Man Booker International 2019

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Prior to 2016, the Man Booker Prize was open only to UK authors, but the addition of the Man Booker International Prize now helps highlight the works of superb authors and translators from around the world.  The nominated titles are originally published in a language other than English, and the prize is split between the author and English translator.  This year's winner was announced at an event on May 21st.  Is it in your to-read pile yet?

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2019 Nebula Awards

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Sci Fi and Fantasy fans rejoice!  The Nebula Award winners are here!  The Nebulas recognize the best works of science fiction and fantasy published in the United States, as selected by members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and are considered among the most prestigious awards for these genres.  Have you read all the winners yet?

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Thank You, James Patterson!

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

For the past four years, bestselling author James Patterson has recognized the hard work and dedication of hundreds of booksellers at independent bookstores across the country with his Holiday Bonus program.  Nominated by customers, publishers, authors, and coworkers for their love and knowledge of books, these booksellers each received a gift ranging from $750 to $1,250. 

In previous years, a total of $250,000 has been distributed to deserving booksellers, including three right here at Brilliant Books!  This year...

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Brilliant Books Monthly Iconic Reads

Saturday, April 27th, 2019
Just in time for Mothers' Day, we're thrilled to be adding a new addition to our lineup of personalized subscription services:
Brilliant Books Monthly Iconic Reads: Modern Classics
This subscription will center on a bookseller-curated selection of the best books from the last 30 years.  It's the perfect gift for moms who may have missed these reads while they were busy raising families and establishing their careers.  Our Iconic Reads subscriptions are limited to only 100 subscribers, so don't miss your chance to give your mom a full year of handpicked Iconic Reads!

We Picked This One for You

Friday, April 26th, 2019

You've heard us talk about our flagship subscription service, Brilliant Books Monthly.  You know we rave about how unique it is, how unlike every other subscription service out there, each book is individually hand-selected by our expert booksellers. 

But what does that actually mean?  How do we go from a handwritten preferences card to that perfect book every month?

It's quite the process.  Each subscriber is first assigned to the bookseller who will be best able to pick just the right books.  From there, each bookseller has their own process for sorting titles and making recommendations.  We asked a couple of our booksellers to pull back the curtain and tell you what it's really like!

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