- 2017 Apr 24
Reading the World
Meet the 13-year-old Pakistani girl on a mission to read a book from every country in the world, "as well as some extra territories."
Lexington, City of Literature?
The Kentucky city, known for its horses and bourbon, is seeking to become a designated city of literature by the United Nations.
- 2017 Apr 20
A Word to Define Book Hoarding
There is a term in Japanese that identifies people who buy more books than they can read in one lifetime: tsundoku.
Climate Change Meets Coloring Books
The latest trend in the adult coloring book craze is illustrated data about air pollution, rising sea levels, and more.
Three Small Books with Big Ideas
Check out these quick reads on hefty topics including tyranny, the First Amendment, and Wall Street.
- 2017 Apr 19
Vintage Book Propaganda Posters
A collection of 31 old posters that prove propaganda can be used for good, as long as it asks people to pick up a book.
- 2017 Apr 17
The Greatest Resurrections in Literature
From all-powerful wizards to lost lovers to talking lions, a roundup of the best literary characters who rose from the dead
- 2017 Apr 12
Poetry in the Courtroom
Poetry and judicial opinions do not often mix—but every once in a while, poetry is called for, and is used in court.
- 2017 Apr 06
The Judge Who Plagiarized
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch appears to have copied both the language and structure from other writers in his 2006 book.
- 2017 Apr 04
50 Immortal Literary Days
Today is April 4th, the day on which George Orwell’s '1984' famously begins. Here are 49 other literary days to mark on your calendars.
- 2017 Mar 30
How Nan Talese Beat the Boys Club
Charting the career and roller-coaster marriage of one half of the Talese power couple—just as her husband plans to write about it.
- 2017 Mar 28
Book On Boy In a Dress Banned
A North Carolina school district was planning to teach 'Jacob's New Dress' to first graders. Then the book was pulled from the curriculum.
- 2017 Mar 27
A Nobel Laureate Takes On Trump
'On the Royal Road: The Burgher King,' a play about President Trump written by Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek, will debut next week.
Lenin's Love of Literature
The father of the Soviet Union was also a Latin buff who adored Goethe and liked to compare his enemies to figures in novels.
- 2017 Mar 24
Political Book in Poster Form
A Yale scholar’s how-to guide for resisting authoritarianism is about to be released as a series of posters on London’s streets.
Hachette U.K.'s Future Bookshelf
Hachette UK has launched a new diversity initiative, a creative writing hub called The Future Bookshelf.
- 2017 Mar 17
Buffalo Bookstore Advocates for Literacy
Dog Ears Bookstore is hosting a public meeting in search of ideas for strengthening and promoting literacy in the region.
- 2017 Mar 16
New Poetry Editor at the New Yorker
Poet and scholar Kevin Young will succeed Paul Muldoon as poetry editor in November, the magazine announced Wednesday.
Advice on Writing a Business Book
This how-to on writing a book about your company provides steps for getting started, including finding an agent.
- 2017 Mar 15
13 Books on Health Care
Amid uncertainty over health care legislation, here is a reading list focused on the experience of getting sick and paying for getting sick.
- 2017 Mar 09
American Writers Museum to Open
A new home for celebrating American literary titans, titles and traditions takes root in Chicago.
- 2017 Mar 08
The Cloistered Books of Peru
A convent in the Andes is home to a treasure trove of rare, and possibly unique, early volumes.
Literature by Degree
A sort of guild system is starting to creep into place in literature thanks to writing programs—but who are the winners and losers in this game?
- 2017 Mar 07
Melania Trump Reads Seuss
Melania Trump read "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" to sick children.
- 2017 Mar 01
How to Block Trump Arts Cuts
With administration officials considering eliminating arts endowments, Republicans could be decisive in saving federal funds.
- 2017 Feb 28
Grindr’s New Poet-in-Residence
The gay dating app has appointed LGBT writer Max Wallis to be its first resident bard. 'I’m continuing what Byron started,' he says.
- 2017 Feb 27
Mailer vs. Feminism, At the Theater
Norman Mailer's snarling encounter with feminism at a celebrated debate at 1971 has been reinterpreted in a play, 'The Town Hall Affair.'
- 2017 Feb 24
Senators Defend NEH and NEA
A bipartisan group of senators is urging the president not to cut federal funding to the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities.
Poetry In the Detention Center
When Chinese immigrants were detained at Angel Island, in the San Francisco Bay, they wrote poetry on the walls.
A Literary Guide to the Oscars
The 89th Academy Awards will air this Sunday, and will once again prove that Hollywood would basically be irrelevant without books.
- 2017 Feb 15
Fictional Characters In Real Life
A fifth of readers report characters from novels cropping up in their daily lives, hearing their voices even after putting books aside.
- 2017 Feb 09
Sentenced to Read
A judge in Virginia has ordered teenagers who covered a historic school with offensive graffiti to study 35 titles including 'Native Son' and 'The Color Purple.'
- 2017 Feb 07
Introducing Reading Across America
A new bi-monthly column from Literary Hub will focus on highlighting community-based reading series.
