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TED Talks Animated Introduction to Albert Camus: Today In Books

TED Talks Animated Introduction to Albert Camus

Enjoy TED Talks and want to learn about–or revisit–Albert Camus and his work The Stranger and The Plague? Nina Medvinskaya explores Camus’s life, starting with his birth in colonial Algeria, through his life as a novelist and resistance journalist in the TED-Ed “Is life meaningless? And other absurd questions.”

New England Independent Booksellers Association Reading Challenge

The New England Independent Booksellers Association held their annual fall conference (remotely) and made a reading challenge announcement: NEIBA Reading Challenge will be a bingo style challenge where the squares challenge booksellers to read works by authors who are BIPOC, disabled, and LGBTQIA+. Belmont Books bookseller Audrey Huang created the challenge thinking that while many booksellers can’t physically participate in BLM protests or donate financially “…the tangible thing that booksellers can do is read and sell books written by BIPOC authors. And it’s something that will make a difference—not just to the authors, but to our communities.”

Taylor Jenkins Reid Announces New Novel

The author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones and The Six, which basically covered the ’40s through the ’70s with those two novels, has announced her next work: Malibu Rising. What time period you ask? Taylor Jenkins Reid wants us to bust out the Aqua Net and jelly shoes because we’re being transported to Malibu in 1983 to follow siblings during a huge party.