This week on the bookish internet

  • Amelia Stymacks reports on volunteers creating libraries all over Indonesia. (Moby Lives)
  • Katy Waldman has some very good questions for what the hell is doing on with what is now being called “cancel culture.” (The New Yorker)
  • Andrei Smolnikov’s essay about Gulliver’s Travels and science is just brilliant. (Electric Literature)
  • I am so happy to know that I am not the only librarian who struggles to recommend books because my tastes are different from a lot of peoples. It comforts me no end to know that Anna Gooding-Call’s tastes are even weirder. (Book Riot)
  • Rohini Chaki’s article about Alexandre Dumas’ cookbook (yes, cookbook) just gets better and better. (Atlas Obscura)
  • Rebecca Makkai started a conversation on Twitter about the best overlooked books of the last decade. (Electric Literature)
  • Alexandra Schwartz writes in praise of Miriam Toews. (The New Yorker)
  • The Wayward Children series is going to be a TV show! (io9)
  • EDIBLE BOOK FESTIVAL! (Atlas Obscura)

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