Bipartisan bills aim to rein in Amazon & other big tech companies

On Friday, a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives introduced five bills that aim to rein in Big Tech companies--Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple. The moves parallel efforts by the European...

Pulitzer Awards honor books highlighting the experience of people of color

This year's Pulitzer Prize Awards honor five books spotlighting the experiences of people of color in the United States. See them on BookBrowse

Senator Klobuchar advocates against Amazon, other monopolies

Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar continued to make the case for stepping up antitrust actions yesterday, appearing in a webinar sponsored by the American Booksellers Association and Small Business Rising, a coalition of independent businesses...

Sales of adult fiction books stay on fire

Unit sales of print books rose 11.6% last week over the week ended May 30, 2020, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan and through the first five months of 2021, sales were up...

Eric Carle, Author of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar,’ Dies at 91

Eric Carle, the artist and author of more than 70 books, died on Sunday at his summer studio in Northampton, Mass. He was 91. "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," Mr. Carle's best-known book, has sold more...

U.S. Book Show: Why America needs libraries now more than ever

In a May 25 keynote on the opening day of the U.S. Book Show, sociologist Eric Klinenberg, author of the bestselling book Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization,...

Ruth Freitag, librarian to the stars, dies at 96

An expert on astronomy, Ruth Frietag spent nearly a half-century at the Library of Congress and helped Isaac Asimov and Carl Sagan with research. Isaac Asimov was enthralled with her and wrote her a limerick....

‘Beloved’ Gaza City bookshop destroyed

At 6 a.m. Tuesday, Samir Mansour answered the phone in his Gaza City home. It was the Israeli military asking if he was inside his bookstore and publishing house a little over a mile...

Booksellers to CDC: In my store, you mask up

Many independent bookstore owners and managers across the country view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's loosening of mask guidelines for vaccinated people as a failure of public policy, according to a recent...

Doubleday acquires two new Stacey Abrams thrillers

Doubleday and Anchor Books have acquired North American rights for two new political thrillers by Georgia politician Stacey Abrams. Both of the new novels will feature Avery Keene, the star of Abram's latest novel,...

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