Posted on February 15, 2024 at 4:00 PM 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 National Book Awards have dropped the requirement that recipients be US citizens (The New York Times).

  • Haymarket Books and the Mellon Foundation have announced the first-ever recipients of the Writing Freedom Fellowship grants (Literary Hub).

  • Oregon has become the latest state to have a bill fighting school book bans pop up in the legislature (Book Riot).

  • French President Emmanuel Macron declared that the famous book stalls along the River Seine could stay during the Paris Olympics (The New York Times). 

  • One theory about why book clubs are booming again: young people are looking for ways to fight loneliness (Dazed).

Categories: Today in Books

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