- 2018 Jun 19
Junot Díaz Cleared In MIT Investigation
The school has cleared the author and professor, who has been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct, to teach this fall.
Writers, Champs of Procrastination
Nine stories from writers and students who went to especially great lengths in order to not write.
Édouard Louis's Books Are His Weapon
The French author uses literature as a weapon: “I write to shame the dominant class.”
‘Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs’ Today
Fifteen years later, why has a low culture manifesto about Billy Joel and the Celtics-Lakers rivalry resonated with so many people?
Markus Zusak Readies For the Road
The author, most famously of 'The Book Thief,' announces tour dates in advance of the publication of his new novel 'Bridge of Clay.'
North Carolina Loses a Bookstore
The Last Word in Charlotte, which has been open since 2010, has filed for bankruptcy.
Virginia Store to Move and Expand
Winchester Book Gallery in Winchester, Va., which has been open since 1972, is moving to a larger location this summer.
Conference Store is Rendezvous Spot
The bookstore at the annual Society for Human Resource Management conference is also a popular meeting place.
New Bookstore Opens in Newfoundland
The Connection, a new bookstore and coffee shop, has opened in Corner Brook, Newfoundland.
Maryland Bookstore is On the Move
Baltimore's cooperative bookstore Red Emma's, open since 2004, is moving to a larger space.
- 2018 Jun 18
Why We Don’t Read, Revisited
According to data from the Department of Labor, women read more than men, but time spent reading has declined steadily for both genders.
Men Reviewing Men
A male book critic asks why he was never asked to write about a female author—and takes a long look at why he went along with it.
John Dryden's Preposition Proposition
The "no ending a sentence with a preposition" rule can be sourced to the first English poet laureate in history.
The Serious Business of the Lit Party
Whether it's for building buzz or raising cash, one thing is certain: the publishing social circuit is good for more than just free booze.
All the Cool Books Are Wearing It
Is 2018 the year of big, blocky, sans-serif type treatments? Examining what may be the biggest book cover trend of the year.
Delaware to Lose a Long-Serving Store
Bookateria on Cleveland Avenue in Newark, Del., is closing after 44 years this month.
Georgia Store to Add Beds to Inventory
Book & Table in Valdosta, Ga., has applied to begin offering overnight accommodations to guests.
Vermont Loses a Children's Bookstore
Ollie’s Other Place, a book, toy, game, and gift store open since 2015 in Middlebury is closing.
America's Oldest Store Changes Hands
Residents of Bethlehem, Pa., have mixed emotions as Barnes & Noble takes over The Moravian Book Shop, founded in 1745.
North Carolina Stores Hand Cleans Books
The owners of Next Door Books, which just opened in Forest City, N.C., clean every book by hand before offering it for sale.
- 2018 Jun 15
Is Stan Lee's Guardian An Abuser?
A court has issued a temporary restraining order against a man who has claimed to be a caregiver for the Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.
'S–tty Media Men' List Maker Shops Book
Moira Donegan, the journalist who created the 'S–tty Media Men' list, is shopping a 'S–tty Media Men' book.
Oneworld in U.K. Postpones Díaz Book
Oneworld has postponed the publication of Junot Díaz's upcoming picture book, but will not cancel it in spite of sexual misconduct allegations.
The C4F First Novel Prize Longlist 2018
The Center for Fiction has released the longlist for its First Novel Prize, which includes novels by Tommy Orange, Melissa Broder, and more.
Carmen Maria Machado Heads to TV
The author's debut collection, 'Her Body and Other Parties,' is in development as a 'Black Mirror'–esque anthology series.
- 2018 Jun 14
International Dublin Literary Award 2018
Mike McCormack has taken home the €100,000 prize with his one-sentence novel, 'Solar Bones.'
Book Exchange Employees Quit En Masse
Eight employees at the Montana bookstore have quit in the last two weeks following "inappropriate handling" of harassment complaints.
Marlon James's 'Game of Thrones'
New details of Marlon James' George R.R. Martin–tinged epic fantasy series have been announced.
A Look At the New York Society Library
Founded in 1754, the Manhattan library calls itself the oldest cultural institution in New York City. Yet it remains overlooked.
The Book Biz's 'Gossip Girl'
The line between 'Younger'—a glossy, winking take on writers and editors—and the actual book world feels pleasurably blurry.
Moviemaker Mines Vancouver Bookstore
Guillermo del Toro took to Twitter to brag about several piles of books he bought at MacLeod’s Books this week.
Oregonians Look Forward to Kinokuniya
The Japanese bookstore chain is opening a new location in a historic building in Willamette.
Equal Justice Initiative's Alabama Store
The Equal Justice Initiative opened a new bookstore on Wednesday in Montgomery.
Chicago Charity Bookstore Does Good
Turning the Page, the used bookstore in Chicago, donates its profits to local students in need.
How B&N College Stores Thrive in Summer
Lisa Malat, CMO of Barnes and Noble College stores, discusses how the chain is already looking toward "back-to-school."
