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.

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Jen Miller

Jen Miller

Jen A. Miller is a an author and freelance writer. Her memoir, Running a Love Story, was a Philadelphia Inquirer best book of the year. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, SELF, Buzzfeed and the Guardian, among others.

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