In Defense of Z-Library and Book Piracy

Pirate ebook site Z-Library is the bane of many authors’ and publishers’ existence, but Alison Rumitt — an author herself — doesn’t celebrate its loss Earlier this month, the internet started with a cry that would echo for weeks to come: “Z-Library is gone…they took Z-Lib…” Z-Library is the bane of existence for many authors … Read more

Bob Dylan’s handwritten love letter (envelope and all) to high school sweetheart sells for nearly $700,000 at auction

Bob Dylan is still alive, though a plethora of memorabilia from the songwriter’s Sarah days has just hit the shelves, along with Edie Sedgwick’s original self-portrait, Prince’s 1980 2019 City National Bank Credit Card, and More at RR Auctions Boston Auction of the Modern Music Miracle, which ends November 17. A collection of 42 love … Read more

Today’s Events Saturday 19th November

November 19th is World Toilet Daywhich is a good reminder to scrub you. And make sure there is enough paper inside too. Blue House Books, Kenosha’s independent bookstore, hosting a Public Craft Brewing Co.’s Pop-Up Bookstore, 628 58th St. “Books & Brews” on Nov. 19 is 6-8 p.m. and is billed as an elementary school … Read more

Release Calendar: April 2023 Children’s Books

April 1 The home of every plant, the wonder of the plant world By Matthew Biggs, illustration. By Lucila Perini (Phaidon, $29.95; ISBN 978-1-8386-6593-7). Louise Bourgeois Made Giant Spider And Has No Regrets Fausto Gilberti (Phaidon, $17.95; ISBN 978-1-8386-6624-8. Who ate what? : A history guessing game for food lovers Rachel Levine, illustration. Natalia Rojas … Read more

Schubert’s story, coming to a bookstore near you | News

BEVERLY — The Shoebert phenomenon has spawned a boom in merchandise including T-shirts, sugar cookies, ice cream and chocolate. Now, the story of the glamorous Grey Seal is expanding into literature. At least two children’s books based on the adventures of Shoebert by Beverly residents are now available. One is by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Stanley … Read more

Hate U Give is uncomfortable and contradictory — here’s why it matters

How Amandla Stenberg’s new film fits into the current political climate Find when you get to the second half the hatred you give, You will be afraid to laugh at the funny parts. Movies rarely take you on a journey through moments of warmth and humor — and then, just when you feel safe, encounter … Read more

Hate U Give is uncomfortable and contradictory — here’s why it matters

How Amandla Stenberg’s new film fits into the current political climate Find when you get to the second half the hatred you give, You will be afraid to laugh at the funny parts. Movies rarely take you on a journey through moments of warmth and humor — and then, just when you feel safe, encounter … Read more

AU’s most anticipated books of 2022: October-December

We are getting closer and closer to Christmas now. That means we’re now entering the busiest few weeks in publishing and book sales. Expect to see plenty of gift books and themed editions hitting shelves in the next few weeks. With so many books coming out every month, our AU Books team is willing to … Read more

“Coming Soon” Review

It takes a certain skill set to chart an aspiring musician’s journey and get audiences to plunge into their dreams, whether it’s 2018’s super-genius and charismatic Ally A star is born Or mediocre and unambitious like Paper Boi on FX Atlanta. It’s never been clearer to me when I sit and watch the frustratingly dull … Read more