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  • Recommended Reading: On the “small, but noticeable, sustained, and continuous” resurgence of indie bookstores.


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    ~Bruna Dantas Lobato
  • A German airline has teamed up with a local press for a new campaign that allows each passenger to travel with an extra two pounds just for books. Pair with this Millions piece on the weight of moving books.


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    ~Bruna Dantas Lobato
  • “Life is weird and dumb and restrictive, but a poem can be whatever the hell you want it to be for god’s sake. Other people will always have opinions, they’re just really none of my business.” In an interview at the Lit Hub, Tommy Pico talks about poetry and his creative process.


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    ~Bruna Dantas Lobato
  • Over at The New York Times Magazine, Katrina Tan finds a creative community in Manila. Pair with this Millions essay on creating a DIY literary scene.


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    ~Bruna Dantas Lobato
  • Over at The Week, Jeva Lange recommends books based on where your travels are taking you this summer. For other recommended reading, don’t miss our Great Second-Half Book Preview.


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    ~Bruna Dantas Lobato
  • Recommended Reading: Selections from the forthcoming Women Writing Brazil issue of PEN America’s Glossolalia.


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    ~Bruna Dantas Lobato
  • The summer issue of Moss is out, featuring the opening chapters of our own Sonya Chung’s forthcoming novel, The Loved Ones. For more more of her writing, check out her Millions essay on breaking up with books.


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    ~Bruna Dantas Lobato
  • Our own Lydia Kiesling writes for The New Yorker about workplace fiction by women. As she puts it, “If the author is a woman, workplace fiction is also domestic fiction, easily disguised as ‘chick lit,’ ‘girlfriend literature,’ or even ‘erotica.’ Regardless of the packaging, these books provide mapping, contextualizing, and rich illustration of women’s working lives.” For more of her writing, check out her essay on the San Francisco housing market for The Millions.


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    ~Bruna Dantas Lobato
  • “Here’s / the deal: if you die / then I will be able to / drink again & no / one alive will even / blame me.” Year in Reading alumnus Nick Flynn has three new poems over at BuzzFeed READER. Pair with this Millions profile of Flynn.


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    ~Bruna Dantas Lobato
  • This week in book-related infographics: a look at the most controversial books of all time.


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    ~Bruna Dantas Lobato
  • Bonnie Nadzam asks us what should fiction do? “An artistic practice that perpetually reinforces my sense of self is not, in my mind, an artistic practice.”


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    ~Cara DuBois
  • Exciting news, Orange Is The New Black fans! Samira Wiley will be co-starring in the Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.


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    ~Cara DuBois

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