Bookish News

It's Audiobook Month!

Tuesday, June 7, 2022.

Cassette tapeIn honor of Audiobook Month, we're taking a moment to celebrate one of the fastest growing ways to enjoy a book. Thanks to the rise of digital audio, it no longer takes a stack of cassettes or a sleeve of CDs to listen to even the longest of books.  And with so many talented narrators lending their voices to books both new and old, audiobooks are more diverse and accessible than ever!

Looking for a great new read to enjoy in audio?  Today Caitlin, our audiobook selector for Brilliant Books Monthly, is sharing some of her favorite audiobooks!

Caitlin's Top Audiobooks


Big Topics for the Little Ones

Friday, June 3, 2022.

Mental health for kids

There are lots of big and scary things happening in the world right now.  The school shooting in Uvalde, the invasion of Ukraine, systemic violence against people of color, the ongoing toll of the pandemic: these are hard things to deal with as an adult, let alone explain to a child.

Today, we're sharing some resources for discussing those big topics with kids.

Explore our article below to find expert articles on child psychology and age-appropriate books that will help open conversations about mental health — and give children space to explore, express, and work through those big, scary feelings.

Mental Health for Kids


Find Waldo Local 2022

Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

Waldo wavingThe search for Waldo is once again coming to life in Downtown Traverse City!  Starting June 1st, Waldo will be visiting sixteen downtown stores and restaurants.  Pick up a passport at any of the participating locations (listed below), and collect a stamp or signature in your Waldo passport wherever you spot him.

More About the Event


The New Puzzles Gondola!

Friday May 27, 2022.

Puzzles gondola

 

Look at our new puzzles display!  Isn't she beautiful?

Similar to the games gondola we added last year, this new display lets us expand our puzzles section—and gives customers more room to browse.

Swing by the store to check it out, or check out our puzzle collection online.  (It's still full of awesome puzzles, even if you don't get the full gondola experience).

Learn more about our new display below.

Read the Article


2022 International Booker Prize

Thursday, May 26, 2022.

The 2022 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 short- and long-lists at Brilliant Books.

The 2022 Winner


Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

AAPI books

May is Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month!

This is a month to celebrate the diverse people, communities, and stories that fall under the AAPI umbrella.  It's also a great time to look at the media we consume and ask ourselves: what AAPI stories have I been reading recently?

And if you're looking to diversify your bookshelf this spring, explore some of our favorite books by Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Asian authors!  We've got literature, memoirs, poetry, science fiction, and more.

See the AAPI Collection


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