Posted on May 6, 2024 at 12:00 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 original watercolor illustration for the first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is headed to auction on June 26 and is estimated to go for a record $400,000 to $600,000 (NPR).

  • Ransom Riggs, known for his Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children books, has announced his next series for young readers: Sunderworld, Vol. I: The Extraordinary Disappointments of Leopold Berry, the first in a trilogy, will come out August 27 (Publishers Weekly)

  • Kobo's newest e-readers are user-repairable (Liliputing).

  • Police have arrested a group of Georgian nationals in connection with the thefts of rare books across Europe (Euronews).

  • Jerome Rothenberg, a poet and anthologist whose work influenced rock musicians like Jim Morrison and Warren Zevon, has died at the age of ninety-two (The New York Times). 

  • Joel Conarroe, a heavy-hitter in the New York literary world and confidante to many writers including Philip Roth, has died at the age of eighty-nine (The New York Times).

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