‘Value Village is testing my patience more and more every day’: Customer finds book for $5.99. Original sticker inside claims it’s $2
'3x as much as it was bought for originally lmao.'
On Jun 26, 2023 by Brooke Sjoberg
HBO’s promise of a ‘faithful’ ‘Harry Potter’ adaptation highlights how pointless this show really is
The movies were already faithful!
On Apr 13, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
Amazon closing beloved bookstore accidentally gets phrase tied to JFK assassination trending during Trump arraignment
'Book Depository' trended today online.
On Apr 4, 2023 by Jacob Seitz
‘If you can’t reap, don’t sow’: Libs of TikTok reading canceled after bookstore says it received threats
People noted there was some irony there.
On Mar 20, 2023 by Jacob Seitz
‘Always read the fine print’: Woman says photographer used her headshots for erotic novel cover
'Every few years or so, people send me ads with my face.'
On Jan 11, 2023 by Tricia Crimmins
‘I’m gonna give you another reason to be extremely mad at HarperCollins’: Author says HarperCollins rebranded her lesbian Jewish romance novel as a Christmas story
'The way I GASPED at the new title.'
On Dec 5, 2022 by Jack Alban
‘I am an adult with a mature brain’: How Texas parents lobbied to get books on gender identity banned from schools
The president of the board of trustees pledged in emails to work on the bans.
On Dec 2, 2022 by Rebecca Caraway
People are blaming Colleen Hoover fans on TikTok for the demise of ebook piracy site Z-Library
Popular for its extensive archive of free textbooks, ebook piracy site Z-Library was shut down after going viral on TikTok.
On Nov 8, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
‘Pleaseeee DON’T put the book back’: Former Barnes and Noble worker issues PSA for customers who read in the store
'We actually don't mind that you hang around for as long as you want.'
On Oct 28, 2022 by Charlotte Colombo
One parent’s fear of ‘grooming’ led a school district to ban 24 books—without even reviewing them
A one-woman army led the charge to ban 2 dozen books.
On Oct 21, 2022 by Rebecca Caraway
J.K. Rowling’s new book faces criticism for its depiction of online harassment
'The Ink Black Heart' is a crime thriller about a YouTuber who is harassed by her critics, inviting parallels with Rowling's experiences on Twitter.
On Sep 1, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
‘The teacher has to catalog every single book’: Teacher says students can’t read any of her books until they’re screened for ‘age appropriateness’
'The kids in here are asking me, 'can I go get a book and read?' and I have to say 'no you can't.''
On Aug 15, 2022 by Cecilia Lenzen
BookTok’s infatuation with ‘sad girl’ novels is as complex as the books themselves
Readers toe the line between commiserating with and romanticizing mental illness.
On Jul 6, 2022 by Kaiya Shunyata
‘Like why does a bar always have to be a place to get wildly drunk. Can’t we just chill?’: TikToker reads at bar, sparking debate
'If I saw someone at a bar reading I would think, ‘damnit I should’ve brought my book.''
On Jun 21, 2022 by Braden Bjella