R. Kelly’s ‘fiancée’ writes tell-all book on life in his ‘shadow’

R. Kelly's 'fiancée' writes tell-all book on life in his 'shadow'

Joycelyn Savage, R. Kelly’s longtime girlfriend – and now alleged fiancée – is set to publish a revealing book about her relationship with the troubled R&B star. In an email to The Post, Savage, 26, confirmed the book would be titled ‘Robert’s Love and Joy’ and was ‘due for publication on Saturday’. “All I can … Read more

Burnt Books Is a Secret Bookstore Hidden in a Greenpoint Bodega

Burnt Books Is a Secret Bookstore Hidden in a Greenpoint Bodega

New York City is full of speakeasies and hidden spots, and if you look closely, you might even find secret bookstores behind unassuming front doors. Burnt Books in Greenpoint is one such place. Located in a classic New York bodega called Green Discount Corp., this vintage bookstore can only be found if you’ve heard of … Read more

Melissa Chadburn Wants “Hybridity All the Time”

Melissa Chadburn Wants "Hybridity All the Time"

Melissa Chadburn’s first novel, A little push up, is told by a gross, all-knowing mythical creature – a aswang. The shape-shifting Filipino spirit, in this tale, has been tied to a family for six generations and activated when “someone dies with unfinished business”. We meet her when 18-year-old Marina Salles, the novel’s protagonist, is killed … Read more

Cy-Fair ISD parents will have more input on books students can access in upcoming school year

Cy-Fair ISD parents will have more input on books students can access in upcoming school year

The topic of class literature can’t seem to be bookmarked. “This has been a topic at board meetings, not just in our district, but across the state since January, really,” said Cy-Fair ISD School Board Chairman Tom Jackson. The Cy-Fair ISD board voted unanimously to update its book policy on Monday. “We’re moving toward transparency … Read more

Here’s where to find independent bookstores in Central Florida

Here’s where to find independent bookstores in Central Florida

ORLANDO, Florida. – Print is not dead, despite society’s best efforts. Around the world, independent booksellers still stock stories in small shops. According to the American Booksellers Association, the group has 2,023 members operating 2,561 locations across the country. Eighty-five new bookstores have opened since January and 207 members plan to open new stores. [TRENDING: … Read more

Books Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid

books like diary of a wimpy kid

If your kids are like ours and love the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series, you’re in luck. We’ve collected eleven different books or series that resemble Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Some of them are diaries, others are just heavily illustrated chapter books with topics related to children: school, anxiety, anxiety about school, … Read more

Lawmaker calls for library system to remove certain books

Lawmaker calls for library system to remove certain books

South Carolina State Senator Josh Kimbrell, who represents Spartanburg, is asking Spartanburg County Public Libraries to remove some books from its children’s sections. Kimbrell, joined Monday by Palmetto Family Council, raised concerns in front of the county library system headquarters. He said some parents showed him sample books on gender identity and cartoon nudity from … Read more

Michael Lewis teases new Wall Street book: ‘You’ll learn all about crypto’

Michael Lewis teases new Wall Street book: ‘You’ll learn all about crypto’

Author Michael Lewis is coy about his next project. But, he said in a video call from his home in Berkeley, Calif.: “I’m going to lift my skirt a bit, but not a lot here.” He then comes alive: “I really don’t want to reveal exactly what I’m writing about,” he says. Financial News. “But … Read more

Here’s how to celebrate National Book Lover’s Day in Ann Arbor

Here’s how to celebrate National Book Lover’s Day in Ann Arbor

ANN ARBOR – Tuesday is National Book Lover’s Day! Held on August 9, the unofficial Bookworm Day celebrates reading and literature. Luckily for book lovers, Tree Town is full of independent bookstores, several small free libraries, book events and its own book society. Here’s how to spend National Book Lover’s Day in Ann Arbor: 1. … Read more

Mass Market Paperback Sales Whither

Mass Market Paperback Sales Whither

Whichever way you look at it, mass market paperback sales have been steadily declining since 2017. NPD BookScan data shows unit sales fell 31.5% in 2021 compared to 2017 , while the Association of American Publishers put the dollar sales decline at a more concerning 42.7% in 2020. Both sets of data show more declines … Read more