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First Look at Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers: Today in Books

This edition of Today in Books is sponsored by Fierce Reads.

It’s A Neighborly Day In This Beauty Wood

Take a first look at Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers in Marielle Heller’s forthcoming (untitled, for now) biographical drama inspired by the life of Fred Rogers. The film will focus on the real-life friendship between Rogers and journalist Tom Junod, played by Matthew Rhys. Side part on point.

Europe’s Oldest Intact Book Found Preserved In Coffin of A Saint

If you’re planning a trip to London next month, you might decide to stop by the British Library for its exhibition, “Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War,” opening October 19th. Why, you ask? Because Europe’s oldest intact book, St. Cuthbert Gospel, will be on display. The book, dated to between 700 and 730, was found intact, preserved in the coffin of St. Cuthbert. Read more about it here.

What If It’s Us Will Be Adapted

Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli’s What If It’s Us isn’t out until October 9, but it has already been scooped up for an adaptation. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Brian Yorkey will adapt the buzzy, queer YA collaboration between the author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Albertalli) and the author of They Both Die at the End (Silvera). I hear the squees of a thousand fans.