To celebrate the week, a library in Rumford, Maine created a display featuring books that have, and continue to be, banned in various parts of the world. As you can imagine, books focusing on the topic of same-sex relationships are heavily censored, and thus the display featured several LGBT books such as Kabi Nagata’s My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness and David Lev’s Two Boys Kissing. Both books have been released to great acclaim from critics but also face heavy resistance, with Two Boys Kissing being the fifth most banned book of 2016. Read More
The study was conducted by data collection provider QRS research and it shows that the festival generated a whopping £25.8 million in the local area in 2018, more than 25% higher than in 2016.
As The BookSeller reports, the week long event will see book related activities take place across Ireland with the focus being on celebrating Irish books and writers who have played an important role in shaping Irish culture. Read More
As The Book Seller reports, the celebrations begin this September and there will be a range of book-themed competitions for customers to join in with. The prizes on offer range from books and gifts from Book People, as well as items from the company’s publishing partners such as a Mr Men and Little Miss hamper, signed prints from children’s illustrators, and the opportunity for parents to have their child’s name featured as a character in the next Rainbow Magic book. Read More
As the BBC reports, Sturgeon will discuss the books that have most inspired her in a talk with author Damian Barr entitled ‘A Life in Books.’ Sturgeon is joined by a line up of notable readers including the likes of Clare Balding, Patrick Gale and Susan Calman. Other politicians present will include Lib Dem MP Jo Swinson and former Home Secretary Kenneth Baker. Read More
Gladfest is in its sixth year and claims to be the UK’s friendliest literary festival. This year’s event takes place from 7th to 9th September and there are all sorts going on this year.
Dickens astute observations on human behaviours means he spotted many illnesses and their symptoms before they were recognised by the medical community and his descriptions so accurate that they can be used to build correlation between symptoms and disease.