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Barnes & Noble Is Celebrating Teen Books with a New Three-Day Festival

In May, Minnesota’s Teen Lit Con celebrated its third year of panels, workshops, and exhibitors for lovers of young-adult books. Now, starting in June, they’ll have company: Barnes & Noble just announced its first-ever B-Fest Teen Book Festival, three days of free YA-centric events at B&N stores around the country June 10–12, including all of the locations here in Minnesota. In addition to a set schedule of activities happening at all stores throughout the weekend—like trivia, giveaways, and a...

Book Geek Bulletin: Independent Bookstore Day 2016

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Minneapolis | St. Paul | Outside the Twin Cities Area For this edition, instead of general news, I’m rounding up the Twin Cities bookstores participating in Independent Bookstore Day, which is coming up on April 30, 2016! For more, follow @BookstoreDay and #BookstoreDay on Twitter or check out...

Book Geek Bulletin: Wins for Minnesota Lit

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson, published by Graywolf Press, has won the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. Read Star Tribune books writer Laurie Hertzel’s coverage of the awards ceremony here. St. Paul’s Marlon James (A...

Book Geek Bulletin: Of Magic and Mockingbirds

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit Local literary magazine Paper Darts is currently accepting submissions for its spring short fiction contest, for which the publication has secured national author Roxanne Gay (Bad Feminist) to judge. Submissions are due by April 15, 2016, and...

Book Geek Bulletin: Crime Fiction Lives in Minneapolis

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit Yesterday, it was announced that beloved Minneapolis mystery bookstore Once Upon A Crime—which has been for sale for almost eight months—has found new owners: relatively recent Minneapolis transplants and crime-fiction lovers Dennis Abraham and Meg King-Abraham. Outgoing...

Book Geek Bulletin: Hobbits, Harry Potter, and Hemingway

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit Warner Bros. has acquired the film rights to Fly a Little Higher, the book by Laura Sobiech about her son, Zach—“the Lakeland teenager who wrote the hit song ‘Clouds’ as a farewell to family and friends before...

Book Geek Bulletin: A Series of Unfortunate Castings

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit The Starz series based on Neil Gaiman’s American Gods has found its protagonist: The 100‘s Ricky Whittle will play Shadow Moon. Gaiman said he is “thrilled” with the casting. Paramount Pictures has acquired film rights to the classic...

Book Geek Bulletin: Minnesota Coffee and Horror

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is officially attached to the film adaptation of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, the much loved and sometimes controversial children’s horror books known in part for their beautifully creepy illustrations by...

Book Geek Bulletin: New Year, New Books

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit Minnesota sci-fi and fantasy convention CONvergence has announced its guests of honor for 2016, who include a number of writers: Amal El-Mohtar, poet, fiction writer, and editor; Amy Shira Teitel, popular-science writer focusing on spaceflight; Mark Oshiro,...

The Book Geek Guide to Movies and TV in 2016

Marvel and DC fans are getting amped up for the next round of comic-based movies, and there are a lot of those coming in 2016. But there are also a ton of films and series based on books hitting screens this year—in fact, almost every month has at least one. So here is your handy guide to 2016 in book-to-film adaptations. What are you most looking forward to seeing?   (This article was updated January 17, 2016.) January The...
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