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How can we make books even more awesome? Make them edible so they can feed us mentally and physically! Go have a look at this edible book contest and keep an eye out for the winner!
Science Fiction and Fantasy deserves to be in the spotlight. Read this article on how sci-fi is underrated as a genre-fiction and this article about how fantasy is often more scientifically accurate than science fiction.
At least this book shop went out with a bang. The shop was declared bankrupt, the building was seized and 100.000 books were put outside for the community to grab.
Censorship strikes once again! A Florida high school cancels its reading program after a parent complains about a Cory Doctorow book. Then Doctorow responds by donating the books directly to the students.
Vanity Fair hits the ball out of the park with this great tagline about critics vs. readers: ‘It’s Tartt – But Is It Art?’ Well, is it?!
If you can’t get enough of articles lamenting the modern struggle for readers, give this one a try. And if you agree and can’t keep your hands of your phone for even 10 minutes, these flash fiction stories will be right up your alley.
The Hairpin has figured out the recipe to eternal literary fame: contract syphilis. Of course in honor of Bloomsday!
We might just ruin your childhood, but check out this full-length trailer of the live-action Paddington movie. Also do not image search Paddington on Tumblr. I’m freaking out right now…