You can now check out cooking supplies at libraries

Deanna Fox of the Times Union reports that Guilderland Public Library in Guilderland, New York will offer a cake pan and cookie cutter loan program. The program pairs nicely withRead more »

California wildfires hit the book business

The fires burning in California have taken a devastating amount of human lives, damaged property, and once again brought out our ugly enthusiasm for the modern slavery that is the AmericanRead more »

As more books are banned in Kuwait, activists rise up

Another Kuwait International Book Fair, another controversy. Now in its 43rd year, it is one of the most important book fairs in the Middle East. This year, running until 24th November, 505Read more »

First lines: Death and Other Holidays, Ways to Hide in Winter, University of Nike, and Chalk

It all begins by opening a book and starting with the first page. That being said, first lines are captivating, perhaps even intoxicating. Here are some of our first lines from ourRead more »

What to do when you’re stuck: check out Neil Gaiman’s writing advice

Are you oh-so-slowly plugging along at that novel manuscript? Did your plot hit a plateau? Are your characters falling silent and dull? Writing can be a frustrating and vexing process.Read more »

Co-creator of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee, died at age 95

The former editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics Stan Lee has died at the age of 95, reported by TMZ on November 12, 2018.  Lee changed the world of comic books and publishing,Read more »

J.K. Rowling’s former assistant stole money to buy cats, coffee, and candles

Are you a good witch or a bad witch? If you’re J.K. Rowling’s formal assistant, you sure do appear to be the latter of the two.  According to a reportRead more »

And the word of the year is…. single-use

Annually in the UK, the Collins English Dictionary, published by HarperCollins, pick their ‘word of the year’. They have been producing dictionaries since 1819 and currently maintain a database ofRead more »

But soft (focus)! What light through yonder hashtag breaks?

Surprising absolutely no people, The Bard is unequivocally the most-Instagrammed author in the history of the App Which Shows You What You’d Look Like As A Cat.  So sayeth Maddy Foley over at Bustle, reporting on a study byRead more »