Posted on August 1, 2023 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Another theme that popped up in my RSS feeder these past few days was that of books and a sense of danger.

  • The children's book Arthur’s Birthday by Marc Brown is among the books a conservative activist is seeking to have removed from a Florida school district's libraries (BookRiot).

  • Poet and film director Tahir Hamut Izgil experienced surveillance — and considerable fear — as a Uyghur in China; his memoir about that experience, Waiting to Be Arrested at Night, is out today (The New York Times).

  • Over half of the book stalls that line the River Seine will have to be taken down before the 2024 Paris Olympics, for security reasons (Huffington Post).

  • Writers Stephen Fry and Michael Rosen have joined the local fight against the closure of mobile libraries in the county of Devon, in southwest England (The Guardian).

Categories: Today in Books

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