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LOCKE & KEY to End With Third Season on Netflix: Today in Books

Celeste Ng Reveals Cover of Highly Anticipated New Novel

Yesterday on Instagram, Celeste Ng shared the cover of her highly anticipated new novel Our Missing Hearts. Of the cover designed by Hannah Wood, Ng said, “I love it so very much.” Ng’s novel, which comes out on October 4th, is available for preorder now.

Locke & Key to End With Third Season on Netflix

Locke & Key, the Netflix series based on Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s comics, will end with its forthcoming third season. This was a mutual decision between Netflix and co-showrunners Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill, who had envisioned a three-season arc for the story. “Once we began working on the series, we felt three seasons was the ideal length to bring the story of the Locke family and their Key House adventures to a satisfying conclusion,” Cuse and Averill said in a statement. “As storytellers, we are grateful that we had the opportunity to tell our version of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s incredible story exactly the way we wanted.” The final season is set to debut later this year.

This Small Library Off the Coast of Maine is Collecting Banned Books

A shed-turned-library in Matinicus Island, a small community in Maine, is preaching tolerance by filling its shelves with the nation’s most controversial books. Matinicus Island Library houses classics like Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, and John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. The library also includes contemporary books like Justin Richardson’s And Tango Makes Three. They also hope to obtain copies of Maus by Art Spiegelman. In an interview with Bangor Daily News, library volunteer Eva Murray said, “We are buying banned books in order to publicly push back against the impetus to ban books. To say, ‘If you don’t want it in your library, we want it in ours.'”

LGBTQ Rights Groups Sue Florida Over “Don’t Say Gay” Education Bill

The lawsuit alleges that the bill recruits parents as “roving censors” of LGBTQ content, suing school districts for any perceived infraction.