out
With the support of authors Neil Gaiman, Judy Blume and Gene Yang, CBLDF and NCAC team to publish a comic book that teaches students how to exercise their free speech rights.
Oscar Winner Pens Picture Book Sequel
Oscar winning actress Viola Davis writes ‘Corduroy Takes a Bow,’ a sequel to Don Freeman’s 1968 picture book, which featured an African American heroine.
Stephen Hawking’s Unlikely Bestseller
In 1982 physicist Stephen Hawking set out to write a popular account of a very difficult subject and succeeded beyond all expectations.
Obituary: Stephen Hawking
The brilliant physicist, cosmologist and author, Stephen Hawking, has died at 76
- 2018 Mar 13
Short Fiction Isn't Seeing a Comeback
It's always been here, strong as ever, claims Chris Power in 'The Guardian.'
Tayari Jones Talks
The author of 'An American Marriage' dishes on biscuits, marriage and being an Oprah pick.
What Makes a 'Book Town'?
The small towns, around the world, that have made bookstores their specialty.
Netflix Nabs 'Guernsey' for New Series
The streaming giant has optioned ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ to adapt into a series.
How Audible and Amazon Became Bedfellows
A meeting back in 1996 first brought the two companies together. Now, Audible, which is owned by Amazon, dominates the audiobook industry.
Kansas City Stores Building Community
Rainy Day Books in Kansas City, Kan., is among the stores that are fostering the area's literary community.
B&N Opens Temporary Location in Hawaii
Barnes & Nobel has opened a temporary store on the island of Maui after losing its lease last year.
Self-service Bookstore Opens in China
A 24-hour bookstore in Beijing lets customers enter with face recognition and pay through their phones.
Rounding Up the World's Best Book Towns
Journalist Alex Johnson discusses what makes a town with great bookstores an ideal destination for tourists.
Amazon Opens Washington D.C. Store
The first Amazon bookstore in the Washington D.C.-area opens today.
- 2018 Mar 12
'NYT' Profiles Treehouse Series Creator
The 'New York Times' profiles the bestselling Australian children's author.
Should Authors Control Their Own Legacy?
Many a great author has had directions for how their works should be handled after they die. But should they get a say?
On Writing Plath's Obit...55 Years Late
Anemona Hartocollis explains how she tackled her 'New York Times' obituary of Sylvia Plath, which was published 55 years after the author's death as part of the paper's new "Overlooked" series.
Is Stan Lee Under Attack?
The 95-year-old, who recently lost his wife, is "surrounded by charlatans and mountebanks," writes Mark Ebner at 'The Daily Beast."
Tackling the Door-Stoppers in a TBR Pile
'Book Riot' offers five tips on how you can finally get cracking on the long books in your to-be-read shelf.
California Bookstore Won't Serve Police
Hasta Muerte, a cafe and bookstore in Oakland, Calif., is refusing to serve police to maintain a "safe space."
The Last Days for a Colorado Bookstore
Woody’s Newsstand is the last bookstore in Greeley, Colo. and is closing at the end of the month after 81 years.
Mississippi Bookstore to Close in May
A drop in the local economy has led to the closing of Turning Pages Books and More in Natchez, Miss. after 18 years.
Carmel Bookstore Seeking a Buyer
River House Books in Carmel, Calif., is up for sale and will close at the end of the month if no buyer is found.
A Feminist Bookstore Grows in Brooklyn
Cafe Con Libros is an Afro-Latinx-owned feminist bookstore and coffee shop focuses on books by women of color.
- 2018 Mar 09
Chris Ryall Leaves IDW
IDW Publishing's editor-in-chief and CCO has left the San Diego-based company after 14 years.
Books vs. Jails in Arizona
A group that provides books to inmates in Arizona prisons is seeking to overturn new rules restricting who can send books to specific inmates.
The 'Times' Remembers Women Writers
The new 'New York Times' series “Overlooked” honors women who were never memorialized in its pages, from Sylvia Plath to Nella Larsen.
The N.Y. Antiquarian Book Fair
Highlights from the 58th fair, held by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers.
Rereading 'A Wrinkle in Time'
As a child, Katy Waldman was bewitched by the Madeleine L’Engle’s divine presences. Now she's moved by her human sympathies.
- 2018 Mar 08
Best Children's Books for Spring
A look at upcoming children's and middle grade titles for spring.
'Blood and Bone'
An article on "Children of Blood and Bone."
New Books from Past Winners
A look at 2018 books from past Caldecott Medal and Honor winners.
Latinx Authors Embrace New Voices
Latinx authors share their stories and perspectives at a Bank Street College conference.
'Fahrenheit' Excitement Heats Up
A writer expresses cautious excitement over the upcoming adaptation of "Fahrenheit 451."
New YA for Spring
A preview of upcoming YA books for spring.
YA Sci-Fi and Fantasy
A look at upcoming YA sci-fi and fantasy books.
An article on Tomi Adeyemi.
A look at the life and work of Tomi Adeyemi.
On Gender Representation
A conversation with Kathleen T. Horning on gender in picture books.
#MeToo and Children's Publishing
An article addresses allegations against children's and young adult authors.
Christianity and 'Wrinkle in Time'
A discussion of the Christian elements in "A Wrinkle in Time."
Rereading 'Wrinkle in Time'
A writer reflects on rediscovering "A Wrinkle in Time."
Poet Lucie Brock-Broido Dead at 61
The prize-winning poet and educator, who was the author of four poetry books, died this week at her home in Cambridge, Mass.
