Bookish News

Staff Favorites List

Grid of book coversFriday, June 14, 2024

Our new Staff Favorites have been selected and the Summer 2024 selections have been revealed. Each of these titles is personally recommended by one of our Brilliant Booksellers.  The list features both newly published and older books for readers of all ages and draws from a wide array of writers, styles, and genres, making for a list as eclectic and unique as our Brilliant customers.

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59th Annual Nebula Awards

Tuesday, June11, 2024

Nebula AwardThe 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.

This year's winners have been announced!

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Celebrate Audiobook Month!

Saturday, June 1st, 2024


June is Audiobook Month!

Did you know that listening to downloadable audiobooks is the fastest-growing way to experience a book?  That's why we've made it easy to get started with Brilliant Books Audio!  Whether it's for the hands-free convenience, the amazing portability, or the sheer variety of books available, there are plenty of reasons to try listening to a book.  Here are a few more you may not have considered.

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Up North Vibes

Friday, May 24th, 2024

This Memorial Day weekend is expected to break travel records, so if you're planning a trip, you're in good company!  Whether you hit the road or not, though, there are lots of adventures to be had "Up North," including plenty you can enjoy from home!  Check out our collection of books set in northern Michigan and get inspired for your next Up North adventure.

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Bookish Bingo: Summer 2024

ocean in summerFriday, May 24th, 2024

Summer reading is the perfect time to give yourself a bit of a challenge. Not in the sense that you need to focus only on "serious" reading, but rather to give yourself new ways to explore through literature. If you need a little prompting to help you on your way, we've created a summer reading bingo board with lots of challenges that are perfect for readers of all ages. Challenge your friends or family and see where your summer reading takes you!

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2024 International Booker Prize

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024

The 2024 International Booker Prize

Prior to 2016, the Booker Prize was open only to UK authors, but the addition of the Booker International Prize now helps highlight the works of superb authors and translators from around the world.  The Booker International Prize is awarded annually for a single book, translated into English and published in the UK.  The £50,000 prize, awarded in May, is divided equally between the winning author and the English translator.  Explore this year's winner and nominated works at Brilliant Books.

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Beach Reads

a stack of books on a table near a cabana

Wednesday, May 15th, 2024

Summer is on its way and that means so are beach days!  Of course, a day at the beach requires the appropriate books to go with it, and our collection of beach reads is growing by the day.  Which will you add to your beach bag?

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Summer Camp Stories

Monday, May 13, 2024


Summer is fast approaching — and with it, the promise of the good old days of summer camp, from sunny beach days to hiking in the great outdoors to campfires and, of course, s'mores!  Our Children's Department Director, Rachel, has selected a new collection of summertime stories for young readers, with picks perfect for both independent and adventurous readers and read-aloud options for the little ones.  Explore the list to find the books your young reader will devour this summer!

Summer Camp Reads