Me Before You author Jojo Moyes has stepped in to save the literacy initiative, Quick Reads. Two weeks ago, Reading Agency, the organization that runs the project, announced that it was on the brink of closure due to the lack of funds. Continue reading “Jojo Moyes Steps In To Save Quick Reads After Project Loses Funding”
Torn apart by infighting and resignations, the Swedish Academy, the committee who awards the laureate for the Nobel Prize in Literature, announced that no award will be given this year due to the allegations of sexual misconduct, financial malpractice and leaks. The Academy made the announcement early this morning. Continue reading “2018 Nobel Prize in Literature Cancelled Amid Sexual Assault Scandal”
Amazon is returning back to their bookseller roots.
This past Tuesday, the online retailer introduced a new service, Prime Book Box, a subscription service that offers organized boxes of hardcover books for kids up to age 12. Customers can choose whether to receive the boxes either every one, two, or three months. The service cost $23 a box, which according to Amazon, customers will save 35% off the list price.
New Yorkers came together to take part in the vote of the One Book, One New York campaign, an event where New Yorkers choose which book they want the entire city to read. The votes have been tallied and the results are in!
And the winner is… Continue reading “One Book, One New York Winner Is…”
The shortlist for the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction has been released today. The 2018 shortlist favors new writers over authors who have already made a name for themselves. Continue reading “Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist Revealed”
The Man Booker International Prize has just announced the six books that have been shortlisted for the prestigious prize. The prize gives recognition to literary works that were translated to English and publish in the UK. It is different from its equivalent, the Man Booker Prize, where that award recognizes books originally written in English and published in the UK.
A movie trailer about the literary author, Mary Shelley, author of the novel Frankenstein, has just been released. The movie stars Elle Fanning as Mary Shelley and Douglas Booth as Percy Bysshe Shelley. Continue reading “Trailer for Movie About Mary Shelley Released”
The Bronx may have lost its only bookstore, but that doesn’t mean the Bronx stopped reading.
A Bronx native has made it possible for the Bronx to have its first ever book festival. Sareciea Fennell started a Kickstarter campaign to bring a book festival to the area. This is a great thing since the Bronx became the only borough without a bookstore when the only bookstore in the Bronx, Barnes and Noble, closed its doors in 2016. Continue reading “A Book Festival Finally Coming to the Bronx”
Barnes and Noble recently launched a new app, Browsery™, a new app that helps you find book recommendations. The new app, which can be found in the Apple® and Google Play® stores, is a community driven application that gives readers a chance to ask for and give book recommendations. Continue reading “Barnes & Noble Releases A New Book Recommendation App”
Get ready for the largest book club! Continue reading “One Book, One New York Returns for the Summer”