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Around the Web: BookExpo, Pride Books, Lamda Awards, and Clever Libraries

Happy Friday, dear readers! It’s Emily back once again to share some bookish content from around the web. Let’s get into it!


Many of you in the book community are probably aware that one of the biggest publishing industry events occurred recently: BookExpo. This is an event where publishers, media, booksellers, bloggers, and others in the industry come together for panels, signings, and more. Publisher’s Weekly has the scoop on this year's BookExpo, for those who weren’t following along with the chaos on social media.

Pride Books

June is Pride month! You won’t have to look far to find reading lists, but if you don’t know where to start, I recommend this Pride book list from Bustle.

"Pride" spelled out with rainbow balloons at a parade

Lamda Literary Awards

Speaking of Pride, the Lamda Literary Awards were announced recently. A few Canadian authors took home fiction awards. Congrats to Casey Plett, Larissa Lai, and Joshua Whitehead! You can see the rest of the winners on the Lamda Literary website.

Clever Libraries

Libraries are some of the coolest places—and not just because they’re filled with books. In addition to promoting books, reading, and literacy, libraries often have to meet a variety of needs and often find creative ways to do so. Buzzfeed has gathered examples of clever libraries for you to check out.

library shelves full of books

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