Bookish News

2022 Kirkus Prizes

Friday, October 28, 2022.

Kirkus Prize shortlistKirkus is known for well crafted (and well trusted) book reviews.  But did you know they also bestow literary awards?

Established in 2014, the Kirkus Prizes recognize excellence in fiction, nonfiction, and children's literature.  Explore the winners of this year's prizes!

See the Winners

Featured Puzzles

Thursday, October 27, 2022.

puzzle pieces

Why is it that puzzles feel so wonderfully autumnal?  Perhaps it's because they pair perfectly with a warm drink, or because they're a wonderful opportunity for family bonding — or maybe they're just a great excuse to stay indoors when skies are gray.

Whatever the reason, enjoy the season with some of our current favorite jigsaws!  Sort through the details of a beautiful work of art, sit down with the kids and a Search & Find puzzle, or grab the must-have accessory for preserving your puzzles in progress.

Featured Puzzles

2022 Booker Prize

Monday, October 17, 2022.

Booker Prizes

The leading literary award in the English speaking world, which has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for over 50 years.  Awarded annually to the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK or Ireland.  Explore this year's winner and more.

See the Winner

Thank You, James Patterson!

Monday, October 17th, 2022

For the past few years, bestselling author James Patterson has recognized the hard work and dedication of hundreds of booksellers at independent bookstores across the country with his Holiday Bonus program.

In previous years, a total of $250,000 has been distributed to deserving booksellers, including three right here at Brilliant Books!

Read More


The Bookseller's Guide to Fall Beverages

Monday, October 10, 2022.

Book and steaming mug

It's fall, the season of colorful leaves, cozy sweaters, and curling up with a good book and a nice, warm drink.  But which book — and what drink?

Whether you drink tea, coffee, or something stronger, take a tour through some of our booksellers' favorite fall drink pairings.  Discover some of our team's favorite autumn reads and the drink pairings that make them shine.

Read the Article

2022 Nobel Laureate: Annie Ernaux

Tuesday, October 6, 2022.

Annie Ernaux

Today, French author Annie Ernaux was awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize for Literature.  Known for her large body of autobiographical work, Ernaux is known for her intimate, unflinching stories of illness, sexuality, and family.  She was selected “for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory,” said the Swedish Academy.

Read More