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Game of Thrones Spinoff No More
They giveth and they taketh away: The GOT prequel, which would have taken place thousands of years before, will not move forward after HBO was reportedly not satisfied with the pilot. It was a great team and casting so I’m bummed to see them not get to continue.
Little Free Library Infighting
Todd Bol, the founder of Little Free Library, passed away unexpectedly in 2018. Now Bol’s family and the Little Free Library nonprofit literacy organization are not on the same page over filing trademark applications for “‘wooden boxes with a storage area for books,’ and ‘signs, non-luminous and non-mechanical, of metal,’ and ‘guest books and rubber stamps.’” Bol’s family believes in “…protecting groups that don’t register with LFL but want to still call [their boxes] little free libraries.”
With Macmillan’s new book embargo taking place November 1st many librarians have been vocally against it and even boycotting. The American Library Association, which has been collecting signatures on their petition against it, posted Macmillan CEO John Sargent’s open letter to libraries explaining the publisher’s decision and that they’re sticking to it.