- 2013 Jun 11
23 YA Summer Reads
A list of 23 YA books for summer reading.
39 Great Read-Alouds
A list of 39 books for reading aloud to children.
- 2013 Jun 07
Tegan & Sara Book Recommendations
Including By Blood and Leaving the Atocha Station.
Bible Tops 50 Shades
A new translation of the Bible has topped the bestseller list in Norway, one of Europe’s least religious countries.
- 2013 Jun 03
Online Demand for Rare Books Grows
Prices of the rarest books are rising as the Internet drives the trade off dusty shelves and into the digital age.
- 2013 May 29
What 'New Yorker' Staffers are Reading
Including Anna Karenina.
'Miss Peregrine's Home' Sequel
An excerpt from Ransom Riggs's Hollow City.
- 2013 May 28
Where is Happiness in Fiction?
"People are rarely content in English novels of the last century – except, it seems, when pigs are involved."
2013's "Gone Girl'?
Salon selects some candidates.
- 2013 May 21
'And the Mountains Echoed' Review
From NY Times.
- 2013 May 17
End of Genre Wars?
How long before Stephen King is regarded as literary alongside writers such as John Le Carré?
- 2013 May 16
J.K. Rowling's Spreadsheet
For Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Taylor Cover and Title Reveal
The reveal of the third title in Laini Taylor's 'Daughter of Smoke and Bone' series.
An in-depth look at Rebecca Stead's When You Reach Me and the influence of A Wrinkle in Time.
- 2013 May 14
'As I Lay Dying' Trailer
Franco adapts Faulkner.
Restyling the Classics
Don't judge a new cover by the old book.
Going Straight to Softcover
"I've always thought that 'straight to paperback' was roughly the equivalent of "straight to video" in the movie business."
Children's Books in Translation
The state of children's books in translation.
- 2013 May 07
Why Gatsby Took So Long to be a Classic
"In 1940, before dying of a massive heart attack in a Hollywood apartment at the age of 44, Fitzgerald earned a grand total of $13.13 in royalties."
- 2013 May 06
'Sun' Writer Wins Canadian Lit Prize
Shelley Fralic, at the Vancouver Sun, took home the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award.
- 2013 May 01
1,400 Stolen Rare Books Returned
A collection of about 1,400 rare books, including an early edition of Shakespeare’s “Henry IV, Part 2” and an illustrated account of the first expeditions to America, has been returned to Lambeth Palace in London after it was stolen almost 40 years ago.
- 2013 Apr 30
NYTBR's Retirement Plan
Guardian: The Book Review was once American literary culture's holy of holies, but neither books nor criticism count for much any more.
HC's Cuomo Book
HarperCollins is backing away from plans to publish a biography of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo by one of New York’s best-known political journalists, and instead has agreed to publish a memoir by the governor.
- 2013 Apr 29
How 'Life of Pi' Anticipated 9/11
Salon: Published the same month as the attacks, Yann Martel's novel offers a prescription for life post-catastrophe.
A 2-Year-Old Judges Books by Cover
“It’s about eating lunch. They eat salad and cake. All they do is eat.” (The Corrections)
- 2013 Apr 18
Not (Yet) Coming to a Theater Near You
Ten children's books that have not yet been made into movies.
Return to Oz
A look at L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Veronica Roth reveals the title of the last book in the Divergent series.
- 2013 Apr 16
'Underpants' Tops Challenged List
The Captain Underpants series tops the ALA's challenged books list.
New Meme: Quidditching
Get your broomstick.
- 2013 Apr 15
'Salinger' Documentary Due in September
To tie-in with the biography published by S&S.
'Fifty Shades' On Challenged Books List
"Here's a list Fifty Shades of Grey was destined to make: The books most likely to be removed from school and library shelves."
- 2013 Apr 12
Publisher Gets jail for Book Fraud Case
A Manchester man who was accused of defrauding at least 20 people of about $200,000, was sentenced to serve six months in prison.
The Rise Of The Venezuelan Novel
"Over and over again as I worked on this article, I stumped editors and translators with a simple question: Who are Venezuela's best novelists?"
