Posted on July 2, 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!

  • Book Riot reports that in-store shopping at Barnes & Noble has been on a consistent rise and that Amazon is rumored to be planning several large department-store-style locations around the US.

  • Shay Youngblood, a novelist and playwright known for the book The Big Mama Stories and its play adaptation, Shakin’ the Mess Outta Misery, has died at the age of sixty-four (The New York Times).

  • Author and screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce has been chosen as the new Waterstones children’s laureate (The Guardian).

  • Emily Nussbaum, author of the book Cue the Sun! The Invention of Reality Television, discusses the lawsuit against the Netflix reality show Love is Blind on Fresh Air (NPR).

  • Read the short story "Opening Theory," drawn from Sally Rooney's upcoming novel, Intermezzo (or listen to the author read it) in The New Yorker.

  • Perhaps unsurprisingly, the book festivals that have parted ways with investment company Baillie Gifford's sponsorship money are now seeking donations together (The Guardian).

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