MLA Platinum Award Press Release

Breaking news on authors, publishers, and book-related topics

BookBrowse Book News

Page 3 of 303

View abbreviated list of news stories

More temporary bookstore closures, but most are still open for telephone orders and will mail books, and others are open but limiting visitors

Mar 16 2020: Since Thursday, a range of bookstores have announced temporary closings because of the pandemic. Among them are Powells in Oregon, The Strand in New York and WORD Bookstores in Brooklyn. But many are promising to mail books to customers so if you are looking for a book ...

Full Story

At last some good news: NEA Says 55% of Americans are readers.

Mar 13 2020: A new report from the National Endowment for the Arts tracked American reading habits in 2017 and found that 55% of all U.S. adults did some form of book-reading in the year (outside of work or school), with reading levels similar to earlier studies from 2008 and 2012.

Full Story

Library of Congress announces limited access to facilities until April 1

Mar 13 2020: Out of an abundance of caution, the Library of Congress announced today that all Library of Congress buildings and facilities will be closed to the public starting at 5 p.m. today until Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 8 a.m. to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 ...

Full Story

COVID-19 causes more cancellations of book events

Mar 11 2020: Shelf Awareness catalogs the growing list of cancellations and postponements of book related events including the Tucson Festival of Books, The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the National Book Critics Circle award ceremony, the Virginia Festival of Books, plus a ...

Full Story

Barbara Neely, creator of black female sleuth series, dies

Mar 10 2020: Award-winning mystery writer Barbara Neely, who created the first black female sleuth series in mainstream American publishing, died March 2 after a brief illness. She was 78.

Full Story

Hachette cancels publication of Woody Allen memoir after staff stage a walkout

Mar 05 2020: Dozens of Hachette employees staged a walkout of its New York City offices on Thursday in protest against the company’s decision to publish Woody Allen’s autobiography.

Grand Central, a Hachette imprint, announced this week it would publish the Hollywood director’s ...

Full Story

ViacomCBS Is looking to sell Simon & Schuster

Mar 04 2020: Nearly three months to the day after the completion of the ViacomCBS merger, the mass media company has indicated its intentions to possibly sell Simon & Schuster, one of the U.S.'s Big Five publishers.

Full Story

International book fairs impacted by COVID-19 coronavirus

Mar 02 2020: Although the London Book Fair says it will take place next week, since Friday, the U.S. operations of Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, HarperCollins, Hachette and Ingram have indicated that they won't attend this year. In addition, some parts of Penguin Random House U.S. ...

Full Story

Support BookBrowse

Become a Member and discover books that entertain, engage & enlighten.

Join Now!

Editor's Choice

  • Book Jacket
    Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree
    by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
    Ya Ta, the main character in Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani's novel, Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree, ...
  • Book Jacket: Run Me to Earth
    Run Me to Earth
    by Paul Yoon
    Suspenseful and elegant storytelling in Run Me to Earth kept me turning pages even through traumatic...
  • Book Jacket: Beheld
    by TaraShea Nesbit
    Much like her debut novel The Wives of Los Alamos, TaraShea Nesbit's Beheld imagines a familiar ...
  • Book Jacket: My Dark Vanessa
    My Dark Vanessa
    by Kate Russell
    The plot of Kate Elizabeth Russell's My Dark Vanessa follows the life of Vanessa Wye, who at the age...

Readers Recommend

  • Book Jacket

    The Yellow Bird Sings
    by Jennifer Rosner

    A breathtaking debut inspired by the true stories of Jewish children hidden during WWII.
    Reader Reviews

  • Book Jacket

    The Mountains Sing
    by Nguyen Phan Que Mai

    An enveloping, multigenerational tale set against the backdrop of the Viet Nam War.
    Reader Reviews

Book Club Discussion
Book Jacket
Resistance Women
by Jennifer Chiaverini

An enthralling saga, inspired by real events, that recreates the danger and sacrifice of the Weimar Republic.

About the book
Join the discussion!
Win this book!
Win The Firsts

The Inside Story of the Women Reshaping Congress

"An intimately told story, with detailed and thought-provoking portraits..."
--New York Times



Solve this clue:

T Die I C

and be entered to win..

Books that     

 & enlighten

Visitors can view some of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only.

Join Today!

Your guide toexceptional          books

BookBrowse seeks out and recommends the best in contemporary fiction and nonfiction—books that not only engage and entertain but also deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.