- 2013 Apr 11
What the Heck Does a Book Cost?
Get ready for some math.
- 2013 Apr 10
'Guardian' On Self-Publishing
The British paper offers 10 ways self-publishing has changed the business.
- 2013 Apr 09
25 Essential Children's Books
In celebration of the 70th anniversary of The Little Prince, a round-up of must-read children's books.
Thatcher Sparks Publishing Flurry
Two biographies planned this month.
Mary Roach Explains Passing Gas
"Our most embarrassing bodily function has scientists — and big business — obsessed."
- 2013 Apr 08
Dogs in Publishing
If kittens rule the Internet, why do puppies reign in print?
- 2013 Apr 05
'Infinite Jest' on 'Parks & Recreation'
Check out all the references from last night's episode.
- 2013 Apr 04
Authors Jumping Ahead of Themselves
Advice for writers to not promote app before the book.
A Mark Twain Children's Book
Mark Twain's Advice to Little Girls published in the U.S. by Enchanted Lion.
Sylvia Plath's Little-Known Picture Book
Sylvia Plath wrote a picture book called The It-Doesn't Matter Suit.
- 2013 Apr 02
A Big Reveal
A cover and title reveal for the second title in Chris Colfer's Land of Stories series.
- 2013 Mar 29
Sneaky Author Tricks
It was all a dream!
- 2013 Mar 21
Young Author's Career Gets a 'Kick'
An 11-year-old reaches Kickstarter goal for her picture book, The Clown that Lost His Funny.
New Art for 'Oz'
A new edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz features original artwork by Michael Sieben.
Books Becoming Less Emotional?
Using a special algorithm that identifies the emotional content of certain words and sentence structures, a team of British researchers discovered that, throughout the 20th century, books employed less and less emotional language.
Books Aren't Dead Yet
Salon: "Self-publishing fans and the tech-obsessed keep getting it wrong: Big authors want to be in print -- and bookstores."
- 2013 Mar 20
Bobby Orr Memoir Cover Reveal
Set to publish in October from G.P. Putnam's Sons.
Books You Shouldn't Read
According to Jimmy Fallon.
- 2013 Mar 19
Defending War-Themed Children's Books
A defense of Jeannette Winter's The Librarian of Basra: A True Story From Iraq.
'Persepolis' Sees Sales Spike
Amid its controversy.
What Makes 'Gone Girl' So Popular?
Guardian: "A tale of marital meltdown has Hollywood hot under the collar and is up for its first literary award – and deservedly so."
- 2013 Mar 14
Cover Reveal: Two Boys Kissing
Cover reveal for David Levithan's Two Boys Kissing.
HuffPost Book Club Picks 'Stars'
The Huffington Post's first 2013 Book Club selection is John Green's The Fault in Our Stars.
- 2013 Mar 12
Underland Chronicles New Look
A cover reveal for repackaged edition of The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins.
Book cover reveal for Kami Garcia's Unbreakable.
Carnegie and Greenaway Shortlists
The shortlists for the Carnegie and Greenaway Medals have been announced.
- 2013 Mar 05
Apple Rejects Vintage Gay Graphics Book
The book in question is Lust Unearthed by university professor Thomas Waugh (first published in print in 2004). The 320-page book features over 200 images from the private collection of Hollywood costume and set designer Ambrose DuBek.
- 2013 Feb 26
New Pynchon Book Set in NYC
"Bleeding Edge", due in September, takes place in the city's failing 'Silicon Alley.'
- 2013 Feb 25
Asperger's Bestseller Earns Huge Advance
International publishers and movie producers rush to sign up Graeme Simsion's "The Rosie Project."
Anti-Feminism in YA Romances?
"Teenage girls are being told that romantic desirability is the proof of, and the reward for, individual worth."
Designer Told to Make Covers Worse
Inside the Penguin Popular Classics story.
- 2013 Feb 05
Sendak's Final Book
On the late Maurice Sendak's My Brother's Book.
