Save the date: September 28th, 2019 is the very first Seattle Children's Book Festival. It's free, it will happen at Greenwood Elementary School, and it will benefit Seattle school libraries, which is a very good cause. Here's a partial list of authors who are attending, and here's how you can apply to be a participating author.
You've only got about five days left to apply to be Hugo House's Writer in Residence.
Oprah is bringing her book club back — this time on Apple's luxury TV streaming service, which is debuting later this year.
The LifeWay chain of Christian bookstores will be closing this year. That's 170 stores around the country.
This presents a problem for the reviewer in my position: namely, whether to take the bait. I could write an incensed review that fiercely rebuts White’s many inflammatory claims, thus giving the impression that they should be taken seriously; if my review were to go viral, it would likely trigger more bad coverage on pop-culture websites like Vulture and Vice; Bret Easton Ellis might trend for a bit on Twitter, where we would all take our best shots at dunking on this dude; and at the end of it all, the author would get to feel relevant again, and maybe finally write a movie that people actually liked. But why bother? For years now, Bret Easton Ellis has been accused of being a racist and a misogynist, and I think these things are true; but like most things that are true of Bret Easton Ellis, they are also very boring.