- 2024 Feb 26
Young Writer of the Year Award Shortlist
The U.K.-based Sunday Times Charlotte Aitken Young Writer of the Year Award has announced a shortlist of four authors.
- 2024 Feb 23
DC and Marvel Team Up...Again
The forthcoming DC Versus Marvel Omnibus will collect all of the crossover one-shots between the two publishers, reports the Beat.
Books for Indie Booksellers
Bookseller Rachel Conrad recommends seven essential reads that celebrate bookstores and explore the craft of selling books.
Dolly Parton Library Holds Book Sale
The Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Malheur County, Ore., is hosting a used book sale on March 2 to raise funds for children's literacy.
2024 Walter Scott Prize Longlist
Zadie Smith and Tan Twan Eng are among the 12 novelists nominated for the U.K.'s Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.
Michigan Bookstore Crowdfunds
The owner of Brilliant Books in Traverse City has launched a GoFundMe campaign amid financial challenges.
Audies Announce 2024 Host
Nia Vardalos will host this year's Audie Awards, which will be held in Los Angeles on March 4. Lake Bell, Felicia Day, Samira Wiley, and Constance Zimmer will serve as presenters.
- 2024 Feb 22
Bram Stoker Award Finalists
Amy Chu, Grady Hendrix, Stephen Graham Jones, and Victor LaValle are among the finalists for this year's Bram Stoker Awards, presented by the Horror Writers Association.
Inaugural Libby Book Award Finalists
David Grann, Rebecca Ross, Barbra Streisand, and Jesmyn Ward are among the finalists nominated by a panel of librarians for Libby's inaugural book awards.
- 2024 Feb 21
From Book Riot
New Mexico's Anti-Book Ban Bill Is Dead.
Wings of Fire Animated Series in Development at Amazon After Previous Version Scrapped at Netflix.
From the Los Angeles Times
The L.A. Times Book Prize finalists have been announced, including in the YA category.
From the Guardian
Children are exposed to 'spicy' adult fiction by BookTok influencers.
From the New Republic
Ron DeSantis Finally Admits War on Books Has Been a Total Disaster.
From the New York Times
The Outsiders is one of the bestselling YA novels of all time. On its way to Broadway, the show's cast and creators paid S.E. Hinton a visit.
From ABC7 New York
This 11-year-old got Port Authority to build a children's library at Newark International Airport.
From 100 Scope Notes
Kwame Alexander on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Stabbing at South Carolina Bookstore
Three people were stabbed yesterday at 2nd & Charles bookstore in Greenville. A suspect is in custody.
L.A. Times Book Prize Finalists
S.A. Cosby, Yiyun Li, Ivy Pochoda, Christina Sharpe, and Justin Torres are among the finalists for the newspaper's 44th annual book prizes.
Saint Laurent Opens Paris Bookstore
The French luxury fashion house has made its first foray into bookselling with the opening of Saint Laurent Babylone.
- 2024 Feb 20
Florida Lawmaker to Open Bookstore
The Care Resistance Bookstore, founded by Florida House representative Angie Nixon, will open in North Jacksonville in February and focus on banned books and Black history.
New Bay Area Bookstore Thrives
Clio's Bookstore and Bar in Oakland is continuing Northern California's vibrant bookselling tradition—despite myriad challenges.
B&N to Open New Santa Fe Location
A new Barnes & Noble is coming to the largest indoor mall in New Mexico's fourth largest city.
B&N to Open New Florida Location
A new Barnes & Noble in Panama City Beach will open tomorrow.
Int'l Prize for Arabic Fiction Shortlist
The six finalists for the 2024 International Prize for Arabic fiction include authors from Egypt, Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, and Syria.
Cardinal Poetry Prize Opens to Subs
Wesleyan University Press's Cardinal Poetry Prize, for poets aged 40 and above, is open to submissions through February 29.
- 2024 Feb 16
Women's Nonfiction Prize Longlist
The longlist for the first-ever Women's Nonfiction Prize, an offshoot of the U.K.-based Women's Fiction Prize, includes Anna Funder, Naomi Klein, and Safiya Sinclair.
Wisconsin Gets a New Bookstore
Vintage and Modern Books will open in downtown Racine next month.
- 2024 Feb 15
Korean Bookstore Thrives in SoCal
While many Korean bookstores in Los Angeles County are closing, La Mirada's Aladdin Fullerton has managed to survive.
Seine Booksellers Get Olympic Reprieve
French president Emmanuel Macron has reversed orders by the Paris police for the city's riverside booksellers to vacate their stalls during this summer's Olympic Games.
- 2024 Feb 14
From Book Riot
Autauga-Prattville Library Board Bans LGBTQ+ Books for Under 17s; Red Labeling Queer Adult Books.
From Publishing Perspectives
2024 Yoto Carnegies Longlists Announced.
From Literary Hub
YA Authors Kit Frick and Kara Thomas on Writing Their Debut Adult Thrillers.
