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Bibliophile With 1,000 Books Converts Garage Into Public Library: Today In Books

Bibliophile With 1,000 Books Converts Garage Into Public Library

Author Jeremy Cameron has amassed over 1,000 books between his collection and an inherited collection from his grandfather, parents, and sisters. Rather than get rid of any books, he had a carpenter convert his double garage into a library that he has opened to the public in the English village of West Acre, Norfolk.

Bill Gates’ New Book Recs

We can always count on Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates’ love of reading and recommending books. His latest batch of recs comes from an interview with the dean of medicine at Stanford University, Lloyd Minor and includes The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander and Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World by Fareed Zakaria.

London Book Fair’s New Dates & Director

The London Book Fair has announced that, instead of a March schedule, it will be held from June 29-July 1, 2021, in the hopes of having a live event. And it has a new director, Andy Ventris who is taking the role left by Jacks Thomas’ retirement this summer. “Given the dynamic nature of the pandemic we will continue to closely monitor the situation, and if the current outlook changes will make a final decision on the live event’s feasibility by the end of March 2021 at the very latest.”

Summer Scares Is Back to Celebrate Horror In Libraries (And Beyond!)

The Horror Writers Association, in collaboration with United for Libraries, Book Riot, and Booklist are excited to announce Summer Scares 2021.