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Catch up on this week's literary links.

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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!


Spend some time with your little one picking out your next literary adventure—November is Picture Book Month!

Another Wild Cards novel, edited by acclaimed author George R.R. Martin, will be released on November 3. The novel features original fiction from authors such as Carrie Vaughn, Michael Cassutt, and Walter John Williams.

Buzzfeed combines Halloween and books perfectly—take your turn at guessing the horror story from just one line.

Shona Rhimes, creator of hit shows Grey's Anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder, and Scandal, will release her book Year of Yes in November. Rhimes spent a year saying “yes” to all the unexpected invitations that came her way, as she reflects on her positive mindset during the past year.

After five years of planning, the American Writer’s Museum, opening in 2017, will call Chicago home. The museum, located by the Chicago Art Institute and Millennium Park, will be the first in the country to celebrate American literature and writers.

Publishers Weekly and the Bologna Children’s Fair announced several new speakers for Global Kids Connect, their children’s publishing conference taking place in New York City on December 2nd.

Witches of America by Alex Mar delves into the modern world of paganism and witchcraft—just in the nick of time for Halloween.

Seventy-two years after being published, Dylan Thomas poem “A Dream of Winter” resurfaces to be read in London today.

Romance buffs, listen up. Bestselling romance author Sarah MacLean gives her two cents about the best romance picks for November.

Banned Books Week may be over, but that doesn’t mean the censorship stops. A Michigan school bans celebrated Captain Underpants book at book fair for featuring gay characters.

Gloria Steinem, whose new book, My Life on the Road, publishes this week, tells The New York Times some of her favorite authors including, Alice Walker, Octavia E. Butler, Ann Jones, and more.

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