- Anne Rice keeps using the word “censorship.” I don’t think it means what she thinks it means. Alison Flood reports on Rice’s comments about the reaction to For Such a Time on The Guardian.
- Hannah Furness reports for The Telegraph on Birmingham’s embarrassing request for book donations after the city ran out of funds for library operations after completing a £188m library building. (The Birmingham Library also had their hours cut.)
- Dennis Abrams writes about the curious case of writers who found that in Putin’s Russia, book publishes you (Publishing Perspectives).
- Mallory Ortberg is my new hero for writing Ayn Rand’s version of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie for The Toast.
- Jessi Lewis writes about dealing with her grandmother’s book collection after her death for Book Riot.
And Jenny Lawson wins the undying love of librarians everywhere for her wonderful blog post, “A Love Letter to Libraries.“