Posted on June 28, 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!

  • We have winners for the Orwell Prize: Hisham Matar won for fiction with My Friends, and Matthew Longo won for nonfiction for The Picnic (The Guardian).

  • The original cover art for the first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (known as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the US) has sold for $1.92 million at auction — a record for Harry Potter series memorabilia (The New York Times).

  • Kelly Jensen opens her weekly roundup of book bans and challenges with a look at historic recognition of how important public libraries and public education are (Book Riot).

Categories: Today in Books

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