Banned Books – Special Report | Local groups raise concerns about censorship, promote targeted books | News

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – As book bans and banning attempts increase across the country, several local groups and people are working to raise awareness of the need for free access to information and to promote historically and recently banned books. Groups involved include the Cumbria County Library and Chameleon Bookstore in downtown Johnstown. “We just did … Read more

Banned Books – Special Report | Local groups raise concerns about censorship, promote targeted books | local news

Johnstown, Pennsylvania — As book bans and banning attempts increase across the country, several local groups and people are working to raise awareness of the need for free access to information and to promote historically and recently banned books. Groups involved include the Cumbria County Library and Chameleon Bookstore in downtown Johnstown. “We just did … Read more

‘[A] ‘Blind date with a book’ | Penn State’s Comparative Literature Club prepares for book sale fundraiser | Lifestyle

The Penn State Comparative Literature Club is running its second charitable book drive in preparation for a “blind sale” later this month. A blind sale hides the book’s cover and title, providing only a brief written description to sway potential readers. Kevin Mora, events coordinator for the Comparative Literature Club, said each book will be … Read more

Queen Mook Author Two Books a Year

Writer Isaac Thackray with daughter Lila (10).photo/supplied ask. What do you do when you just won the Gold Award for Best First Book at the 2022 Independent Publishing Awards in New York? One. If you’re (self-proclaimed) “kind of crazy,” like ex-Pirongia man Isaac Thackray, you’ll be releasing your second book. Just around this time last … 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

Domain name of digital database Z-Library seized by FBI

Z-Library has a strong presence in emerging economies and academia, where readers often cannot afford the books or paid papers they need Z-Library has a strong presence in emerging economies and academia, where readers often cannot afford the books or paid papers they need The FBI on Friday seized the Internet domain name of Z-Library, … Read more

Continued debate about ‘Going Home’ leads to increased demand for fiction, formation of ‘Forbidden’ book clubs

Interest in the novel “Homecoming” has soared in recent weeks after local elected officials questioned the book’s recommendation. Since local debate over its appropriateness for use in big reading events, “Homecoming” has sold well at an independent bookstore in the city center. Yaa Gyasi’s award-winning novel appears to be pulling off shelves at local libraries … Read more

2022 getAbstract International Book Award Winner

LUCERNE, Switzerland, Oct. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The winners of the 2022 getAbstract International Book Awards were announced today in an official ceremony at the Frankfurt Book Fair.Michael Carolan a decent meal 1st place in the Business Impact category, while Brandon Carson’s L&D’s Playbook for the Digital Age Ranked at the top of the … Read more

Racine native publishes first book centering on black characters in the Old West | Books

Dee Holzer Racine – William Greer’s first book was given to his son as a gift on his 40th birthday. The Racine native, who now lives in Madison, said it was difficult to come up with a gift that showed a father’s love for his son, not just a card, but one he could put … Read more