Bookish News

2022 Hugo Awards

Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

Book coversThe Hugo Awards, presented annually since 1955, are science fiction’s most prestigious award. The awards are voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”), which is also responsible for administering them.  Explore this year's finalists & winners!

The 2022 Hugo Awards

Growing Future Readers with Graphic Novels

Saturday, August 27, 2022.

Child reading book

Over and over, we have seen parents and caregivers worried about “real reading”, encouraging their kids to find a lengthier novel without pictures.  But the truth is that graphic novels play an important role in growing readers!

Rachel, our Children's Section Director, shares her insights on graphic novels, plus recommendations to help even reluctant young readers discover the joy of a good book.

Why Go Graphic?

To Read or Not to Read

Friday, August 26, 2022.

William Shakespeare

With their beautiful poetry and eternal themes, Shakespeare's works are iconic pieces of English literature.  They've inspired countless books and films, and after 400 years, his plays are still being read and performed.  But, lets face it: they can also be confusing.

 Today, Leo, our resident Shakespeare fanatic, is highlighting 8 great tips for reading — and enjoying — Shakespeare.

Read the Article

Back to School

Wednesday, August 24, 2022.

Elementary students

The beginning of the school year can be a tough time for students.  Summer is over, and it's time to head back indoors to sit & study.  Plus, heading into a new school or a new grade level can be quite scary!

If you know any young readers who are reluctant (or apprehensive) about the school year, check out our Back to School collection.  Picked out by our kids' section experts Sam & Rachel, these books will help your students get ready — and get excited — for the new school year!

Get Ready for School!


Tuesday, August 23, 2022.

Colorful book pile

Tsundoku is a Japanese word that means acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up on one's bookshelf without reading them. This “anti-library” can sit and build for months, years, and, gulp, decades. Why are these books unread and why are you keeping them around?! 

Read Mike's article about the value of unread books, and explore some of the unopened books on his shelf!

Dive In!