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Summer Reading 2021: Book Culture LIC

It's finally here, our favorite time of the year: summer reading season! There's just something about the warm weather that gets us excited to get lost in a good book, whether it's a classic that we're revisiting (or finally getting to!) or that new book we've been hearing so much about. Here, then, are some of the books we're looking forward to reading this summer.

Featured Artist: Yuko Shimizu

Celebrated illustrator, Yuko Shimizu, has graciously offered to autograph her work on the totes and books purchased through Book Culture!

YUKO SHIMIZU (清水裕子) is a multi-award-winning Japanese illustrator based in New York City.  Yuko is an instructor at The School of Visual Arts and has almost 20 years of experience illustrating.

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Earth Day 2021!


Though any day is a good day to read up on how we can better our relationship to the planet we inhabit, Earth Day is a particularly good day to do so! Here we've compiled a basic list of links to organizations that provide information for anyone seeking out a way to give back to nature. Another way to read up on our planet would be to stop into any of our stores today and pick up these titles! Happy Earth Day 2021!


2021 Young Lions Fiction Award Finalists


We're excited to share that the The New York Public Library today announced the finalists for the annual Young Lions Fiction Award! The literary prize, now in its twentieth year, recognizes the best new work of fiction written by an American author under 35. This year's finalists are listed below. All descriptions are provided by the publishers.



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