In case you needed a pick-me-up...
Experience two of life’s greatest joys: browsing books and meeting furry creatures
In case you needed a pick-me-up...
Experience two of life’s greatest joys: browsing books and meeting furry creatures
In case you missed it—Emma Ramadan joined us at Greenlight Bookstore last week to talk about her translation of Marguerite Duras’s Panics!
Translator and author Emma Ramadan joins us at Fort Greene to present her own translation of Panics by Barbara Molinard (1921-1986), newly published by Feminist Press. Molinard was a close friend a…
Haymarket Books is offering 40% off all the books on their Latinx Liberation Reading List!
In celebration of radical, intersectional histories of struggles for Latinx Liberation, we're offering 40% off all the books on our Latinx Liberation Reading List. Get a free Ebook (where available) and free shipping on orders over $25 inside the US and £20 inside the UK. Weaving personal narrative...
“The Disability Futures Fellowship supports twenty disabled creative practitioners whose work advances the cultural landscape.”
A national fellowship encourages writers with disability to create art that advances the cultural landscape
Summer’s basically over, but we’re adding these to the list anyway!
From an introspective story about Martin Luther King’s last days, to a hilarious memoir by Jenifer Lewis, here are some great reads set for release in the coming months.
Learning set to an awesome soundtrack?
I’m tuned in. 🎧
This June, check out these reads in honor of Black Music Month.
“That’s what horror fiction does, right? Allows us to experience the absolute worst-case scenario from afar, even if those scenarios still feel close to home.”
I sometimes use movies to talk about books. In my experience, particularly in classroom settings, it’s easy to point to the story structure of a popular film that most, if not all, those present ha…
When your other books get too wild, try these books where nothing happens in the middle of nowhere.
When I first read “In the Heart of the Heart of the Country” by William H. Gass, I was shocked by two things: first, that he wrote a 36-page “story” where nothing happens (a philosophy professor mo…
Have you joined Noname’s book club yet?
Through Noname Book Club, the musician and poet is working to share free books and build community.
Spotify is joining the Audiobook game 👀
Users will be able to purchase and listen to a catalog of more than 300,000 audiobooks from independent authors and major publishers on a pay-per-download basis.
“The problem is not a lack of better material; these books and educational resources exist. But they are not being used in classrooms nearly enough — and they won't be if school boards and local governments continue to prioritize personal comfort over the education of their students.”
"The desire for softened accounts of history is hardly new."
These trailblazers are bringing books to every corner of the US.
We're celebrating International Literacy Day by spotlighting Black folks who are using their passion for books to combat illiteracy online.
We’ve heard some great things about these adaptations.
Let us know which ones you’re excited for!
Fall is the perfect time for curling up with a good book—or maybe a good movie. (We’re not monsters.) Even better if you can hit two birds with one stone, of course, and this after all is Lit…
As James Ruppert writes in a chapter of The Cambridge Companion to Native American Literature, “Some scholars hesitate to use the phrase [renaissance] because it might imply that Native writers were not producing significant work before that time or that these writers sprang up without long-standing community and tribal roots. Indeed, if this was a rebirth, what was the original birth?”
Our lives are so much more than you could possibly imagine.
“Libraries so clearly help to make good citizens, are so clearly a municipal force for the common good.” – Michele Herman
I feel about my local New York Public Library branches—Jefferson Market and Hudson Park in Greenwich Village—much the way I feel about my kids: I’m lucky to have two; they spring from the same sour…
“I learned so much from my q***rspawn peers—about resiliency and hope that was honed from surviving bullying and surviving HIV and homophobia in custody battles. I learned that there are as many different kinds of families as there are snowflakes, and that each of them is worthy of respect for the ways they take care of each other, overcome intolerance, create new traditions and define what it means to be a family.”
Some of us got to stay with our moms or dads. Others did not.
Joyful and inspiring sci-fi and fantasy reads for you and your not-so-little ones.
These middle grade and young adult science fiction and fantasy books are empowering and fun, and will provide the best light-hearted escape.
Bone witches, mechas, and folklore retellings from Ling Ma, Tamsyn Muir, Neon Yang … what more can you ask for?
Bone witches, mechas, and folklore retellings from Ling Ma, Tamsyn Muir, Neon Yang, and more
"As America grapples with race, sexuality and gender, the brilliance of Black q***r creativity is shining a laser-focused and uniquely intersectional light on our troubled society."
Feature photograph by Alvin Baltrop Henry Louis Gates once said that the Harlem Renaissance was “…surely as gay as it was Black.” He was referring to the q***r sensibilities of the movement and the…
8 books that will make you reconsider your feelings towards math.
Mathematical books for the lay public have been around for well over a century now and continue to thrive up to the present. Of their importance, mathematician Harold Ness stated, If we want to eli…
“There are tons of new books that take the essence and themes of classics and reinvent them, paying homage to the original text while celebrating new, diverse voices… kind of like a remix.”
“The Great Gatsby,” but make it q***r.
Essential reads for back-to-school season!
7 Awesome Kids Books on Natural Hair and Brown Girl Beauty
This September brings goodies in the form of literary fiction, speculative fiction, nonfiction, and more! ✨
Dive into new must-reads like Ling Ma’s 'Bliss Montage' and Elizabeth Strout’s 'Lucy by the Sea.'
GROUNDSKEEPING author Lee Cole recommends stories from the Bluegrass state
Lee Cole, author of "Groundskeeping," recommends stories from the Bluegrass state
"I think about how oppressed people and colonized people still have thriving cultures against all odds, and that gives me hope. My ancestors did not give up and I won’t either."