From Good Housekeeping
6 Best Taylor Swift Kids' Books for 2024.
Romance Novels Are Having a Moment
Sales of romance novels have mushroomed over the past several years, with the genre's emerging authors regularly outselling other kinds of fiction.
Why Romance Bookstores Took Off
A growing spate of stores, from Boston to San Diego, are catering to legions of romance fans demanding access to stories that defy stale tropes and stereotypes.
The Rise of Romance Bookstores
In just five years, the number of romance bookstores in the U.S. has increased nearly tenfold—and with romance sales booming, more are surely on the way.
- 2024 Feb 13
Fantagraphics Calls for Peace in Gaza
The independent comics publisher has released a statement calling for a ceasefire in the war between Israel and Hamas.
RIP Ashihara Hinako
Manga artist Ashihara Hinako was found dead at 54 last month—days after protesting the TV adaptation of her work, reports Variety.
The Rise of Piccoma
Shonen Jump and Kodansha were beaten in sales last year by an upstart manga app, reports Screen Rant.
Rolling a Natural 1 on Messaging
Wizards of the Coast has denied rumors that it might sell its Dungeons & Dragons franchise to the Chinese video game company Tencent, reports Forbes.
The Best Days for Bédé
The market for bandes dessinées almost doubled in France during the pandemic, reports the Guardian—but can the birthplace of Asterix continue to nurture creators?
An Irregular Cadence
The Beat investigates the stunning turnover at Cadence Comic Art.
Joseph Kai’s French-language debut graphic novel has won this year’s Albertine Translation Prize for Fiction.
A PEN/Faulkner Graphic Nominee
Monica by Daniel Clowes is one of 10 books, and the only graphic novel, to be nominated for this year’s PEN/Faulkner Award.
Is DC Hiring a Batman Editor?
DC Comics has posted a job with a $91,000 to $169,000 range, reports Bleeding Cool—and the position might oversee Batman comics
Script2Comic Contest Goes international
The competition, which turns screenplays into comic books, has a new sponsor, reports the Hollywood Reporter: the Japanese publisher Kodansha.
The Force Is with Ahsoka Tano
Marvel has confirmed that the breakout Star Wars character will receive a comic book adaptation of her popular Disney+ series, reports Comic Book Resources.
Vault and Aethon Team Up Too
Vault Comics and Aethon Books have teamed up on a new superhero graphic novel, The Roach, reports the Hollywood Reporter.
The hit webtoon SubZero is coming to print via Oni Press, reports Screen Rant.
KyoAni Arsonist Sentenced to Death
A Japanese court has sentenced a 45-year-old man to death for setting fire to the renowned Kyoto Animation studio in 2019, which left 36 people dead, reports CNN.
RIP Mark Gustafson
The codirector of Guillermo del Toro’s Academy Award–winning stop-motion adaptation of Pinocchio was 64, reports Variety.
Crunchyroll will shut down the anime streaming app on April 2 as part of the ongoing content and service consolidation following the merger of the two companies, reports Anime News Network.
Dav Pilkey Heads to Hollywood
The Dog Man movie adaptation is coming next year, reports Deadline.
Tinsel Town Feels the Afterburn
Dave Bautista and Samuel L. Jackson will star in a film adaptation of Scott Chitwood’s Afterburn series, reports Deadline.
The Vision Is Back in Sight
Marvel's Vision actor Paul Bettany confirms he will return to the MCU, possibly first in a solo TV show, reports Popverse.
Dropping the Anvil on Coyote v. Acme
Warner Bros. Discovery has reportedly decided to shelve the live action–Looney Tunes mashup following chicanery bordering on malfeasance, reports the Ringer.
How GKids Became the A24 of Animation
The small distributor has outsize influence in part because it handles Studio Ghibli films in the United States, reports the New York Times. Its titles have earned 13 Oscar nods.
Canadian Bookseller Keeps It Real
Annabel Townsend, owner of the Penny University Bookstore in Saskatchewan, details the struggles of keeping her business afloat.
Texas Gets a New Indie Bookstore
Green Heron Bookshop has officially opened in the city of San Marcos.
- 2024 Feb 12
From Book Riot
LeVar Burton Responds to Book Bans with Reading Rainbow Video.
From the Hollywood Reporter
Bluey Book Reads, Celebrity YouTube Series, to Feature Kylie Minogue, Eva Mendes, Jenna Fischer.
Goosebumps Renewed for Season 2 at Disney+ as Anthology Series.
Taraji P. Henson to Release New Children's Book.
Pennsylvanian Children's Store to Close
Nooks, a children’s bookstore that recently moved to a bigger spot in downtown Lancaster, will close next week.
Missing Comma Spares Hungarian Store
A Hungarian bookshop has evaded a fine for violating a controversial LGBTQ law owing to a missing comma in the legislation.
- 2024 Feb 09
New Tennessee Store Slated for Summer
Iris Books is currently under construction and will open in Greeneville in August.
