Hello, book lovers! In one corner of our global literary community, we have a scholar unearthing several voices that contributed to the works of Shakespeare. In another, we have libraries confronting a lawmaker’s campaign to bury hundreds of other voices as book-banning in Texas continues. A city in Florida has worked to preserve the memory of Zora Neale Hurston; a new podcast dives into the college years of award-winning author Donna Tartt; and Hank Phillippi Ryan offers her recommendations on holiday book gifts. So, without further ado, enjoy this mix of stories from the book world.

Shakespeare’s Many Female Editors Celebrated in New Book: Molly Yarn, an independent scholar, has identified over 60 women who have contributed to the Bard’s lasting legacy. — The Guardian

Pulitzer Prize Winners and Classics in the Line of Texas’ Current Book Banning Fire: Rep. Matt Krause’s campaign, which library officials in Texas describe as unprecedented, has resulted in one school district pulling 414 titles from shelves this week, many of which focus on marginalized groups. — The Atlantic

Readers Have Chosen! Here are the winners of this year’s Goodreads Choice Awards. (And if you missed BookTrib’s predictions last week, see how many our editors got right.) — Goodreads

Small Florida City Preserves Zora Neale Hurston’s Stomping Grounds: Named for her autobiography, Dust Tracks on an Open Road, Fort Pierce’s “Zora Neale Hurston Dust Tracks Heritage Trail” highlights eight locations relevant to the beloved author’s life. — Atlas Obscura

Book Gifts Galore! Award-winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan shares a few (or 30) of her book recommendations to help your holiday shopping. — BookTrib

Do Large Social Media Followings Determine Book Sales? Although publishers consider an author’s social following when deciding to buy a book, there is some skepticism about whether this piece of the puzzle can actually predict sales. — The New York Times

BookTok’s Dark Academia Subculture May Worship This New Podcast: Launched in September of this year, the podcast Once Upon a Time… at Bennington College focuses on Donna Tartt’s time at Bennington, which inspired her 1992 novel, The Secret History. — Bustle

11 New Books Perfect for Hollywood: Take a look at these great stories that would kill it on the big screen, including Tamron Hall’s heart-hammering thriller As the Wicked Watch. — The Hollywood Reporter

Indiana Jones Meets The Da Vinci Code in This Spectacular Adventure: The Curse of Cortés travels across Central America on an epic hunt for hidden treasure with enemies galore on the trail. Plus, enter to win a copy of this book here. — BookTrib

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