Bookspot of the Week: Buchhandlung Lüders

Bookspot of the Week: Buchhandlung Lüders

Book Culture

Welcome back to another Bookspot of the Week, where we connect with outstanding bookstores in order to share their businesses and satisfy your craving for bookstore gems. This week we spoke with Ragna Lüders, the owner of a bookstore in Germany whose shop won the Hamburg Bookstore Prize in 2016, as well as the German Bookstore Prize from 2017 to 2019: Buchhandlung Lüders. Let’s take a little trip to Hamburg and jump in on all the bookish buzz!     How did your bookstore transition from concept to reality? My father opened the bookstore almost sixty-five years ago so it …

George R.R Martin Faces Hugo Awards Controversy

George R.R Martin Faces Hugo Awards Controversy

Author of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series George R.R Martin recently hosted this year’s Hugo Awards, and some of the statements he made during the show have caused controversy. Among this years Hugo winners were H.P Lovecraft and John W. Campbell, the former who was a known white supremacist and the latter who was a vocal proponent of slavery, both of whom were awarded Retro Hugos for their respective contributions to the science fiction genre, and outside of simply bestowing upon them the awards, Martin spoke of Campbell’s work specifically, which troubled many, largely because of the …