Posted on September 6, 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!

  • A federal judge ruled last week that the Texas READER Act — which would have required vendors to rate every single book sold in schools — could not take effect September 1; a full opinion and order will come in the next few weeks (BookRiot).

  • Meanwhile, pressure is increasing on libraries to withdraw from the American Library Association, because of the group's pushback against book-banning efforts, and some have even done so (Associated Press).

  • An online dictionary has added 566 entries and 348 definitions, along with revising 2,256 definitions (

  • Check out the thirteen books longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction (Literary Hub).

  • Edith Grossman, the first translator to successfully push for her name on the cover of the works she translated, has died at the age of eighty-seven (The New York Times).

  • The United Kingdom's National Literacy Trust found that 56 percent of eight to 18-year-olds don't enjoy reading in their spare time (The Guardian).

  • A podcast host helped solve a long-running mystery of who illustrated a particular paperback copy of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (The New York Times).

  • The letter that Ernest Hemingway wrote for his lawyer about surviving a recent plane crash has sold at auction for $237,055 (NPR).

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