This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about big book deals, the library of the future, cops reading to kids, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by TryAudiobooks.com, Love is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson, and Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix.
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Links discussed in the show:
Survey asks people to describe libraries of their youth & libraries of the future in one word, results in interesting word clouds
Two debut novels get 7-figure deals
DC bookstore offers customers opportunity to sponsor a shelf for 2500/year
Yay Canada: police arm children w/ books to keep them from committing crime
Amy Poehler running teen writing contest at WattPad
Turkey of the Week: Will Self concludes literary culture is doomed
New books discussed in the show:
Lila by Marilynne Robinson
Best American Short Stories 2014, edited by Jennifer Egan
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
Paperback: Dept of Speculation by Jenny Offill, The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
previous episodes of The Book Riot Podcast.