- 2013 Jan 25
Mila Kunis and 50 Shades
The latest rumors.
- 2013 Jan 24
A Girl and Her Squirrel
A peek at Kate DiCamillo's Flora and Ulysses.
Huge Book Mural
Take a look at the impressive art in Pittsboro, N.C.
- 2013 Jan 18
Publishers Cash in on Heavenly Journeys
Inside the recent book trend.
Biden Gets Onion Autobio
Whether he wants it or not.
- 2013 Jan 17
The Beginning of Modernism
Joseph Conrad and Sigmund Freud's 1899 books signaled the first stirrings of a literary sea change.
- 2013 Jan 16
Hitchens Faces Posthumous 'Prosecution'
'Unhitched' by Richard Seymour is highly critical of left-wing firebrand who became George W Bush's 'amanuensis.'
- 2013 Jan 15
Your Life In Six Words Only
A collection of illustrated six-word student memoirs from TEDbooks.
Captain Underpants Returns
Readers and Dav Pilkey himself on the Captain Underpants series.
YA Does History
A roundup of historically themed YA books from over the years.
Challenged Palacco Book Back on Shelves
Patricia Palacco's In Our Mothers' House is returned to Utah school library shelves following an ACLU lawsuit.
- 2013 Jan 11
The 50 Shades Biography That Wasn't
A tiny Yorkshire publishing house made waves when it announced plans to print a 'biography' of Christian Grey. Then came the scary threats from some bigshot lawyers.
A Literary Tour of Historical Y.A.
From Ancient Egypt to the 80s.
- 2013 Jan 10
Lousy Book Covers
A Tumblr that looks at books like "Spending Christmas with a Yeti."
- 2013 Jan 08
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Who, Puffin will release a book of 11 short stories by prominent children's book authors.
- 2013 Jan 03
An Argument for Reading Fewer Books
"What is so bizarre about my little obsession: I’m competing with no one."
2013 Sci-Fi Predictions
Mainstream recognition, acknowledgement of the genius of M John Harrison and a rekindled fascination with the final frontier.
- 2013 Jan 02
Why Tween Boys Love Les Miz
Because Jean Valjean is a superhero.
- 2012 Dec 28
5 Ways to Organize Your Reading Piles
Including spreadsheets and Pinterest.
'Gone Girl' is Most Reviewed of 2012
A handy Goodreads graphic.
- 2012 Dec 05
'In Cold Blood' Murderers Strike Again?
Police think crime similar to the one made famous in Truman Capote's novel may have been committed by the same duo.
- 2012 Nov 27
Graphic story offers chance to explore the "fun, crazy" plot choices Shakespeare rejected.
- 2012 Nov 20
Books that Still Torture Readers
These are the books that refuse closure.
- 2012 Nov 19
Bestselling Sci-Fi Books Ever
- 2012 Nov 16
Pippa's 'Celebrate' Languishes
Bloomberg Businessweek takes on the disappointing sales of the new entertaining book by Pippa Middleton.
- 2012 Nov 12
50 Shades of Divorce
Wife "inspired" by erotic book says husband failed to meet her expectations.
- 2012 Nov 07
Is Horror Dying?
"The status of the crime and SF genres is being raised by great modern writers. Why hasn't horror received the same treatment?"
- 2012 Nov 06
Criminals Are the New Vampires
In YA fiction.
- 2012 Oct 29
War & Peace as Electro-Pop Opera
"Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812" is based on a section from Tolstoy's epic.
- 2012 Oct 26
7 Scary Halloween Books
Including "It" and "The Historian."
- 2012 Oct 25
Denny's Debuts Hobbit Menu
Including the "Gandalf Gobble Melt."
Worst Typos Ever
A new book goes through the worst of the worst. Here are a few.
- 2012 Oct 24
The Top 10 Reading Bars in NYC
Including Beekman Bar & Books and Bruckner Bar & Grill.
'Spider-Man' Co-Writer Gets Book Deal
Glen Berger is working on a book about the Broadway musical's stunt accidents and how it was made.