Inspired by 2014's California Bookstore Day, the first Independent Bookstore Day was held on May 2. Many stores reported an increase in sales.
As the fictional anniversary of a 'Harry Potter' battle was celebrated, Rowling took to social media to apologize to fans for killing off a beloved character. More may be coming. 'I thought I might apologise for one death per anniversary,' the author wrote.
Obama announced a plan to give low-income children access to 10,000 e-books, part of a larger strategy to lift inner city communities by improving educational opportunities for kids.
On a recent visit to a Washington library, Obama told students that he doesn't have much time for 'fun' reading these days. But he also eagerly shared the titles that he enjoyed as a boy.
Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Renald Luzier says he will no longer draw the Prophet Muhammad, even as more than two dozen writers unite to protest a PEN award for the controversial magazine.
In preparation for Russia's Victory Day celebration, to be held May 9 to commemorate the Soviet Union's defeat of Nazi Germany, the country is cracking down on anything displaying the Nazi swastika – including the cover of Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel 'Maus.'
After the success of the 2014 California Bookstore Day, bookstores all over the country will be taking part in Independent Bookstore Day on May 2.
We're not even halfway through the year, so there's plenty of time for another book to become a success, but 'Train' continues to dominate bestseller lists months after its publication.
'Early Warning' is the second in Smiley's planned series about a family living in America during the 20th century and is a sequel to her critically acclaimed book 'Some Luck.'