Bookish News

Celebrating World Nature Conservation Day

Friday, July 28th, 2023.

Photograph looking up into a forest canopy

World Nature Conservation Day celebrates not only the wild and untamed places in the world, but also the kind of nature we interact with every day, from the park on the corner to the trees and birds in our backyards.  It acknowledges that we as humans are part of the equation; we share our world with all its inhabitants, from the smallest amoeba to the vast whales in the sea.

In the same way, readers of all ages can share in Conservation Day!  Whether your young readers are just beginning to explore nature through pictures and shapes or old enough to get their hands dirty with conservation efforts of their own, we've assembled a collection of books that can inspire, instruct, and involve them in helping to preserve our natural world.

Shop the Collection 

Trending in Cover Art

A grid of book covers



Thursday, July 27th, 2023.

Book cover design goes through phases just like fashion.  Some trends become perennial favorites or genre staples, while others come and go as quickly as middle school fads.  Here are a few observations from our booksellers on the current state of cover art and design!

Bad or Brilliant? 

Leo's Goodbye

Friday, July 21st, 2023.


Today was our Web Editor & Marketing Assistant Leo's last day here at Brilliant Books.  Read Leo's goodbye to the store, including a reflection on how their reading habits have changed since they've worked in the world of books.

Best of luck, Leo!

Leo's Goodbye

Vacation Gone Wrong

Wednesday, July 19, 2023.

Woman on flamingo float

Terrifying survival stories set at the edges of civilization.  Family get-togethers where unspoken secrets threaten to tear everything apart.  Disastrous romps that transform bitter rivals into something else entirely...

Who doesn't love a good story of a vacation gone wrong?

Explore the collection for humor, terror, and some good old fashioned schadenfreude.

Vacation Gone Wrong