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Paper Girls Comic Book Creators Rave Over Netflix Adaptation

Paper Girls comic book creators Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang say that watching their comic series be adapted for the small screen was one of the “happiest experiences.” Chiang said, “To see actresses really inhabit these roles has been really thrilling. And it’s amazing to see how they’ve expanded on the story. I think it’s a show that will reward people who are fans of the comic, but also people who’ve never read it.” Regarding the casting, Vaughan added, “We comic nerds are so specific in what we want out of our adaptations, and we’re never happy…and universally anyone who’s read Paper Girls the moment they see that trailer they’re like, ‘Oh, my God, they got it completely right.'” Paper Girls will premiere in full on Prime Video on Friday, July 29th.

Paramount+ Sets Premiere Date for On the Come Up

Paramount+ has announced that Sanaa Lathan’s On the Come Up will be hitting the streaming platform on Friday, September 23rd in U.S., Canada, and Italy. This will follow the movie’s world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, which runs from September 8-18th. One the Come Up is based on the novel by Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give. The movie stars newcomer Jamila C. Gray as 16-year-old rapper Bri. Also starring in the film are Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Lil Yachty, Mike Epps, Miles Gutierrez-Riley, Justin Martin, Titus Makin, Michael Cooper Jr., GaTa, Lathan and Cliff “Method Man” Smith.

Beloved Indie Bookstore Books Are Magic to Open Second Location

Author Emma Straub’s beloved Carroll Garden bookstore Books are Magic is opening a second location in another Brooklyn neighborhood. The bookstore will open at 122 Montague St. in Brooklyn Heights in late October. “One consequence of opening a physical space is that almost immediately, people start asking when you’re going to open a second,” Straub, her husband and co-owner Mike Fusco, and the Books Are Magic staff said in a joint statement announcing the news. “The friend who helped us build the store on Smith Street is helping us again, and right now, we are brainstorming with the booksellers about what the space should be.” Can’t wait ’til October? You can visit their first location on 225 Smith St., or you can shop their online store.

Are Ebooks on the Decline Again?

As sales continue to take a nosedive in the beginning of 2022, it raises a question on the state of ebooks: are they on the decline again?