How Ukraine’s artists are taking on Putin’s Russia

In a piece in The Guardian, Charlotte Higgins interviews Ukrainian artists weaponizing their work to mount a powerful act of resistance: ...If art seemed a feeble and useless weapon in the first confused days of...

Greg Bear, 1951-2022

Greg Bear, a Seattle science-fiction author who played a leading role in defining how global audiences saw future final frontiers, died Saturday of complications following heart surgery. Born in San Diego, Greg Bear had his...

2022 National Book Awards

The National Book Awards returned in person for the first time since 2019 on November 16 at their usual location of Cipriani Wall Street in New York City's financial district. Presiding over the evening's...

Book sales continued to struggle in August

U.S. book sales fell 9% in August compared to a year ago at the 1,367 publishers who report data to AAP's StatShot program. All segments had declines in the month. The largest drops came in...

HarperCollins union workers bring strike to the National Book Awards

As the 73rd National Book Awards kicked off at the swanky Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, unionized HarperCollins employees took their strike to the sidewalks surrounding the venue. As guests lined up...

BBC and A24 adapting Booker Prize Winner ‘Shuggie Bain’

The BBC and A24 are teaming for an adaptation of Douglas Stuart's 2020 Booker Prize-winning novel Shuggie Bain, an international bestseller, sold in 39 countries. Gaynor Holmes, BBC Drama Commissioning Editor, says: "Shuggie Bain...

B&N buys paper source

Barnes & Noble has bought Paper Source, the stationery and gift store retailer with 123 locations across 25 states. Starting immediately, customers will be able to redeem B&N and Paper Source gift cards at either...

Concerns linger for libraries after mixed election results

As usual, EveryLibrary executive director John Chrastka was busy on Election Day, this year tracking the fate of some 55 library initiatives across 16 states. And while general support for libraries appears to remain...

University presses are keeping American literature alive

In an opinion piece in the New York Times, Margaret Renkl explores the importance of University Presses: Many important manuscripts would not see the light of day if they were measured against expectations for nationwide...

In written opinion, Judge Florence Pan delivers knockout blow to PRH, S&S merger

On November 7, Judge Florence Pan released her memorandum opinion blocking Penguin Random House from acquiring rival Big Five publisher Simon & Schuster—and in the final analysis, after a year of legal wrangling and...

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