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Ralph Cosham, voice of Armand Gamache in Louise Penny's books, has died

Oct 01 2014: Ralph Cosham, the narrator of Louise Penny's Armand Gamache series and many other audio books has died suddenly. Louise Penny posted the following on her Facebook page this morning:

"Just received the desperately sad news that Ralph Cosham passed away yesterday. I'm so...

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    Penguin Random House agree first look deal with Universal Pictures

    Sep 24 2014: Penguin Random House is deepening its commitment to bringing more of its books to movie screens. Through a two-year first-look agreement with Universal Pictures, which will be overseen by Random House Studios head Peter Gethers, PRH will be a producer on projects ...

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      National Book Awards nonfiction longlist announced...

      Sep 17 2014: The National Book Awards have announced their nonfiction longlist consisting of 10 titles:

      Roz Chast, Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (Bloomsbury)
      John Demos, The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic (...

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        MacArthur Genius Grants

        Sep 17 2014: This year's 21 MacArthur fellows have been announced including cartoonist and graphic memoirist Alison Bechdel, translator and Poet Khaled Mattawa, poet Terrance Hayes and playwright Samuel Hunter.

        MacArthur Fellowships, also known as "Genius Grants" are awarded ...

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          National Book Award longlist for fiction - all books on BookBrowse, most with excerpts!

          Sep 17 2014: The National Book Awards have announced their fiction longlist

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            National Book Foundation's YA longlist

            Sep 16 2014: The National Book Award longlist for this year's Young People's Literature category is:

            The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson (Viking)
            Girls Like Us by Gail Giles (Candlewick)
            Skink: No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen (Knopf)
            Greenglass House...

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              Advocates for Independent Business launch #efairnessnow campaign

              Sep 12 2014: Advocates for Independent Business, a coalition that includes the American Booksellers Association and a number of Local First groups, is launching #efairnessnow, a social media campaign in support of e-fairness. The goal "is to persuade customers of indie stores to ...

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                88% of Millennials read a book in the past year

                Sep 11 2014: 88% of Americans aged 16-29 (aka Millennials) have read a book in the past year. This is higher than the 79% of those aged 30+ who have reada book in the past year. Of the Millennials 37% read at least one e-book.

                Interestingly, 50% of Millennials visited a ...

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