To start, the big news: PEN America, Penguin Random House and students and parents are suing a Florida county over their book banks. Let’s goooooooooo!
If you need a reminder of what’s at stake, the LA Times has a round up of the 15 most banned books in schools this year.
And some states want to put librarians in PRISON. LIBRARIANS. In PRISON.
Tone shift: The WSJ wrote about men reading romance novels (which is not a new thing. It’s just that some men — include Phillies mega star Bryce Harper — feel OK talking about it).
If you’re currently querying agents, heads up about a mess at New Leaf Literary & Media. Full disclosure, I used to be with them.
Here’s a first look at this year’s DC Pride collection, courtesy of Out magazine.
It’s not every day you get caught stealing a tortoise and rare books at the same time. Odd one out of the Tampa Bay Times.
Since I know a lot of my readers, and this is local-ish, the Lancaster Public Library book sale runs from Monday through Wednesday of next week. They’ll selling 250,000 books, a special Judaism collection and some…creepy dolls.