Bookstore owner tweets about $800 return, finds support from book lovers
An employee of Volumes Book Cafe in Winter Park received a call on Monday from the person who bought the books saying that she had wanted to return all of them. Our return policy does not apply to the following goods: [discounted or sale items, gift cards, personalized items, perishable goods such as food, used candles, sticker books, etc]. These items are not eligible for return, refund or exchange.”After “much negotiation,” George said the book buyer agreed to take a store credit in exchange for the books. George shared what happened on Twitter in a post that went viral, earning 6.9 million views by Friday morning. After George’s tweet went viral, book lovers have virtually lined up to help the store.wftv.com
CNET's Ackerman on the products and trends that will define tech in 2022
With 2021 almost in the books, we're looking ahead to the year to come in our new series "What's New in '22." In the first installment, CNET's Dan Ackerman joins “CBS Mornings” to talk about the big tech trends and products of 2022, including big leaps in augmented and virtual reality devices.news.yahoo.com
Conservatives target books amid anti-critical race theory push
Accompanying the anti-critical race theory push has been a building effort to rid school libraries of certain books. Often, these books are deemed to be sexually explicit. But others included acclaimed works about race and racism.washingtonpost.com
The push for LGBTQ civil rights stalls in the Senate as advocates search for Republican support
Advocates’ hopes of passing a capstone expansion of rights for queer Americans, the Equality Act, have run aground amid GOP concerns about religious freedom and broader attacks on transgender rights.washingtonpost.com
Dr. Seuss books shoot to the top of Amazon’s bestseller list
Dr. Seuss' never-before-published book, "What Pet Should I Get?" Books by Dr. Seuss have flooded Amazon's U.S. bestseller list after it was announced that six of the author's publications were being pulled over racist imagery. In total, 15 Dr. Seuss publications were in Amazon's top 20 list on Friday morning. Former Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama mentioned Dr. Seuss in their previous speeches. "Research in recent years has revealed strong racial undertones in many books written/illustrated by Dr. Seuss," the statement said.cnbc.com
6 Dr. Seuss books won't be published anymore because of racist and insensitive images
6 Dr. Seuss books won't be published anymore because of racist and insensitive images Six Dr. Seuss books will no longer be published because of racist and insensitive imagery, Dr. Seuss Enterprises said in a statement on March 2, the late author and illustrator's birthday.cbsnews.com
17 picture books you’ve never heard of, but that your kids will love
Who doesn’t love “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” (And the polar bear version. And the panda edition!) Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle definitely have that formula down to a science. And well, the classics are the classics for a reason, and most parents can probably agree there will be room for those books on any shelf.
Blind girl’s reaction to getting Harry Potter book series in braille is priceless
A blind girl had the most magical Christmas after receiving a special set of books. A fan of the Harry Potter books, 7-year-old Emrie was delighted to receive the full series in braille for Christmas. Emrie started reading the Harry Potter books with her dad at night but recently stopped because she wanted to read them for herself, according to News.com.au. “They have recently stopped reading them because Emrie wants to read them herself, she wants to put her finger to the paper and fly through Hogwarts too. Emrie’s aunt decided to raise money from followers on Instagram to be able to purchase her a set of books.
Wands, quills and brooms: LEGO creates spellbinding ‘Harry Potter’ Diagon Alley set
Now fans of Harry Potter can enjoy an incredible new LEGO Harry Potter set that brings the Wizarding World’s Diagon Alley to your home. Harry Potter Diagon Alley LEGO set (LEGO)The more than 5,000 piece set features the iconic hidden wizard street with stores like Ollivander’s wand shop, Flourish & Blotts bookstore and the colorful Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes joke shop. Diagon Alley is the biggest set I’ve designed to-date and I am really proud of how it has come together" said Marcos Bessa, LEGO Harry Potter design lead. Marcos Bessa, LEGO Harry Potter design lead (LEGO)“On the inside of the model there is so much to discover. True Harry Potter fans can also check out the Hogwarts Castle, astronomy tower, or Hedwig owl sets.
Kristen Bell releases politically-themed book for children
The actress, and her friend Benjamin Hart, just released a children's book: "The World Needs More Purple People." The book is about Penny Purple, a child, who doesn't want to be "red" or "blue." Bell and Hart began writing two years ago, but Bell said now is the right time to bring the book out. As for why a politically-themed book was written for children, Bell told USA Today that "there's a high probability that if a child is reading this book, a parent is either near or reading it to them." She says the point of the book is to look for similarities in one another, rather than differences.
You can listen to Daniel Radcliffe read chapter one of ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’
Having Harry Potter himself read them to you, of course! J.K. Rowling is gathering up some of her famous muggle friends to bring fans the ultimate Harry Potter quarantine entertainment. The entire first book in Rowling’s wizarding series, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” will be available for fans to listen to, and each chapter will be read by a different celebrity once a week, starting off with Daniel Radcliffe, aka Harry Potter. The site is full of puzzles, quizzes and articles that focus on everything Harry Potter and Hogwarts. You can watch a video of Radcliffe reading chapter one of the book here, or listen to it on Spotify.
The latest "banned books"
Every year the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom compiles a list of books that the public or officials have sought to ban from library shelves. They say it's an annual snapshot of issues that concern Americans the most. Vinita Nair discusses this year's entries.cbsnews.com
A celebration of fake books
A first-of-its-kind exhibit in New York City is drawing crowds of book enthusiasts. Ironically, none of the books featured are real. People who judge these so-called "Blooks" by their covers will have a surprise in store when they discover what's inside these rare, novelty items. Lee Cowan reports.cbsnews.com