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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

Graphic Memoirs

Friday, May 13, 2022.

graphic memoirs

Graphic novels are a wonderful way to add some color to all kinds of stories.

See how these brilliant artists, writers, and activists have put down their stories in comics and graphic novels.

Dive In!

Brilliant Books Bestsellers: Audio Edition

Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

woman with headphones

There are so many reasons to love audiobooks!  For instance...

- You can get so much done while you listen!  Commutes, chores, you name it.
- A great narrator can bring a wonderful book to a whole new level.
- And with Libro, you can support Brilliant Books with every audio purchase!

See what our customers have been listening to (and loving!) with the Brilliant Books Bestsellers: Audio Edition.

Audio Bestsellers


Tuesday, May 3, 2022.

StorefrontHappy National Small Business Week!  There are so many reasons to celebrate small businesses.  To name just a few:

• We're part of a vibrant community, and are invested in local economies & initiatives.
• We encourage employees to play to their strengths and interests, rather than fitting a job description.
• We get to know our customers by name (and reading preference!)

But as much as we love being a small business, it's true: being small has its challenges.

Lately, we've been reflecting on what it means to be a small business that survived the pandemic.  Read our latest article to learn more about how the pandemic is still impacting us, how we're feeling going forward, and how you can continue to support us.

The Aftermath