Bookish News

2020 Newbery Medal: Winner & Honorees

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

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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.

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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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National Book Awards 2019

Established in 1950, the National Book Award is an American literary prize administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization.  Awards are given for young people's literature, translation, poetry, nonfiction, and fiction.


Check out the full list of winners, finalists, and longlisted titles!

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