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  1. Philip Pullman Released a Marisa Coulter His Dark Materials Story Yesterday!

    Like Pottermore, but colder. Polarmore.

    Holy cats! (Or, you know, whatever form your daemon takes). The Book of Dust, Philip Pullman's companion novel to the His Dark Materials trilogy, may not be released until 2016 at the earliest. But that doesn't mean we'll need to wait a year before reading new content set in the Dark Materials world!

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  2. Massachusetts Town to Punish Residents for Snowy Sidewalks Using Actual Scarlet Letters

    So a literal slippery slope.

    The small town of Somerville, Massachusetts is deeply concerned about the safety hazard posed by unshoveled sidewalks. So concerned, in fact, that city officials are unironically reverting back to some tried-and-true methods of public shaming!

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  3. Clifford the Big Red Dog Author Has Passed Away At 86

    Norman Bridwell, who wrote the classic book series Clifford the Big Red Dog in honor of his daughter, passed away last Friday.

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  4. [UPDATED] HarperCollins Refuses To Publish Book Until Author Condemns Her Daughter’s Sexuality

    Incoherent rage-screaming.

    HarperCollins might profit off LGBTQ titles in its catalog, but don't take that as an indication of commitment to equality.

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  5. Felicia Day Announces the Perfect Memoir, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

    I AM EXCITE!

    Perfect title is perfect.

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  6. This Redesign on the Harry Potter Books is Genuinely Magical

    It's just like—oh you get the idea.

    Kincső Nagy, a Hungarian design student, took as her final project the complete revamp of the covers and interior illustrations for the Harry Potter series. And these beautiful glowing cut out covers for Prisoner of AzkabanThe Goblet of Fire, The Chamber of SecretsThe Sorcerer's StoneThe Order of the PhoenixThe Half-Blood Prince, and The Deathly Hallows are just the tip of the iceberg.

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  7. Publisher Changes Title Of Book Series “For Boys” After a Little Girl Objects

    Bugs for everyone!

    Imagine this: you are a child from California who loves the crap out of some bugs—so much so that, at the tender age of six, you know what the word "entomologist" means. One day you find the coolest book ever about insects, and it's only after you finish reading it that you turn it over and find it's part of a series of books "for boys." You are a girl. This makes you unhappy.

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  8. The Mary Sue’s Holiday Gift Guide, Part 1: Books!

    The original nerd gift.

    It's December 1st... do you know where your holiday shopping list is? No? Well, we're going to be helping you out there all week, starting with the nerdiest gift of all: books. Here are some mighty tomes that have come out this year that we think your loved ones would be lucky to get.

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  9. This Little Girl Loves Books SO MUCH. Let’s All Love Books With Her.

    Little girls slayin'

    Holy cow, eight-year-old Madison from Cleveland really loves books. Let her win you over in the first ten seconds and then blow your mind at 1:30 and 2:15. Madison 2016. Madison forever.

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  10. [Updated] Today Daniel Handler Is Matching All Donations Made To The #WeNeedDiverseBooks Campaign

    Innnteresting.

    After making a bunch of terrible and quite racist jokes at the expense of African American YA author Jacqueline Woodsen on Wednesday night, Series of Unfortunate Events author David Handler (better known as Lemony Snicket) has announced that he'll be donating a lot of money to a campaign dedicated to changing the landscape of children's literature—and he wants you to donate, too.

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