Posted on June 1, 2023 at 10:00 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!

  • The 95th Scripps National Spelling Bee will host its finals tonight; the event began Tuesday with 231 elementary and middle school students (CNN).

  • The California mansion designed for (and formerly owned by) beloved author Beverly Cleary has been listed for sale with a $1.8 million price tag (Literary Hub).

  • Writer E. Jean Carroll is co-writing a serialized romance novel with two of her close friends: author and law professor Jennifer Taub ... and Mary L. Trump (The New York Times).  

  • The Crime Writers’ Association has elected author Vaseem Khan as its new chair — making him the first non-white author in that position (The Bookseller).

  • Newly discovered texts at the National Library of Scotland are giving us a rare, detailed look into the actual comedic content of a medieval minstrel; the scholar who found them compares the humor to Monty Python (The Guardian). 

  • A poll of 177 book experts from over fifty countries yielded this list of the greatest children's books ever (BBC).

  • A company that already uses machine learning to make older books more visible online has announced that it will be republishing some of these forgotten and/or out-of-print titles (The New York Times).

Categories: Today in Books

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