Posted on May 10, 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!

  • Kelly Jensen's weekly recap of book bans and challenges across the nation looks ahead this week, to how libraries can prepare for the inevitable pushback against any Pride Month displays or events (Book Riot).

  • Author Lauren Groff was moved to act on her decade-long interest in opening a bookstore by the surge of book restrictions in her home state, and now The Lynx in Gainesville, Florida, is officially open for business (The New York Times).

  • A TikTok user whose account is dedicated to video ads for items in the TikTok shop is successfully promoting a 2019 book on herbal remedies ... and claiming that its success is why US lawmakers want to ban the social media app (Vox).

  • Meanwhile, across the pond, TikTok is partnering with Britain's National Literacy Trust to fill free community bookshelves in twenty cities that lack literary offerings (The Guardian).

  • After years of court battles, the novel I’m Afraid You’ve Got Dragons is back in author Peter Beagle's control, and you can read a chapter from it in advance of its May 14 release (Polygon).

  • Author Shirley Conran, who began her writing career with female-empowering nonfiction and moved to "bonkbuster" romance novels afterwards, has died at the age of ninety-one (The Guardian).

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