A Statue for Mary Wollstonecraft
Jeremy Corbyn and others are calling for a monument to the writer and feminist pioneer to be commissioned in London.
'Cat Person' Author's Script Bought
Film studio A24 has bought a script by Kristen Roupenian for a horror movie called 'Bodies, Bodies, Bodies.'
Women Writers Pressing for Progress
In celebration of International Women’s Day, meet women writers and translators who engage in activism and literature worldwide.
Why I Left Men for Books
Women’s solitude, and women’s reading, can be a radical act, writes Kasia van Schaik.
- 2018 Mar 07
Windham-Campbell Winners Announced
Eight English-language authors will receive the $165,000 awards, which are intended to give them financial freedom.
Aspen Words Literary Prize Finalists
Jesmyn Ward, Zinzi Clemmons, and more have been nominated for the brand-new annual prize.
The Lambda Literary Awards Finalists
Carmen Maria Machado, Eileen Myles, and Danez Smith are among the finalist for the awards, which recognize achievement in LGBTQ literature.
Post-Alexie Native Lit
What do the Sherman Alexie allegations mean for Native literature? When white readers and scholars look for a replacement, they’re asking the wrong question.
Literary Pet Names
A loopy list of names for pets using puns unworthy of their authorial namesakes, from Virginia Woof to Bark Twain.
- 2018 Mar 06
Alexie Accusers Go On the Record
Following reporting on anonymous allegations and a statement Alexie issued last week, three women have put their names to the claims.
Did Shakespeare Invent His Own Source?
Notes made on a 16th-century manuscript, thought to have been an inspiration for 'Hamlet,' could have been the Bard’s own.
Google Is Selling Off Zagat
Seven years after picking up Zagat for $151 million, Google is selling off the perennial restaurant recommendation service.
Russ Solomon Dies at 92
The entrepreneur, who built Tower Records into a global business and pioneered a new way to sell music (and books), died at his home near Sacramento.
The New Literary Vanguard
Rounding up 15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century.
N.Z. Store Closes at Longstanding Site
Whitcoulls is closing its store in Palmerston North, New Zealand, which has housed a bookstore for 100 years.
The Strand Owner Left Behind a Fortune
Late Strand owner Fred Bass, who died in January at age 89, left $25 million to his heirs.
Store Holds Contest to Give Itself Away
From My Shelf, a used bookstore in Wellsboro, Pa., is holding a writing contest that gives the winner ownership of the store.
Toronto Kids Comic Bookstore Reopens
Little Island Comics, which closed last year, has reopened two doors down from The Beguiling, its parent company.
- 2018 Mar 05
The Oldest #MeToo Movement
Privately, Native women have shared stories about Native men who hurt them, or their friends and families, for decades—including Sherman Alexie.
Project Gutenberg Blocks German Users
As a result of a German lawsuit, Project Gutenberg has blocked Germany from viewing the Project Gutenberg web site.
'Little Fires Everywhere' Goes to TV
In another literary scoop for Reese Witherspoon's production company, she and Kerry Washington will adapt Celeste Ng's bestseller.
Last Call for Plimpton’s Apartment
George Plimpton's widow, Sarah, threw one last shindig last week—the end of an era at the 'Paris Review.'
Reinventing the Thriller in Korea
The country has emerged as a surprising literary force as a new crime novel bagged a six-figure deal and sparked a global bidding war.
Toronto Bookstore Takes Chinese Payments
The University of Toronto Bookstore has begun accepting payments through AliPay and WeChat.
An Ultra Curated Chinese Bookstore
Novel Hovel is a Hong Kong bookstore that sells only 20 copies of two titles, with titles changing every two weeks.
Hong Kong Bookstore to Reopen in Taiwan
Hong Kong's controversial Causeway Bay Books, which closed in 2015 after staff were arrested, will reopen in Taiwan.
Boston's North Shore Bookstores Thrive
Independent bookstores north of Boston are prospering, despite threats from Amazon and others.
Ohio Bookstore Offers Slumber Party
Appletree Books in Cleveland Heights is hosting its first read-a-thon slumber party.
- 2018 Mar 02
Handler Cancels Graduation Speech
Children’s author Daniel Handler has canceled his commencement speech at Wesleyan University amid allegations of sexual harassment.
The UNM Press 'Debacle'
A complicated back-and-forth at the University of New Mexico Press is damaging the reputation of the state, writes Lois Rudnick.
How to Write a Memoir While Grieving
Nicole Chung contemplates loss, adoption, and working on a book her late father won’t get to see.
Five Libraries That Stand Strong
A look at libraries from Egypt to Dominica that have remained open despite death threats, extreme weather, and terrorism.
The 8 Best Bruce Springsteen Books
A page-by-page guide to becoming a Springsteen scholar that includes his autobiography, a photo book, and more.
New Bookstore Opens in Rhode Island
Stillwater Books, a new and used bookstore, opened earlier this week in Pawtucket, R.I.
U.K. Sellers Face Snowy World Book Day
Booksellers hosted numerous events on World Book Day, defying a snow storm that blanketed the country.
A Paean to Lost Los Angeles Bookstores
As Caravan Book Store in downtown Los Angeles closed shop, the 'L.A. Times' lamented the passing of an era.
Boston Bookstore Survives Fire
Trident Booksellers in Boston is temporarily closed after a fire on Wednesday night and will reopen after a cleanup.
Washington, D.C., Bookstore Expands
Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington has completed renovations and expanded into the space next door.