Our latest Book Trailer of the Week is for Amor Towles’ stylish new novel A Gentleman in Moscow. Already a NY Times bestseller, the novel follows Count Alexander Rostov after a 1922 Bolshevik tribunal orders him to spend the rest of his life inside the luxury Metropol hotel for being an unrepentant aristocrat. Described by theSkimm as crossing The Grand Budapest Hotel and Eloise with all the Bond villains, A Gentleman in Moscow is Rules of Civility-author Towles at his best. Don’t miss it.
On April 21 Russians marked the second ever Biblionight, an event where libraries stay open all night and welcome patrons across the country. This article from last year reveals some highlights: actor readings, games, use of sleeping bags, literary walks, etc. Over 700 libraries participated this year. Galleries and bookstores joined in the festivities, too. (Logo above in Russian reads “Biblionoch.”)