Last Week’s Top Reviews

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The God Code: The Secret of Our Past, the Promise of Our Future

The Book of Hidden Things

The Spinning Man

Before We Were Yours

Mother to Mother

From the Newsletters

Tip Sheet

Alastair Bonnett, author of Beyond the Map: Unruly Enclaves, Ghostly Places, Emerging Lands and Our Search for New Utopias, on 10 weird places around the world you’ve never heard of.

Children’s Bookshelf

Sky Pony Press laid off all four of its full-time children’s editors, amid a larger reorganization at Skyhorse Publishing.

BookLife Report

Smashwords CEO Mark Coker explores how passionate readers can make books go viral.

Global Rights Report

Among the books generating buzz at last week’s London Book Fair were a nonfiction title about the modern-day investigation into who betrayed Anne Frank and her family.


Week Ahead

PW senior writer Andrew Albanese reports from the floor of a busy London Book Fair.

More to Come

Calvin Reid talks with Ellen Lindner, creator of The Cranklet’s Chronicle: A Zine About Women and Baseball, and—in a separate interview done at the MoCCA Art Fest—Haan Lee, David Iseri, and Paul Lau, members of the comics artist collective Pie Club.

PW Radio

Erin Wathen discusses her new book, Resist and Persist: Faith and the Fight for Equality. And PW editorial director Jim Milliot introduces some fast-growing independent publishers.



One bookseller’s take on the difference between a novel’s hardcover and paperback jacket art.