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Best Piano Books

If you are new to the piano, you may be wondering where even to begin. Or maybe you have been playing the instrument for many years and want to take your playing to the next level. Whatever your experience level, learning is a never-ending part of being a pianist. What are the best piano books to help you improve your chops? Although many great resources exist to help you learn the piano, many prefer to learn through books. There is certainly no shortage of great piano books, both old and new. We cover some of the best books for learning...

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Best Guitar Books

Did you recently purchase your first guitar? If you are picking up the instrument for the first time, you may be wondering where to even begin. Or perhaps you have been playing for years and want to take your guitar skills to the next level. Regardless of your current experience level, learning is a never-ending part of being a guitarist. What are the best guitar books to help you take the next step in your playing? Although there are many great online resources to help you learn the guitar, many people prefer to learn through books. There is no shortage...

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Best Ukulele Books

If you are new to the ukulele, or you’re a seasoned player who wants to take your playing to the next level, you may be wondering what the best ukulele books are to help you grow. While there are many great online resources to help you learn the ukulele, some people prefer to learn through reading books. If you are one of these learners, then the good news is that there are many great books for you to choose from. Below, we cover some of the best books for learning to play the ukulele, including options for both beginners and...

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Best Bass Guitar Books

Whether you are a beginner bass guitarist or an expert player, you likely recognize that you have much to learn on the instrument. While there are many great online resources to help you learn the bass guitar, some people prefer to learn by reading books. If you are one of those learners, you may be wondering what the best bass guitar books are so you don’t waste your money or time. In the following article, we’ve compiled what we believe to be some of the best books for taking your bass playing to the next level. Whether you are a...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for April 2, 2022

Today's Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday's Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals Sankofa by Chibundu Onuzo $4.99 Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake by Alexis Hall $2.99 Slow Horses by Mick Herron $2.99 Middlegame by Seanan McGuire $2.99 The Cat Who Saved Books by Sosuke Natsukawa $1.99 The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks $2.99 The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon for $2.99 Transgender History (2nd ed) by Susan Stryker for $3.99 Tell Me an Ending by Jo Harkin for $6.99 Mad and Bad: Real Heroines of the Regency by Bea Koch for $3.99...

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Russian publishers sign open letter decrying invasion of Ukraine

Mar 02 2022 Over the weekend, several hundred Russian publishing professionals issued a public condemnation of the invasion of Ukraine. Many Russian publishers have also stood together to criticize Putin's horrible war. The letter reads, in translation: We, Russian book publishers, booksellers, editors, translators, critics, illustrators, designers, typesetters, proofreaders, printers, librarians, and booksellers, protest against the war unleashed by the Russian authorities in Ukraine. The war must cease immediately, and the initiators and participants of the military aggression must be stripped of their ranks and titles and brought to justice. Books are one of the main forms of preserving and...

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Amazon to close all bookstores

Mar 03 2022 After opening its first bookstore with much fanfare on November 3, 2015, this week Amazon confirmed a report from Reuters that it is closing all of its physical bookstores, as well as its 4-star and pop-up stores, which carry a mix of items, including some books. All told, Amazon will close about 68 stores, including its 24 bookstores. Source: Publishers Weekly More News Stories

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Record number of libraries hit million digital lend mark

Jan 13 2022 Leading library service provider OverDrive this week reported that a total of 121 public libraries and consortia across seven countries and 37 U.S. states surpassed one million digital lends in 2021. The number represents a significant jump from 2020, when 102 libraries hit the mark, although more libraries (29) joined the million+ club in 2020. Source: Publishers Weekly More News Stories

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