Posted on August 15, 2023 at 11:00 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!

  • A school district in Iowa fed a list of books that are frequently banned over complaints of sexual content into ChatGPT, in order to determine whether it should pull those books from library shelves to comply with new state laws (Popular Science).

  • The hottest celebrity merchandise, at least in New York City, is a series of limited-edition Brooklyn Public Library cards featuring musician Jay-Z (The New York Times).

  • A bus driver from Canada helped a Baltimore bookstore discover what was in its safe (NPR).

  • Read an excerpt from the Booker Prize-longlisted novel The Bee Sting by Paul Murray (Literary Hub).

Categories: Today in Books

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