#News

How To Fight New Obscenity Laws Targeting Librarians

In 2023, 8 states have passed laws making it easier to prosecute librarians for carrying so-called "obscene" books. Here's how to fight back.

The Bestselling Books of the Week, According to All the Lists

The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Amazon, and Indie Bestsellers all have their own bestseller lists. Here are the combined results.

2023 PEN America Literary Awards Longlists

The 2023 PEN American Literary Award Longlists have been announced! This year’s awards will confer $350,000 to more than 100 writers.

Book Bans are Driving Kids Away from Libraries and Reading

As recent laws restrict school librarians from bringing in new books, they're seeing a drop off of students using the library at all.

Proposed Legislation in Several States to Eliminate LGBTQ+, “Obscene” Books: Book Censorship News, January 20, 2023

Several states have introduced new bills to ban queer books and books by authors of color. That, plus this week's book censorship news.

Ken Follett Releasing New Novel This September

Best-selling author Ken Follett's new book is out this September, concluding a series that chronicles 1,000 years of Western civilization.

The Best Books of 2022, According to Reddit

Reddit has released its Best Of 2022 book list, which includes 10 categories of books that were voted on by members.

Meet the New Words Added to the Official Scrabble Dictionary

From "fauxhawk" to "vaxxed" and "embiggen", here are some of the hundreds of new words that have been added to the Scrabble dictionary.

The Bestselling Books of the Week, According to All the Lists

The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and Amazon all have their own bestseller lists. Here are the combined results.

The Top 10 Hardest Words for Americans to Pronounce

Here are the ten words words Americans found the most difficulty pronouncing in 2022, according to Google searches.