Is the media really more divided than ever?

One positive aspect of the fallout from the election, if there can be said to be any, is that the mainstream media that was so sure of a Clinton victoryRead more »

Junk mail for Jesus

If you grew up in the surburban south, this probably won’t shock you, but some presumptuous yahoo from Wisconsin is sending people unsolicited reading material about the Biblical end times.Read more »

Let’s talk about Russia, baby

Back in Novemeber, we reported on Russia’s imprisonment and prosecution of Natalia Sharina, the fifty-nine-year-old director of Moscow’s Library of Ukrainian Literature, on charges of embezzlement and distributing literature with “extremist content.”Read more »

Publishing during wartime, part IX: The flying monkeys multiply, but so does the opposition

  On the day when the Southern Poverty Law Center released a report about a dramatic rise in hate groups that it blamed on “the Trump phenomenon” … on theRead more »

Ukrainian writer detained in Belarus

Last week, the prominent Ukrainian poet, novelist, and dissident Serhiy Zhadan was seized by government security forces in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, held overnight, and ordered to leave the country. AsRead more »

Yours, Willa Cather

Because it’s always a good day to think about frontier novelist, America original, and Melville House author Willa Cather, may we recommend that you get yourself a mug of something, grabRead more »

China continues its crackdown on publishers of political gossip with two new arrests

Since November 2015, we’ve been covering the story of a wave of arrests by authorities in the People’s Republic of China of publishers and booksellers associated with Causeway Bay Books, a publishing house andRead more »

Concerned citizens buying copies of dystopian novels for bookstores to gift

The resistance is bookish! The sign in San Francisco’s The Booksmith shop read, “Read up! Fight Back! A mystery benefactor has bought these copies of 1984 for you if youRead more »

Three down, 205 to go…

Another week, everyone. There’s cause for gladness. For now, the federal judiciary is holding up, and the constitutional principles most directly under assault from the Turnip Administration are being defended.Read more »

I beg your pardon… Evil Amazon now want to stop the Brits from queuing

In their latest bid to takeover the world, Amazon has apparently started searching for prime locations in central London to launch their first Amazon Go store in the UK. Last DecemberRead more »

We’re all sick of “fake news,” but with Trump and his goons in charge, we need to keep talking about it, and librarians are leading the way

On February 6, Donald Trump woke up and tweeted out what may be the purest distillation yet of his definition of “fake news”: “Any negative polls are fake news, justRead more »

Writers to #resist at AWP

If Peter Clark’s report on Winter Institute was any indication, the bookselling community is hardly feeling complacent in the face of the drastically shifting American political landscape. The same thing canRead more »

Excerpt from a brand-new paperback: The Girl in the Red Coat — Beth

When we first published Kate Hamer’s The Girl in the Red Coat last year, the response was immediate: the book became a massive hit, receiving praise from critics and endless love fromRead more »