Posted on May 15, 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!

  • Watch the first trailer for season two of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power; this season premieres on Amazon Prime on August 29 (Variety).

  • A new child-friendly exhibit called "Faithful Companions: Charles Dickens & his Pets" celebrates the animals found in the author's home and books at the Charles Dickens Museum in London (The Guardian).

  • Three dolls inspired by the American Girls book series have been re-released: Kirsten Larsen, Addy Walker, and Josefina Montoya (Book Riot).

  • More than 200 authors have signed a statement urging the title sponsor of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction to divest from companies linked to fossil fuels and "companies that profit from Israeli apartheid, occupation and genocide" (The Guardian).

  • For the third straight year, Enid Public Library in Oklahoma will not have a Pride Month display (Book Riot).

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