August 02, 2021

TV adaptation of Maggie Shipstead’s “The Great Circle”

Jul 30 2021 A TV series adaptation of Maggie Shipstead's Booker Prize-longlisted novel Great Circle is being developed by Picturestart, the production company set up by former Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-president Erik Feig. Deadline reported that Feig's company "won the rights to the book in a competitive bidding war." Shipstead will exec produce the project, with Picturestart now looking to find a writer to adapt it as a series. From Shelf Awareness More News Stories

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Why would anyone shop indie when there’s a better price just a few clicks away?

Aug 01 2021 “Why would anyone shop indie when there’s a better price just a few clicks away?” That’s the question Mason Engel set out to answer by visiting bookstores across the United States. It was not a glamorous trip -- especially during the worldwide pandemic. And he had to stay ahead of a hurricane, too. But Engel, a 26-year-old science fiction writer, persisted. Over 17 days last summer, he drove 5,000 miles to talk with booksellers about their work and their ideals. You can be a part of that love by watching “The Bookstour” online ($10). Even better: Engel...

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Little Free Diverse Libraries: What they are and how you can help

Little Free Diverse Libraries: What they are and how you can help Aug 01 2021 Last spring, when lifelong book lover and NYC public school counselor Sarah Kamya strolled her predominantly white neighborhood, stopping to browse at the three Little Free Libraries she passes every day, she noticed something for the first time: a clear lack of books by BIPOC writers telling BIPOC stories. This, Kamya decided, was an issue she could do something about — and that’s when Little Free Diverse Libraries was born. Now the movement, which has spread all over the U.S. and to a handful of...

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