Knopf to publish memoir by Alexei Navalny

Navalny began writing Patriot shortly after his poisoning in 2020 and completed it just before his death in 2024. The book recounts the story of his life, including his youth, marriage, activism, political career,...

ALA releases top 10 most challenged books of 2023

The American Library Association condemns censorship and works to defend each person's right to read under the First Amendment and to ensure free access to information. Every year, ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF)...

Lynne Reid Banks, author of ‘The Indian in the Cupboard,’ dies at 94

Lynne Reid Banks, a versatile British author who began her writing career with the best-selling feminist novel "The L-Shaped Room" but found her biggest success with the popular children's book "The Indian in the...

HarperCollins tweaks typefaces, saves millions of pages

As you're racing through a thriller or romance novel, you're not thinking about the fonts or layout on each page. But a designer has spent hours poring over each element on the page to...

Small Press Distribution clients scramble to find new distributors

Former clients of Small Press Distribution are still scrambling to find viable options to replace the services provided by SPD before the distributor abruptly shut down last Thursday. SPD provided distribution to about 400...

Barnes & Noble workers plan union drive at largest US bookstore chain

Workers at America's largest chain of bookstores are gearing up for a nationwide union drive after six Barnes & Noble outlets voted to organize over the past year. "Many more" stores will unionize, according to...

Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize–winning psychologist and author, dies at 90

Psychologist and bestselling author Daniel Kahneman, whose research on how decision-making and biases can impact economics earned him a Nobel Prize, died on March 27. He was 90. Kahneman was born in Tel Aviv, Israel,...

Harvard removes binding of human skin from book in its library

The decision to find a "respectful final disposition" for human remains used for a 19th-century book comes amid growing scrutiny of their presence in museum collections. Of the roughly 20 million books in Harvard University's...

Laurent de Brunhoff, author of Babar children’s books, dies at 98

Babar author Laurent de Brunhoff, who revived his father's popular picture-book series about an elephant-king and presided over its rise to a global multimedia franchise, has died at the age of 98. De Brunhoff, who...

Join Tilth Alliance for Seed Workshop May 18-19

What has infinite potential? Join fellow seed folks and seed savers to find out! In this 2-day weekend workshop offered by Tilth Alliance, we will explore seed stewardship, science, and our social-cultural connections to seeds....

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