Posted on June 20, 2024 at 8:00 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!

  • The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is reopening after a four-plus-year closure for renovation, and its 82 copies of William Shakespeare’s First Folio are going on public display (NPR).

  • New research found that the percentage of novels from major publishers that are by nonwhite writers doubled from 2019 to 2023, from 8 percent to 16 percent (Book Riot in short/The Atlantic in full).

  • Joseph Coelho's The Boy Lost in the Maze is this year's winner of the Carnegie Medal for children’s books; it's the first time that a Black British writer has received the award (The Guardian).

  • Kelly Jensen explores why Midwest Tape/hoopla, which distributes audiovisual materials and digital materials to libraries, is adding a ratings system to its content (Book Riot).

  • Laura Kipnis goes deep inside Rebind, the AI reading companion that big-name authors have contributed their voices to (Wired).

Categories: Today in Books

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