Here’s where to find independent bookstores in Central Florida

Here’s where to find independent bookstores in Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. – Print is not dead, despite society’s best efforts. Around the world, independent booksellers shelve stories in little shops still. According to the American Booksellers Association, the group has 2,023 members running 2,561 locations across the country. Eighty-five new bookstores have opened since January, and 207 members are looking at opening new stores. … Read more

Book Club Picks for August 2022

Book Club Picks for August 2022

The latest from Jamie Ford, a debut novel by Anthony Marra, and two Jane Austen classics are among the many lucky titles selected by book clubs across the country for the month of August. To submit titles for inclusion in this roundup, email us. Amerie’s Book Club and Read with Jenna, the Jenna Bush Hager … Read more

Corey Metz went from CT Make-A-Wish recipient to volunteer and author whose book will fund more wishes – Hartford Courant

Corey Metz went from CT Make-A-Wish recipient to volunteer and author whose book will fund more wishes – Hartford Courant

It’s been 13 years since Cory Metz was an ill child who had a wish granted by Make-A-Wish Connecticut, but the organization remains at the forefront of his heart and his life. “I feel a kind of life debt to the foundation,” Metz said. “Make-A-Wish meant everything at that time, and it still does.” He … Read more

Michael Lewis teases new Wall Street book: ‘You’ll learn all about crypto’

Michael Lewis teases new Wall Street book: ‘You’ll learn all about crypto’

Author Michael Lewis is being coy about his next project. But, he says over a video call from his home in Berkeley, California: “I will lift my skirt a little, but not a lot here.” He then gets more animated: “I really don’t want to reveal exactly what I’m writing about,” he tells Financial News. … Read more

Michael Lewis teases new Wall Street book: ‘You’ll learn all about crypto’

Michael Lewis teases new Wall Street book: ‘You’ll learn all about crypto’

Author Michael Lewis is being coy about his next project. But, he says over a video call from his home in Berkeley, California: “I will lift my skirt a little, but not a lot here.” He then gets more animated: “I really don’t want to reveal exactly what I’m writing about,” he tells Financial News. … Read more

Mass Market Paperback Sales Wither

Mass Market Paperback Sales Wither

No matter which way you look at it, sales of mass market paperbacks have been in steady decline since 2017. NPD BookScan data shows that unit sales fell 31.5% in 2021 compared to 2017, while the Association of American Publishers put the decline in dollar sales at a more disturbing 42.7% in 2020. Both data … Read more

21 Insightful, Accessible, & Fun Books that Tweens Won’t Want to Put Down | We Are Kid Lit Collective

21 Insightful, Accessible, & Fun Books that Tweens Won’t Want to Put Down |  We Are Kid Lit Collective

School Library Journal has proudly partnered with We Are Kid Lit Collective to share and promote the group’s annual summer reading recommendations. this week, SLJ will publish individual posts featuring their recommendations for picture books, transitional books, middle grade, and young adult titles. A PDF of the full list is also available for download. The … Read more

eBook Subscription Service Kobo Plus Fights ‘Book Shaming’ with ‘Be a Reader, Not a Follower.’

eBook Subscription Service Kobo Plus Fights ‘Book Shaming’ with ‘Be a Reader, Not a Follower.’

New campaign from The Garden promotes the unlimited binge-worthy titles available on the subscription service Would you rather read an ‘unputdownable Scottish detective thriller’ like Old Bones Lie, or perhaps ‘a page-turning murder mystery’ like A Lethal Deception, than the latest high-brow fiction or heavy biography? Then Kobo Plus might be for you. The eBook … Read more

Online book store in Florida aims to give Black authors greater opportunities | opinion

Online book store in Florida aims to give Black authors greater opportunities |  opinion

“We launched the store with 11 writers, whose books will be sold from the store,” Rosemary Cole said of Cobeth Online Book Store, newly established in Margate. Kyryl Gorlov Getty Images/iStockphoto All too often, I fill this space with the ills of the world. While it is necessary to know and comment on what is … Read more