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'If there's nowhere else to go, this is where they come': how Britain's libraries provide much more than books

25 juin 2024

When, one Thursday morning last winter, I arrived at Battle library in west Reading, the library manager, Terry Curran, was sitting at the front desk writing a quiz. "It's not a hard quiz," said Curran, who was worried about attendance. "Often just the same two ladies turn up, and they...

Taika Waititi is taking on Percival Everett's James.

24 juin 2024

In evergreen news, it seems that Hollywood has gotten its hooks into yet another beloved literary property. Taika Waititi, of Thor/Our Flag Means Death/Reservation Dogs-etc., is slated to direct the film adaptation of Percival Everett's latest bit of wizardry: the best-selling novel James.

'Extraordinary' Joseph Coelho novel wins Carnegie medal for children's writing

20 juin 2024

Joseph Coelho has won the Yoto Carnegie medal for children's books, marking the first time the prize has been awarded to a Black British writer.

Barnes & Noble buying tattered cover

18 juin 2024

Jarring news from Denver for the many fans of the Tattered Cover bookstore: Barnes & Noble is buying the storied, struggling independent for $1.83 million. Tattered Cover's owner--Bended Page--accepted B&N's offer late yesterday. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court must approve the deal.

Oklahoma Supreme Court blocks state effort to ban books from school libraries

13 juin 2024

On June 11, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the state Department of Education overstepped its authority by attempting to force the Edmond Public School district to remove two books the state had deemed inappropriate from its school library shelves, holding that new state rules enacted last...

Is the New York Times bestseller list politically biased?

11 juin 2024

The New York Times is pure propaganda," tweeted Elon Musk, a tech mogul, in March. Mr.Musk was responding not to the newspaper's coverage of his companies or of Donald Trump, but rather to the newspaper's latest bestseller list. "Troubled", a book by Rob Henderson, a social critic, about...

Book about book bans banned by Florida school board

11 juin 2024

A book about book bans has been banned in a Florida school district. Ban This Book, a children's book written by Alan Gratz, will no longer be available in the Indian River county school district since the school board voted to remove the book last month.

Appeals court tells Texas it cannot ban books for mentioning 'butt and fart'

09 juin 2024

An appellate court has ruled that Texas cannot ban books from libraries simply because they mention "butt and fart" and other content which some state officials may dislike.

English-language books are filling Europe's bookstores. Mon dieu!

09 juin 2024

Young people, especially, are choosing to read in English even if it is not their first language because they want the covers, and the titles, to match what they see on TikTok and other social media.

Publishers sue Google over pirate sites

06 juin 2024

In publishers' ongoing fight to shutdown pirate sites, Cengage, Elsevier, Macmillan Learning, and McGraw Hill filed a lawsuit on June 5 accusing Google of promoting pirated copies of their textbooks. In the suit, the publishers are seeking unspecified monetary damages as well as a court order...

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