August 20, 2021

The polarized publishing world

The polarized publishing world Aug 20 2021 For a snapshot of how politically polarized the country has become, consider the best-seller list in this Sunday’s New York Times. Political books hold the top five spots on the hardcover nonfiction list, but they offer wildly divergent views... ...“The same kind of polarization that we’re seeing in the mainstream culture is happening in the book market,” Kristen McLean, an analyst at NPD BookScan, a market research firm, said. “The appetite is there on both sides of the political divide.” Source: New York Times More News Stories

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The Winner of the 2021 Public Library of the Year Has Been Announced

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is an organization found in Scotland in 1927, and it’s considered the “global voice of the library and information profession.” Each year, they announce a The Public Library of the Year at their annual conference, recognizing a new library that “best combines open, functional architecture with creative IT solutions and also takes into account both digital developments and local culture.” This year, the five finalists were: Marrickville Library (Australia) Today In Books Newsletter Sign up to Today In Books to receive daily news and miscellany from the world of books. Thank...

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