Posted on 07/05/2020 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here are the literary birthdays to celebrate over the week of July 5, 2020. Hilary Mantel (July 6, 1952): Mantel...

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Posted on 07/04/2020 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

NPR revealed its summer reading poll would be the best children’s books. And even better than the survey’s nostalgia factor...

Posted on 07/04/2020 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Happy Fourth of July, no matter how you’re spending it! (We definitely hope it involves a book, however.) Instead of...

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Posted on 07/03/2020 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The New York Times’s bestseller list for combined print and ebook fiction is out for the week of July 11,...

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Posted on 07/03/2020 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Amazon recently released its list of the best books, so far, in 2020. Rather than ask our Facebook followers whether...

Posted on 07/02/2020 at 05:13 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Sorry for the whiplash, but we have another reversal (sort of) in the Mary Trump memoir case. Late Wednesday, the...

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Posted on 07/02/2020 at 02:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Bookworms always hold their breath upon learning that a beloved title or series will be headed to the screen. James...

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Posted on 07/02/2020 at 12:27 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Illinois has its first ever honorary poet laureate: the late John Prine. The singer died April 7 of complications from...

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Posted on 07/02/2020 at 10:30 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Baz Luhrmann isn’t the first person to adapt The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov for film. He’s also not...

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Posted on 07/02/2020 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Amazon has released the choices for July 2020's First Reads. First Reads, which is free to join, provides early access...

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