Bookish News

2020 Stonewall Book Award Winner and Honorees

The Stonewall Book Award - Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award is given annually to English-language children’s and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience each year. The awards announcement is made at the ALA Midwinter Meeting as part of the Youth Media Awards and is celebrated with a program and reception each year at the ALA Annual Conference.

2020 Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners and Honorees

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards recognize African-American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults.  There are seperate awards for authors and illustrators, as well as the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award and the Coretta Scott King/Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.  They are awarded annually by the American Library Association as part of the Youth Media Awards.

The 2020 Edgar Awards

The Edgar Awards, presented by Mystery Writers of America 

"Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce, as we celebrate the 211th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, the Nominees for the 2020 Edgar Allan Poe Awards honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2019."

This year's Edgar Award winners will be announced on April 30th in New York City.

See the Nominees

 

A Sad Day for Traverse City

If you live in the greater Traverse City area (and maybe even if you don't), you've probably heard the sad news.

Horizon Books is closing their flagship Traverse City location.

They've been our neighbors since we moved to Traverse City in 2011, and a Traverse City fixture for nearly 60 years.  It's hard for us to imagine Front Street without them, and we will miss them greatly.   

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The Most Brilliant Books of 2019

The year is out, but the results are in!  After much deliberation, our booksellers have compiled a selection of titles that we consider the Most Brilliant Books of 2019.  They are ranked alphabetically by author, and not by merit, as all are equally Brilliant.  Each one brought something unique to the literary landscape of 2019.  Which ones have you read?

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Bookish Golden Globe Winners

Last Sunday, the brightest stars in Hollywood came together to celebrate the one of the biggest nights in Hollywood, the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards

From Big Little Lies and Little Women, to Where'd You Go Bernadette, Game of Thrones, and beyond, this year's nominees were jam-packed with bookish adaptations on both the big and small screen.

Check out this list of books that inspired some of this year's winners and nominees below.

 

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