- 2017 Feb 06
1950s Batman Comic Stresses Equality
"Don’t believe those crackpot lies about people who worship differently, or whose skin is of a different color," says the Caped Crusader.
- 2017 Feb 03
'1984' on the Great White Way
The Trump presidency has been a boon for dystopian novels, and now a pair of producers are hoping it will have the same effect on Broadway.
- 2017 Feb 02
'Sublevel' Launches Inaugural Issue
The lit mag's first issue was co-edited by Janice Lee and Maggie Nelson and features writing by Hilton Als, among others.
- 2017 Jan 31
Writers Plan Protests for AWP
On the afternoon of February 10, conference attendees will band together to lobby representatives on Capitol Hill.
- 2017 Jan 26
This is Golden
An illustrator creates a pretend "Alternative Facts" Little Golden Book cover.
Bookseller of the Year Award
We Need Diverse Books has established a Bookseller of the Year Award.
Donald Trump Is Collecting Blurbs
The Trump administration is selectively rounding up quotes to make mixed or even negative articles seem like rave reviews—just like book blurbs.
What We'd Lose With the NEA
To illustrate the vitality of the National Endowment for the Arts, artist Tega Brain created a website that gathers all the projects the agency funded in 2016.
- 2017 Jan 25
Conway's 'Alt. Facts' Make Orwell Sell
Comments by Trump’s adviser have been compared to the classic dystopian novel '1984,' which is currently an Amazon bestseller.
How Lisa Lucas Made the NBF Cool Again
The first woman and first black person to run the National Book Foundation, Lucas is vocal about inclusivity in publishing.
- 2017 Jan 24
White House Arts Petition Errors
A petition on WhiteHouse.org calling for the preservation of the NEA and NEH does not appear to be registering signatures.
Marching With Virginia Woolf
Participants in the Women's March carried signs with the words of writers including Audre Lorde, Virginia Woolf, Langston Hughes, and Jane Austen.
- 2017 Jan 19
Trump Prepares Cuts to NEA, NEH
Donald Trump is ready to eliminate the national endowments for the arts and humanities.
- 2017 Jan 13
Where to Put Your Books
Learn how to organize and display books in your home with these 25 clever ideas.
32 Books to Read in 2017
Check out a list of the most-anticipated books slated to publish this year, including 'The Idiot' by Elif Batuman.
- 2017 Jan 12
Where's Waldo Now?
Man in Waldo costume taunts police.
Russian Book Market Trends
A look at trends in Russian children's publishing.
Bookstores Are the New Bars
Seattle's new favorite place to drink is in the bookstore, where beer and wine bars keep popping up.
BK's New Harry Potter–Themed Pasta Joint
Take 2016's biggest dining trend and shake together with a giant scoop of Rowling, and you'll get an idea of what to expect at Pasta Wiz.
- 2017 Jan 11
Yiannopoulos: Provocateur or Punk?
How publishing houses weigh tricky ethical and commercial decisions like giving Milo Yiannopoulos a book deal.
- 2017 Jan 10
Borges Case Heads to Court
The author of 'The Fattened Aleph,' a lengthened version of Borges’s story 'The Aleph,' denies plagiarism charges as his court day looms in Argentina.
- 2017 Jan 09
Monica Crowley Accused of Plagiarism
The conservative author, who has been tapped by Trump for a national security role, plagiarized large sections of her 2012 book.
He Fixes the Cracked Spines of Books
Donald Vass has spent the last 26 years mending and tending to books for the King County Public Library system in the Seattle area.
- 2017 Jan 06
15 Books to Read This Month
Check out some of 2017's earliest offerings, such as Elliot Ackerman's new novel 'Dark at the Crossing.'
- 2017 Jan 05
Translating Children's Books to Latin
An article about the challenges of translating children's books into Latin.
Virginia Proposal Targets Books
A proposal in Virginia would require schools to send parents lists of teaching materials with "sexually explicit content."
'Captain Underpants' Coming Soon
An interview with Dav Pilkey on the upcoming film adaptation.
- 2017 Jan 04
The Great 2017 Books Preview, Part 1
In its annual preview of the most anticipated books of the year, 'The Millions' highlights works by Roxane Gay, Paul Auster, and more.
- 2016 Dec 15
How the 'NYT Book Review' Works
A few things you may not have known about how books are assigned, reviewed, and considered for the year-end lists of the paper of record.
'Wired' Launches Science Fiction Issue
The magazine launches its first fiction issue with a focus on sci-fi, "something that helps you let your own mind wander."
- 2016 Dec 12
The Tournament of Books Returns
'The Morning News' has announced the longlist for its annual March Madness–style event for books. Prepare your brackets!
- 2016 Dec 08
Book-Themed Travel Guides
Literary city guides, which map out for the bookish tourist the literary sites and history of cities around the world.
- 2016 Dec 01
The Mysterious Voynich Manuscript
We know that it was put together in the early fifteenth century—but no living person has ever, as far as we know, understood it.
