Posted on March 27, 2023 at 8:23 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Catch up quick with the bookish news of the past few days ... or take a deeper dive into each story. Your choice!

  • A federal judge ruled against the Internet Archive on Friday, agreeing with a coalition of publishers that the National Emergency Library did infringe on their copyrights; the Internet Archive is expected to appeal the decision (NPR).

  • Musician and literacy advocate Dolly Parton is writing a book called Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones; it's the second book in a trilogy and comes out October 17 (TODAY).

  • The literary internet is abuzz over a profile of fantasy author Brandon Sanderson, who's immensely popular with many readers but not with Wired senior editor Jason Kehe, who wrote a scathing profile of Sanderson (Literary Hub).

  • Actresses taking on historically white roles — Tinker Bell of Peter Pan and Ariel of "The Little Mermaid," both of which are becoming live-action Disney movies — are facing racist backlash ... but responding with grace and gratitude for their fans (The Hollywood Reporter).

  • Penguin Random House has installed a book vending machine at Exeter St Davids station in Devon, England (The Guardian).

Categories: Today in Books

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