Angela Garbes's book "Essential Labor" unpacks the undervalued work that goes into paid and unpaid caregiving
Gabrielle Drolet breaks down the ableism in modern cooking culture.
When I developed nerve problems in my hands, so much of what we do in the kitchen was suddenly inaccessible to me.
An interview with the author of The Evening Hero, only on Literary Hub.
Author and activist Marie Myung-Ok Lee is astonishing. In the spring of 2017 I had the incredible luck of sitting across from her and her late best friend, the novelist Katherine Min, at a dinner a…
Can't decide what book to read? Your zodiac sign may hold the answer.
New season, new star alignments to guide your reading life
"I had always used writing to try and make sense of myself, without realizing just how much of this was a way of processing a divergent experience of the world."
I had always used writing to try and make sense of myself, without realizing just how much of this was a way of processing a divergent experience of the world.
Ada Limón on poetry, community, and survival, only on Electric Literature.
The poet explores joy, survival, grief, and daily life in "The Hurting Kind"
"Fetishizing women writers before promptly forgetting them, or forcing them into a mold they died trying to wriggle out of, is an American tradition that has cost us the legacy of more than one talented woman writer." Emmeline Clein writes for Literary Hub about the culture that only remembered Pamela Moore's most scandalous novel.
The New York Times called the 18-year-old novelist Pamela Moore an “American Sagan” upon the publication of her first novel, Chocolates for Breakfast, in 1956. But when Moore died by su***de in 196…
"Rage isn’t meant to stay in one place. It moves us from one state to another—like a refiner’s fire, or a catalyst. Rage brings heat, light, and clarity. It burns the chaff away, leaving that which is essential behind." Now, as ever, is a great time to check out Kelly Barnhill's list of books about what women's rage can do.
Kelly Barnhill, author of "When Women Were Dragons," recommends female protagonists whose fury is a catalyst for radical change
“It’s one thing to Be Gay and not Do Crimes — it’s another to Be Gay and Stop Crimes On Behalf Of The U.S. Government.” Drew Gregory discusses the best and worst of the Fast & Furious franchise, and what those moments teach us about family, q***r characters in media, and resisting the pro-police status quo.
I believe that ho******ic criminals are far q***rer than explicitly gay cops.
From Patricia Grace's POTIKI to Angela Mi Young Hur's FOLKLORN, here's just a sampling of AAPI folklore-based books to read this May and year-round.
AAPI folklore is as diverse as the countries its people cover. You'll want to pick up these folklore based books sooner rather than later.
Camonghne Felix, Jenna Le, and five other contributors share their thoughts on CHOICE WORDS: WRITERS ON ABORTION, a wide-ranging landmark anthology from Haymarket Books that gathers works from Audre Lorde, Margaret Atwood, Amy Tan, and many other amazing writers.
About twenty years ago, I had an abortion and discovered that literary writing exploring the experience was not easy to find. So I began editing an anthology of literature about this major, suppres…
The author of RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE has another q***r romance out and it's about girls!!
If you loved Red, White & Royal Blue or One Last Stop, you're going to be over the gay moon about McQuiston's latest novel.
Book bans are still happening all around the country. Book Riot editor Kelly Jensen describes one crucial policy that helps school libraries withstand them.
South Carolina considering a law that withholds public library funds if "inappropriate" materials are available and more censorship news.
"Make me thin, I told God. Make me pretty. I added to the list: Make me Annie." Read more at Catapult.
Make me thin, I told God. Make me pretty. I added to the list: Make me Annie.
Diana Whitney recommends seven feminist poetry collections for Electric Literature.
Books, both intimate and bold, that wrestle with trauma and history, desire and self-definition
Reporter and podcaster Jenna Wortham chats with three leading journalists of color about diversity, accountability, and systemic change.
Maria Hinojosa, Kevin Merida, and Lauren Williams talk about the future of journalism and the recent changes they've seen in newsroom diversity.
Book Marks recommends six new titles sure to snap you out of a reading slump.
Jennifer Egan’s The Candy House, Emily St. John Mandel’s Sea of Tranquility, Douglas Stuart’s Young Mungo, and Margo Jefferson’s Constructing a Nervous System all feature among April’s best reviewe…
"I have a new definition of what it means to be living, and worthy of protection." Read more at Electric Literature.
I have a new definition of what it means to be living, and worthy of protection
Eeeee we can't WAIT for this one! Join us (virtually) for a celebration of VIOLETS with Greenlight Bookstore on 5/10. Featuring author Kyung-Sook Shin and translator Anton Hur.
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Kelly Jensen gives readers four tools to combating book censorship in their communities.
Kelly Jensen writes about book censorship and what you can do to disrupt its system.
Earth Day might have passed but it's not too late to check out these climate-themed books!
Insightful reads about an issue that is more pertinent than ever.
“I love being a woman. I celebrate that and want to share that with others. That’s the genre I love to read and I want to write what I would eventually love to pick up and read.”
India is now riding the “fourth wave” of feminism. We saw social media campaigns like #MeToo. But, only a quarter of Indian women have internet connectivity, so digital feminism is seen as elite.
Looking for your next q***r novel? Try one from this list (and drop your recommendations in the comments⬇)
May this list of q***r books set in 15 different countries be a gateway of exploration into world literatures. They sure have for me.
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Check out the latest review of VIOLETS by Star Tribune ! Have you grabbed yours yet?
FICTION: The deceptively quiet and devastating story of a lonely young woman within a sexist and shifting South Korean society.
What are your favorite millennial novels so far?
Who are the great Millennial writers, and, by extension, what are the great Millennial novels? Here are eight fantastic reads for your TBR.
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