Book Report: Summer Reads, Gabriel Garcia Marquez RIP, Indie Bookstores & More!


The famous author of A Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in a Time of Cholera – to name a few — passed away this past week at 87.
Six indie bookstores that are doing well and how they’re doing it.
Once again the battle is waged, but those in the biz say they shouldn’t be pitted against each other, but exist in a peaceful coexistence.

The Phantom of the Maine Library
The Maine State Library at first thought it had its own specter floating along its halls, but then discovered the truth.

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Book Report: Amazon Buys ComiXology, Where In The World Is Westeros, Bookstore Bars & More!


World Book Night is quickly approaching and Shelf Awareness gives you all the info you need as well as news about a free ebook.
Bestselling epic fantasy author Tad Williams has announced he is writing a sequel trilogy to his groundbreaking debut trilogy, Memory, Sorrow and Thorn.
Five awesome bookstore-bars you won’t want to miss.

Book Report: Book Spoilers, Literary Cities, Return to Hogwarts & More


J. K. Rowling is hard at work on a spin-off Harry Potter series focusing on Colin Creevey.
Looking for a reading challenge? Check out Book Riots best 100 novels.
In memory of Tom Clancy, on opening day the Baltimore Orioles wore commemorative patches for the bestselling author.
Publishers Weekly has named San Francisco’s Green Apple Books as the bookstore of the year.

Book Report: Jules Verne RIP, Fifty Shades of UK, New THRONES Chapter & More!


George R. R. Martin has hinted that with all the material available to be covered, Game of Thrones movies are a possibility.
Martin has released a new chapter to his forthcoming book.
Looking for book-related TV and movies on Netflix? Book Riot has got you covered.

New Book Signing Record
Ryan Avery is looking to set a new record in the Guinness Book of World Records for most books signed at a single signing.

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BOOK REPORT: Booksellers Who Blog, Audiobooks Pro or Con?, Stunning Libraries & More!


10 Literary Facebook Pages 
Book Riot recommends ten literary Facebook pages you should like.
Diagon-Alley Expansion 
More details have been released about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley opening this summer at Universal Studios, Florida.
World’s Most Stunning Libraries 
Fodor’s Travel presents the world’s 20 most stunning libraries.
The awesomeness that is this free little library and what it means to people.

Book Report: Lestat and Quiddich Return, Amtrak Wants Writers Aboard, The Rooster Calls & More

At, J.K. Rowling released the first chapter in a new, 2,400-word story about the Quidditch World Cup.
Book Riot presents some great spring break reading recommendations for you to enjoy.
Amtrak is trying a new program using a writer-in-residence who must commute a long distance to work, providing up to 24 writers with a bed and cabin to write in to help creativity.

Book Report: Nook Adieu, Literary Fashion, Steig Larsson Points Fingers From The Great Beyond & More

Nook Going Bye-Bye 
The Nook Division at Barnes & Noble continues to shrink.

Stephen King’s Cell
A first look at some images from the upcoming movie adaptation of Stephen King’s zombie book, Cell.

The One Thing You Must Do in Oregon 
Powell’s Books makes it to number 1 on Oregon bucket list.

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Book News: Rowling Returns, Cusack Wants Some ‘Sleep’, Top OOP Books & More!

An interesting list from Abebooks on the 100 most searched for out of print books.

J. K. Rowling’s US publisher for her mystery series written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, has announced that the second book, The Silkworm, will be released in June.

In 2013 Stephen King released his Shining sequel, Doctor Sleep. It will eventually be adapted into a movie and John Cusack has expressed interest in playing the lead role of Danny Torrance.

An interesting look at what you should use to help you choose what books to read.

Book News: Masters in Self Publishing, Neil Gaiman Gets Company, New Sci-Fi Imprint & More!

Neil Gaiman News 
Neil Gaiman has announced he has a new company, Freemantle Media, developing American Gods into a TV series, as well as an group interested in Anansi Boys.

5 Most Influential Authors of Our Time 
Looking at how they are followed and viewed through social media.

Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award Winners by Region 
An interesting and perhaps unsurprising look at where award winners are from.

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