Book News Roundup: Tired of writing? Try writing near tires.

  • Did you know that you can help young users of the Seattle Public Library "regain access to the Library's resources by paying for borrowed materials that were misplaced or lost?" Yep! Help a kid get a fresh start through the Seattle Public Library Foundation's Fresh Start page.

  • Last week, the National Book Foundation announced the judges of their 2018 National Book Awards. This year, the Foundation is introducing a new award for translated literature, and there's a Seattle connection to the new category. Elliott Bay Book Company events coordinator Karen Maeda Allman is one of the five translated literature judges, which means she's going to be reading a whole lot of work in translation over the next few months. Congratulations to Karen!

  • Donald Trump is good for the feminist bookstore business.

  • Readers are more creative and successful, according to a new study. But you already knew that.

  • Here's a great look at gender equality and cartooning from New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly:

  • The AV Club looks back on the big mystery that was the secret identity of the anonymous author of the Bill Clinton roman รก clef Primary Colors. For one brief moment in 1996, all of America was trying to figure out who wrote a novel about politics, of all things.

  • This tire shop that helped a writer overcome writers block really ought to consider making a title of "Official Tires Tires Tires Writer in Residence."