This week on the bookish internet

  • Mike Lindgren reports on a library that escaped the being cut by British local governments in this touching piece. (The Millions)
  • Meanwhile, the Tucson School District is actively enforcing a state law that prohibits books that “advocate ethnic solidarity.” Books by Hispanic Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans are on the chopping block. (Moby Lives)
  • Indian scientists put adults into an fMRI as they learned how to read to see what happens when the brain learns how to turn squiggles into meaning. (mental_floss)
  • Tiffani Willis thinks everyone should keep a book journal. (Book Riot)
  • Australia’s Avid Reader has a long history of taking on trolls who come for their authors and books. (The Guardian)