June 2021 LibraryReads, Indie Next Picks, and Bestsellers

| By Thorndike Press Staff | Every month, LibraryReads shares the top ten books that librarians across the country love; the monthly Indie Next List compiles recommendations from knowledgeable U.S. independent booksellers. Many New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestsellers and bestselling authors are also releasing in large print this month. Thorndike Press is happy to share that the following … Read more

March 2022 LibraryReads, Indie Next Picks, and Bestsellers

| By Thorndike Press Staff | Every month, LibraryReads [https://libraryreads.org/] shares the top 10 books that librarians across the country love. The monthly Indie Next list [https://www.indiebound.org/indie-next-list] compiles recommendations from knowledgeable U.S. independent booksellers. Many New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestsellers and bestselling authors are also releasing in large print this month. Thorndike Press is happy to share that the … Read more

February 2022 LibraryReads, Indie Next Picks, and Bestsellers

Every month, LibraryReads shares the top 10 books that librarians across the country love. The monthly Indie Next list compiles recommendations from knowledgeable U.S. independent booksellers. Many New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestsellers and bestselling authors are also releasing in large print this month. Thorndike Press is happy to share that the following titles are available in large print—an equitable … Read more

November LibraryReads, Indie Next Picks, and Bestsellers

| By Thorndike Press Staff | Every month, LibraryReads shares the top 10 books that librarians across the country love. The monthly Indie Next list compiles recommendations from knowledgeable U.S. independent booksellers. Many New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestsellers and bestselling authors are also releasing in large print this month. Thorndike Press is happy to share that the following titles … Read more

October 2021 LibraryReads, Indie Next Picks, and Bestsellers

| Thorndike Press Staff | Every month, LibraryReads shares the top 10 books that librarians across the country love. The monthly Indie Next list compiles recommendations from knowledgeable U.S. independent booksellers. Many New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestsellers and bestselling authors are also released in large print. Thorndike Press is happy to share that the following titles are available in … Read more

August 2021 LibraryReads, Indie Next Picks, and Bestsellers

| By Thorndike Press Staff | Every month, LibraryReads shares the top 10 books that librarians across the country love, and the monthly Indie Next List compile recommendations from knowledgeable U.S. independent booksellers. Thorndike Press is happy to share that the following titles are available in large print—a format that can be enjoyed by all readers: August 2021 LibraryReads … Read more

June 2021 LibraryReads, Indie Next Picks, and Bestsellers

| By Thorndike Staff | Every month, LibraryReads shares the top ten books that librarians across the country love; the monthly Indie Next List compiles recommendations from knowledgeable U.S. independent booksellers. Many New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestsellers and bestselling authors are also releasing in large print this month. Thorndike Press is happy to share that the following titles are … Read more

May 2021 LibraryReads, Indie Next Picks, and Bestsellers

| Thorndike Press Staff | Every month, LibraryReads shares the top ten books that librarians across the country love; the monthly Indie Next List compiles recommendations from knowledgeable U.S. independent booksellers. Many New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestsellers and bestselling authors are also releasing in large print this month. Thorndike Press is happy to share that the following titles are available … Read more

Increasing Standing Orders Plan Options

| By Thorndike Staff | Greet Customers Curbside or at Your Counter with New Plans Thorndike Press adjusted their publishing plans and placed many standing order plans on pause in May in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Now, with libraries across the country carefully reopening their doors and/or offering curbside service, we’re excited to welcome … Read more

A New Series on Literature and Film Adaptation

| By Elizabeth Ferguson |

In today’s rush to produce more and more content for the silver screen, there is no shortage of cinematic adaptations of literary works. This concept and process is not new, however—directors and screenwriters have long been retelling beloved classics in feature-film format. Take, for example, Francis Ford Coppola’s adaptation of Dracula. Or François Truffaut’s take on Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and James Whale’s version of Frankenstein. Even current works, such as the Harry Potter and Hunger Games series, have found immense success in the film world. Books to Film: Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Works, a new annual series offered on Gale’s GVRL eBook platform, explores the vast world of film adaptation. Entries discuss basic plot summaries of featured books and films; examine critical reaction to each adaptation at the time of their respective releases; provide biographical information on authors, directors, and screenwriters; and explore the process by which the book is transformed into a film. Adaptations covered range “from the silent period (1895–1927) through to contemporary cinema, from studios major and minor as well as independents, from Hollywood and around the globe” as Editor in Chief Barry Keith Grant writes in his introduction to Volume 1. Literary works covered include fiction and nonfiction, canonical works and bestsellers, classic and contemporary works, and long and short writing.

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