- 2016 Nov 29
Librarian Brings Library to Kids
A Bronx librarian visits a homeless shelter with a suitcase full of books.
Anne Frank Poem Auctioned
A poem handwritten by Anne Frank has sold at auction.
Celebrities Collaborate On Book Project
Bon Iver, Tom Waits, Nick Offerman, Zach Galifianakis, Danny DeVito, and more to pen stories for an illustrated collection.
- 2016 Nov 28
Rowling Finds Some Comic Relief
A percentage of sales from J.K. Rowling’s 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' will go to the charity Comic Relief next year.
- 2016 Nov 23
The Unmasker of Elena Ferrante
Claudio Gatti, the reporter who (may have) revealed Elena Ferrante's presumed identity, has "no regrets" about his decision.
- 2016 Nov 22
CAA Hires Random House Exec
Kate Childs has joined Creative Artists Agency in a newly-created position within the agency’s books department.
New York's Book Bunker
Below Bryant Park lies a world-class repository of research materials in a climate-controlled book vault. And a little red railroad.
- 2016 Nov 21
Strand Co-Owner Sells Gramercy Townhouse
Nancy Bass, co-owner of the Strand Bookstore, has sold her 168-year-old Gramercy townhouse for $7.35 million.
- 2016 Nov 17
The Other NBA
How Lisa Lucas is bringing her best game to the literary world, and on the similarities between the literary NBA and the sporty one.
- 2016 Nov 15
Quidditch Premier League in U.K.
20,000 players of the fictional sport from the Harry Potter books play for teams such as the London Monarchs and the Yorkshire Roses.
Lisa Lucas Asks Kids to Read More
The head of the National Book Foundation is young, female and African-American, and she's hoping to make reading fun for the young.
- 2016 Nov 08
Authors Rally to Fight Cuts
U.K. authors join the fight to stop governmental cuts to cultural services.
- 2016 Nov 03
Happy Ending After Birthday No-Shows
Jeff Kinney is among those to reach out to a boy who had no one come to his birthday party.
- 2016 Nov 02
How Long Did That Book Take?
How long does it take to write a great book? There seems to be no definitive answer—but there's lots and lots of data.
Scholastic's Kid Election Coverage
Scholastic has been providing child-friendly election coverage to teachers and classrooms for nearly a century—but this year is different.
- 2016 Nov 01
Turkey Detains Editors and Writers
Turkish police detained the chief editor and at least 11 senior staff of Turkey's opposition newspaper on Monday.
A Game for the Well-Read
Electric Literature is crowdfunding a new card game, similar to Cards Against Humanity, that focuses on literature.
- 2016 Oct 31
Gay Characters Take Over YA Fiction
Once taboo, same-sex relationships have become a sensation in young adult fiction over the past seven years.
- 2016 Oct 26
HTMLGIANT Returns, Lit Hub Expands
A beloved old literary blog boots back up, and Literary Hub adds new editors including poet Tommy Pico.
- 2016 Oct 25
Trump, His Donors, and His Books
Last month, the presidential candidate apparently used donor money to pay for copies of his book, 'The Art of the Deal.'
- 2016 Oct 24
Carla Hayden Dismisses Maria Pallante
Maria Pallante has been removed as the U.S. Register of Copyrights by the new Librarian of Congress.
- 2016 Oct 17
The Cudgel of Free Speech
A new report by PEN America examines the growing perception among young people that “free speech” is a war cry used against them.
- 2016 Oct 13
Rob Spillman on Editing and More
Spillman compares book touring to being a roadie for his daughter’s band and shares his excitement at being part of the literary world.
- 2016 Oct 08
Karin Nyman on Her Mother
Karin Nyman writes about her mother, Astrid Lindgren.
- 2016 Oct 05
What's Yiddish for Email?
The first full-fledged English-to-Yiddish dictionary in 50 years is designed to carry Yiddish into the 21st century and maybe beyond.
- 2016 Sep 27
Closing the YA Diversity Gap
A new partnership will distribute multicultural books to low-income kids and give authors of color a boost.
- 2016 Sep 21
Carla Hayden Takes Charge
A profile of the new Librarian of Congress, now charged with managing the world's largest library.
- 2016 Sep 20
Ask the Publicists
Broadside PR and Literary Hub have launched a monthly advice column about book publicity.
National Translation Month
Celebrating translated literature and fostering artistic unity across linguistic boundaries throughout the month of September.
Tales from the Tomb
The British Library has excavated a collection of classic mummy stories, all highly readable.
- 2016 Sep 12
Pop-Ups for Bezos and Friends
Amazon is expanding its retail operation to 100 pop-up stores around the U.S.
- 2016 Sep 09
A Whole New Meaning for Book Bans
More than 30 Charleston Southern football players were banned from play after not buying books at a bookstore.
- 2016 Sep 08
We Read—Just Not Literature
Americans aren't reading less, they're just reading fewer poetry collections, plays, and literary novels.
Make Reading Fun Again
Lisa Lucas, the new director of the National Book Foundation, has a mission, and she'll even bug Uber drivers about books to complete it.