- 2024 Feb 08
B&N to Open 4 New Stores in Chicago
Barnes & Noble will open new locations in the Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, Northbrook, and Oswego neighborhoods of the Windy City.
Patterson's New Bookstore Bonus Program
James Patterson has launched a bookstore bonus program in honor of his new book, 'The Secret Lives of Booksellers and Librarians,' with up to 500 booksellers from ABA member stores across the country receiving $500 bonuses for a total donation of up to $250,000.
- 2024 Feb 07
From the New York Times
Marissa Meyer Writes the Books She'd Like to Read: "I love the inherent optimism and boldness we see in so many YA books."
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Renewed for Season 2 at Disney+.
America Ferrera’s Feature Directorial Debut I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter in Development.
From Fatherly HQ
20 Years Later, Oliver Jeffers Gets Very Real.
10 Middle Grade Must-Reads for Percy Jackson Fans.
Shakespeare & Co. to Open New UWS Store
Beloved Manhattan bookstore Shakespeare and Co. will open a new location—its third overall and second on the Upper West Side—in March.
PEN/Faulkner Award Longlist
Among the 10 authors longlisted for the 2024 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction are Emma Cline, Henry Hoke, Catherine Lacey, and James McBride.
New Indie Bookstore Heads to Texas
The Chapter & Co., a bookstore and cafe cofounded by two sisters, will set up shop near San Antonio by early 2025, with a focus on romance and fantasy.
Plutarch Award Longlist
The longlist for the Biographers International Organization's annual Plutarch Award includes Jonathan Eig, Prudence Pfeiffer, and Yepoka Yeebo.
Amazon Literary Partnership Grants Open
Amazon Literary Partnership is accepting grant applications from nonprofit literary organizations through April 15.
Society of Authors Translation Prizes
Nine U.K–based literary translators and one editor have won this year’s Society of Authors Translation Prizes, including Frank Wynne and Marigold Atkey.
- 2024 Feb 06
Whiting CNF Grant Applications Open
The application window is now open for the 2024 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant. Applications are due by April 23.
Arkansas Store Caters to Swifties
Paper Hearts in Little Rock is jumping on the Taylor Swift train and offering a 10-week "literary course" inspired by the singer.
San Francisco Loses a Bookstore
Folio Books is closing. The store identified as women- and queer-owned and has been open for a decade.
- 2024 Feb 05
From the New York Times
Cast as Criminals, America's Librarians Rally to Their Own Defense
Maurice Sendak delights children with new book, 12 years after his death.
The final installment of the Amulet graphic novel series is about to be released.
From the New York Post
An overdue copy of Millions of Cats, checked out in 1965, is returned to a book drop at an Omaha library.
ABA Proposes Changes to Bylaws
The ABA is asking members to review proposed revisions on its bylaws, which are "hopefully easier to understand and more accessible" than in previous versions, before a vote beginning May 23.
Harvard Book Store Shutters Expansion
The Cambridge, Mass.–based store has shelved a plan to open a new shop in Boston's Prudential Center, in a space previously occupied by B&N.
N.J. Bookstore Will Remain Open
Ida’s Bookshop in Collingswood has received $23,000 in donations, helping it to avert closure.
'The Light We Carry' Wins Grammy Award
The audiobook of Michelle Obama's 'The Light We Carry,' published by Penguin Random House Audio, took home the Grammy for Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling.
NBF Announces Capacity-Building Grants
The National Book Foundation has announced a new one-year funding opportunity for nonprofit literary arts organizations.
CLMP Announces Capacity-Building Grants
The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses has announced a second round of capacity-building support for nonprofit literary publishers.
Kauai Bookstore Marks 20 Years
The Hawaiian store, which is the westernmost bookshop in the United States, is the last bookstore left on the Garden Isle.
- 2024 Feb 01
NorCal Comics Shop Seeks New Owner
Zeppelin Comics in Napa will temporarily close as its owners look for a buyer.
Yee Wins Australia's Victorian Prize
Australian poet Grace Yee has won the $100,000 Victorian Prize for Literature—and its $25,000 poetry category—for her debut collection 'Chinese Fish.'
Athenaeum of Philly Award Finalists
The Athenaeum of Philadelphia has announced the finalists for its 74th annual Literary Award, among them Ayana Mathis and Joseph Earl Thomas.
New Bookstore Heads to Greenpoint
Storm Books & Candy, owned by creative agency Storm Studio, will open in the north Brooklyn neighborhood in the spring.
Binc Awards Funds for ComicsPRO Meeting
The Book Industry Charitable Foundation has awarded $750 scholarships for the ComicsPRO industry meeting in Pittsburgh to booksellers Miranda Nordell and Drew Sullivan.
Kodansha to Sponsor Script2Comic Contest
Japanese publisher Kodansha, behind such titles as 'Akira' and 'Attack on Titan,' will sponsor this year's Script2Comic Contest, which adapts winning screenplays into comic books.