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Kamilah Cole Reveals Cover of New YA Fantasy So Let Them Burn

Kamilah Cole has shared the cover of her debut YA fantasy novel So Let Them Burn on Instagram. “When I saw this cover, with art by @tajfrancis and design by @jennykimuradesign, I actually cried,” Cole wrote. “Faron’s face. The city hidden in the smoke. The dragons. The swirling power. The tease of her armor. It’s everything I could have wanted and more.” Cole’s Jamaican-inspired fantasy is described as perfect for fans of Iron Widow and The Priory of the Orange Tree. It’s out from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on January 16, 2024.

Melinda French Gates Hopes New Book Imprint Will “Open People’s Eyes” on Gender Equity

Philanthropist Melinda French Gates hopes that her new book imprint, Moment of Lift Books, can help others gain a new perspective on gender equity and “what it’s really going to take” to get there. French Gates’s imprint was created in partnership with Flatiron Books and shares a name with French Gates’s book, Moment of Lift.The imprint’s first release is Radical Inclusion by David Moinina Sengeh, which French Gates believes is “the perfect place to start.”

A Romance-Themed Bookshop is Coming to Downtown Belfast, ME

A new bookstore is opening in Belfast, Maine, and it specializes in romance novels. Grump & Sunshine Books, owned by Cassidy Gintz, is aiming to open at 159 High Street in Belfast in late May. The shop will carry mainstream romance writers as well as more obscure titles. When choosing her inventory for the store, Gintz says she “really tried to dig deep into smaller voices and authors that I love that you wouldn’t necessarily see in, say, a Barnes & Noble, authors that maybe don’t get featured quite as much. I’m definitely trying to focus on giving authors a brick-and-mortar platform that they wouldn’t have had otherwise.” You can follow Grump & Sunshine on TikTok to get all the updates on the store’s opening.

8 Books About Exercise for All Bodies

Bodies you don’t see when it comes to exercise: fat bodies, disabled bodies, senior bodies, pregnant bodies. These books show ’em.