Constance Wu, Margaret Cho, Padma Lakshmi among celebs denouncing book ban in open letter
Several celebrities of Asian descent have signed an open letter to condemn the widespread book bans across school districts in the United St...
How her father’s cancer diagnosis led a Maryland teen to donate over 15,000 books to sick kids
Emily Bhatnagar has donated over 15,000 books to local hospitals since her father’s stage 4 thyroid cancer diagnosis in 2019.
After hearing ...
Haruki Murakami releases first novel in 6 years
Celebrated Japanese author Haruki Murakami recently released his first novel in six years.
On Thursday, “The City and Its Uncertain Wa...
John Cho’s debut novel ‘Troublemaker’ releases in paperback
Actor-turned-author John Cho’s bestselling debut novel “Troublemaker” is now available in paperback.
Cho’s middle grade book, which was orig...
Oli London tackles gender, identity struggles in new memoir ‘Detransition’
British influencer Oli London has announced the pre-release of his memoir, “Detransition,” on Friday.
London, 33, became known after undergo...
This Connecticut Barnes & Noble has an ARMY who is a real RM stan
A Barnes & Noble in Connecticut is celebrating BTS leader RM’s birthday with a collection of books.
The Waterbury bookstore curated bo...
A poisoned food critic, a viral violinist and a Chinese American assassin — 15 must-read AAPI books from 2021
Asian American writers published a range of works this year, featuring stories as diverse and complex as Asian America itself. Through short...
9-year-old girl runs lemonade stands to buy books with POC characters and authors for libraries
A 9-year-old elementary student in Provo, Utah is doing her part in preventing racism by making school libraries more inclusive.
Spark of ki...
Exclusive Excerpt: The Deadly ‘Pretty Boys’ Who Were Korea’s Warriors and Assassins
K-pop’s biggest male stars may be beauty gods but they’re hardly a new trend. While Korean pop stars may wear porcelain foundati...
‘Captain Underpants’ Book Pulled Off Shelves for ‘Passive Racism’ and Asian Stereotypes
A spin-off book of the highly successful Captain Underpants franchise will no longer be distributed due to its “passive racism” and Asian st...
‘Game of Thrones’ Producers Pick Up Chinese Author’s Hugo-Award Winning Sci-Fi Trilogy for Netflix
“Game of Thrones” producers are on board for a Netflix adaptation of the Hugo Award-winning Chinese science fiction trilogy “The Three-Body ...
‘Loveboat, Taipei’ Dives Into the Real-Life Cruise Where College Students Go to Hookup and Learn Chinese
When Abigail Hing Wen was sent to Taiwan for a six-week-long summer program to learn Mandarin and more about her heritage, she did not expec...
Woman Who Worked At Every Library in SF Reveals What She Learned
Alice Chan is living the life of a true bookworm surrounded by stacks and stacks of books each day.
Chan has been an employee of the San Fr...
Internet Goes Crazy Hunting Down Hunky ‘Hot Dude Reading’ on a Train
A bibliophile commuter in Singapore unknowingly sent social media ablaze after he was photographed and featured on the popular Instagram acc...
7 Stunningly Beautiful Bookstores Across Asia
Even though everybody and their grandmother seem to have a Kindle these days, good old print books refuse to die.
There’s something a...
20 Books That Had the Greatest Impact on Asians Growing Up
We asked our readers via Instagram (@nextshark) about Asian/Asian American books that had the greatest impact on them growing up. Here are 1...
Constance Wu Warns ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Sequel Could Take a While
“Crazy Rich Asians” star Constance Wu believes that the highly-anticipated sequel to Warner Bros.’ blockbuster movie will not be created any...
Einstein’s Travel Diaries Reveal His Shockingly Racist Views On Asians
Albert Einstein, whose name has become synonymous with “genius,” is universally revered not only for his intellectual achievemen...
Chinese President’s Bookshelf Reveals He’s Studying the World’s Next Game Changer
It has been a tradition for Chinese president Xi Jinping to address his citizens from inside his office at the beginning of the year, offeri...
China’s Version of ‘Game of Thrones’ Gets Translated For Western Readers
Beloved Chinese kung fu epic novel “She Diao Ying Xiong Zhuan” (often translated as “Legends of the Condor Heroes”) is set to ma...
China Just Unveiled The Most Futuristic Library Ever
China’s massive new library has such a sleek and futuristic design that it looks like it came straight out of the works of science fic...
Singaporean Author Lands Six-Figure Deals From U.S., U.K. Publishers for Her First Novel
A new author from Singapore has recently scored six-figure (local currency) deals for her debut novel.
London-based Rachel Heng, who only s...
Chinese Couple Discovers Their Epic Book Collection is Slowly Poisoning Them
A Chinese couple recently discovered that their beloved home book collection has been slowly poisoning them since last year.
5 Books From Asian Authors To Add To Your Summer Reading List
I’m the daughter of an English teacher. Her mother was an English teacher. Needless to say, we had a lot of books in our house, and re...
Heather Johnson Yu
The Japanese Have a Word For People Who Constantly Buy Books They Never Read
If you find yourself surrounded by books you’ve never read, and, by virtue of budget, are still planning to buy more, consider calling yours...
Charity Bookstore Keeps Getting Copies of ‘Fifty Shades’, Begs People to Stop Donating
One U.K. charity bookstore would really love it if people would stop donating their copies of “Fifty Shades of Grey”.
The erotica fictional ...
Man Reveals How Scam Artists Hack Amazon to Become ‘Best Selling’ Authors
Brent Underwood made headlines last month after uploading a photo of his foot to Amazon Books to prove how easy it is to become an Amazon “b...