Sure, Tik Tok is stuffed with dumb dance movies, senseless lip syncs and self-obsessed chatter, however because the platform grows in reputation, some attention-grabbing tendencies have emerged too. The “BookTok” subcommunity, all for books and literature, is rising abruptly, making studying cool whilst expanding gross sales for traditional titles. More youthful audiences are nerding out on outdated and new authors because of the publicity from writer movies that evaluate and speak about their paintings. L.A.’s Kevin T Norman, a well-liked LGBTQ+ ebook content material writer, is webhosting the primary large BookTok tournament at Barnes & Noble on Saturday. Collecting tokkers and tale enthusiasts for a query and resolution consultation and party of the written phrase, it marks a brand new bankruptcy for the ebook massive’s embracing of social media. On the Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., Sat., Jan. 8, 2 p.m. at Barnes and Noble; loose.