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Friday Reads

Catch up on this week's literary links.

Friday Reads

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Whether you’re looking for bookish events this weekend or up-to-the-minute releases, we’ve got you covered on the book front. Happy reading!


Between the upcoming Teen Reads Week and the release of YouTube sensation Tyler Oakley’s new book, the week is chock-full of information and events to delight book lovers.

We’re reminded of the beauty of physical books with textile artist Gali Cnaani’s work of (shelf) art.

Marlon James becomes the first Jamaican author to win the Man Booker Prize for his novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings.

Renowned fashion designer Donna Karan puts her style tales on paper with the publication of her new memoir, My Journey.

Only the 14th woman to do so, Svetlana Alexievich wins the Nobel Prize in literature for her nonfiction work on female Russian soldiers in the midst of World War II.

Actor Michael Ian Black discusses his newly released children’s book, Cock-A-Doodle Doo-Bop.

YA lovers are getting pumped about the upcoming week—it’s Teen Reads Week! The initiative, started by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), chooses a new theme each year to encourage teens to pick up books.

Global library business 3M has sold its security, ebooks, and productivity business to upstart Bibliotheca.

The New Yorker shares some seriously witty cartoons about children’s books.

Expert publishers, librarians, and academics release a list of the top 20 books that changed the world for Academic Book Week (coming up November 9-16). Do you agree with the list?

Matt Ridley, author of The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge, discusses villains, his favorite works on science, and how he prefers Austen to Brontë and Twain to Melville.

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Check back next week for more bookish links!

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