Bookmarks: August 4th

Happy almost-long-weekend, Savvy Readers! Who’s excited to make a dent in their TBR this weekend? I certainly am. I’m also so excited to be sharing our favourite book news, links, and photos of the week with you! In this edition of Bookmarks, we learn all about ISBNs, a famous farm goes on the market, and some really exciting news is announced!

1. What’s in a Number? (The ISBN, That Is)

ISBN The Savvy Reader

Have you ever wondered where ISBNs — International Standard Book Numbers — came from and what they actually are? I know I have. Luckily, the Times Literary Supplement shared this fun article about a mostly overlooked yet crucial part of books. My favourite part? The fact that ISBNs are now 13 digits instead of 10 due to “an imminent shortage of ten-digit numbers.” Learn facts like that and more by reading the article here!

2. Could You Be the New Owner of E. B. White’s Farm?

EB White's Farm For Sale CBC

Image via: CBC

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning E. B. White‘s farm you’re in luck! The beloved children’s book writer’s farm is officially on the market after more than 30 years of ownership. Click here to read more about the place where the classic Charlotte’s Web was inspired by and written.

3. BIG (Exciting) Tour News! #FrenzyPresents

HCC Frenzy YA Author Fall Tour

In case you missed it, @hccfrenzy shared some VERY exciting news this week: Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give), Becky Albertalli (The Upside of Unrequited), and Julie Murphy (Ramona Blue) are going on tour! (Cue this gif) We can’t wait! Check out the graphic above and the link here for more details!

4. MORE Big Exciting Tour News: #KillerCrimeClub

Killer Crime Club Toronto Tour Date 2017

Not a YA reader? No problem! It was also announced this week that the Killer Crime Club is meeting in Toronto AND Calgary this fall! This Killer Crime Club tour will feature Gilly Macmillan (Odd Child Out), Rene Denfeld (Child Finder), and Mel McGrath (Give Me the Child)! (Cue this gif again!) Tour details can be found here.

5. And the next HCC First Look pick is…


You can tell HarperCollins Canada why you want to read Copycat by Alex Lake for the chance to become one of the first ten Canadian readers of this new psychological thriller! What are you waiting for? Enter here!

Favourite Photo of the Week:

Now THAT’S commitment! A reader recently took Mackenzi Lee‘s A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue on vacation and took the incredible photo above. Love! Do you have any cool book photos to share with us? Tweet them to us @SavvyReader or leave a link in the comments below!

Alright, Savvy Readers, that was a fun news roundup to start the long weekend, don’t you think? We hope you enjoy your extended reading this weekend and we’ll see you next week!


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