New report finds coordinated rise in banned book attempts

More than 1,600 titles have been banned throughout the 2021-22 school year, according to a new report from PEN America, an organization that advocates for free speech. According to the report, the surge in book bans is the result of a network of local political and advocacy groups targeting books with LGBTQ+ characters and storylines, … Read more

Nostradamus book sales surge after French prophet ‘predicts Her Majesty’s death in 2022 at 96’

global warming Nostradamus predicted in 1555 that climate change would become so severe that soaring temperatures would “cook half” the fish in the sea. He also suggested that humanity will eventually see no rain for 40 years, and when it does, there will be a “great flood” that will destroy the nation. Nostradamus wrote: “Due … Read more

Medina Bookstore Celebrates 1st Birthday with Community | Top Stories

Medina — Bookstore owner and best-selling author Julie Berry says it’s been almost a year since Author’s Note opened at 519 Main Street, and the bookstore’s first birthday means a party. “I definitely feel that reaching that year’s milestone is something we want to celebrate, and we want to celebrate with the community,” she said … Read more

Frontline Books closes, plans to eventually return to Hyde Park Evening Digest

Frontline Books and CraftsRastafari and Pan African stores near 53rd Street have closed their Hyde Park locations, but owners say they plan to eventually return to the neighborhood. The store, also a longtime community space and publishing house, closed on September 4 at 5206 S. Harper Ave., ending 17 years in business. for last yearFrontline … Read more

Children’s Book Fair, Garden Show and Southside Science Festival Kick Off Fall | Evening Digest

Over the weekend, thousands of Hyde Parkers flicked through book stalls, tulip tables and science-related stalls as they ushered in the last days of summer. From throwback events like the Children’s Book Fair and Fall Garden Show to the inaugural Southside Science Festival, here’s a look back at the weekend. Children’s Book Fair Dr Tasha … Read more

Penn students reflect on Rittenhouse Barnes & Noble memories after relocation announcement

Barnes and Noble is expected to close in late February and reopen both streets in early March. (Photo by Mihai Bogin | CC BY 2.0) Philadelphia’s Barnes and Noble flagship store at 18th and Walnut Streets will be relocated a few blocks south to 17th and Chestnut streets, contributing to the city’s post-pandemic retail transformation. … Read more

Trump worries he’s too old to run in 2024

Then-President Donald Trump considered his future a month before leaving office, questioning whether he’d be too old to run in four years — as President Biden hinted at him, according to a new book by a former White House staffer Or sit back and watch 2024. Trump told a group of historians in the Cabinet … Read more

Children’s Book Fair and Autumn Garden Expo will return this weekend | DayDayNews Evening Digest

The 35th Annual Children’s Book Fair and the 61st Annual Fall Garden Show returned for the first time in full this weekend, following two years of festivities curtailed or invalidated by the pandemic. The weekend kicks off with the Fall Garden Fair, the counterpart to the Spring Fair and Chicago’s oldest community garden sale. It … Read more

Seasoned Auckland librarian shares love notes, photos and personal items left in library books

article A postcard left in the Oakland Public Library book. It’s part of a collection called “Found in Library Books”. Oakland, California – For many readers, turning the page takes them on an imaginative journey. For one librarian in Oakland, she took the gift between pages to a completely different plane. For nearly a decade, … Read more