February 9, 2024
In this week’s addition: Reading for pleasure in a tech-focused world, 13 libraries destroyed in Gaza, the restoration of Yu & Me Books, the impact of Gertrude Stein, and more.
Against Disruption: On the Bulletpointization of BooksLit HubIn this tech-focused world, reading has been construed as a commodity aimed at delivering answers, rather than nurturing enjoyment.
A Bill in Virginia Would Ban Book Bans by School BoardsBook RiotThe Virginia Senate proposed a bill that would limit the ability of school board to restrict literature.
How Chinatown’s Yu & Me Books Rose from the AshesPublishers WeeklyAn interview with Lucy Yu, owner of Yu & Me Books in lower Manhattan, about her determination to reopen after a devastating fire.
Israel has damaged or destroyed at least 13 libraries in Gaza.Lit HubDetails on the devastation of Gaza’s libraries.
A Poet Is a Poet Is a Poet: Ed Simon on the Significance of Gertrude Stein’s Subversive PoemsLit HubThe life and success of queer modernist poet Gertrude Stein.
9 Novels to Read if You Loved “Saltburn”Electric LitBooks resembling the popular 2023 film Saltburn, complete with “shifting relationships and refined settings.”