- 2018 Jun 13
Shriver Dropped As Judge
Lionel Shriver has been dropped from the judging panel for a writing competition run by magazine 'Mslexia' over her comments on diversity.
Bourdain Sales Get In Memoriam Boost
The late chef and author's 'Kitchen Confidential' is topping charts and selling out across the country.
Blumhouse Adapts James McBride
Jason Blum's TV division is developing a limited series based on McBride's NBA-winning 'The Good Lord Bird,' with Ethan Hawke set to star.
The Case of the Missing Joyce Scholar
Two decades ago, a renowned professor promised to produce a flawless version of 'Ulysses.' Then he disappeared.
Writers and Editors Making Waves
A roundup of ten authors, novelists, editors, and essayists who are changing the national conversation right now.
- 2018 Jun 12
Steve Scalise Gets a Book Deal
The congressman, who was shot and nearly killed during a congressional baseball practice last year, has a memoir coming this fall.
UPs Mull Killing Harassers' Contracts
A scholarly publishing organization is considering the issue amid calls to do more about those who mistreat students and colleagues.
Remembering Bourdain With Writing
Rounding up what to read to celebrate the life of the late writer, explorer, and eater Anthony Bourdain
Odd Is the New Normal for Sayaka Murata
The novelist's 'Convenience Store Woman,' following a defiantly oddball 36-year-old woman, releases this month in the U.S.
Lost Literature of the Midwest
A small press is reviving forgotten—but newly relevant—writing about a complex region and its people.
- 2018 Jun 11
Wolff Remains Fiery, Furious
Michael Wolff is planning a sequel to 'Fire and Fury,' his tell-all book about President Trump's early months in office.
Ira Berlin Dies at 77
The historian, whose research and books helped reveal the complexities of American slavery and its aftermath, died on Tuesday in Washington.
Waterstone, Ishiguro Knighted
Waterstones founder Tim Waterstone and Nobel Prize–winning author Kazuo Ishiguro have been knighted in the U.K.
Chance Carter Goes Down
A notorious Kindle Unlimited abuser has been booted from the bookstore after scamming users.
Bill Gates's Gift to Graduates
The Microsoft mogul is presenting all 4 million students passing out of college this year with a free download of Hans Rosling's 'Factfulness.'
- 2018 Jun 08
CNN Eulogizes Anthony Bourdain
In its obiturary, CNN called the chef, entertainer, and author "a gifted storyteller and writer who took CNN viewers around the world."
A New Press For Old Books
In the digital age. Seriously. The Chicago Review of Books Press is a new small imprint dedicated to reviving the city's forgotten classics.
Tommy Orange's Burden
The author of 'There There' says he feels a 'burden to set the record straight' on Native American history.
Gillian Flynn's Fury
The author of 'Sharp Objects,' a book that has recently been adapted for HBO, on writing a story about how women handle anger.
The Literary History of Skincare
From Ovid's Medea to Snow White's wicked stepmother to Bulgakov's Margarita, literature is flush with characters who care about skin.
Rhode Island Gets a New Bookstore
Kiddos, a new children's book and toy store, is opening in Cumberland, R.I., this weekend.
N.J. Geeks Get a New Comic Book Store
The Geekery is a new comic book store opening on Main Street in Matawan, N.J., this month.
Famous Feminist Bookstore to Close
Feminist bookstore In Other Words in Portland, Ore., made famous by the television show Portlandia, is closing.
New North Carolina Store Ready to Open
Adventure Bound Books, a new store in Morgantown, N.C., is hosting a pre-opening this Saturday.
- 2018 Jun 07
Ferlinghetti Pens Novel at 99
“It’s not a memoir, it’s an imaginary me,” said the poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti of his novel, which Doubleday will publish next spring.
Kamila Shamsie Wins Women's Prize
'Home Fire,' which reworks Sophocles's 'Antigone' to tell the story of a British family caught up by Isis, takes home the £30,000 award for fiction.
Deneen Joins Assemble
Assemble Media has brought on Macmillan Entertainment executive editor Brendan Deneen to serve as its president of literary and IP development.
Radcliffe Returns In Broadway Adaptation
Daniel Radcliffe will appear in the world premiere of the stage adaptation of 'The Lifespan of a Fact.'
Meet Tommy Orange
An interview with the author of the year's most galvanizing debut novel, 'There There.'
- 2018 Jun 06
Oprah's Next Book Club Pick
The new memoir by Anthony Ray Hinton, wrongly imprisoned for nearly 30 years, has been tapped by Oprah for her book club.
Philip Roth's Sidewalk Bookseller Friend
The story of an unlikely friendship between a titan of American letters and a New York sidewalk book monger.
James Wood on James Wood...Sort Of
What would Wood, the rigorous literary critic, make of Wood, the sophomore novelist?
Cumberbatch's Patrick Melrose Method
How Benedict Cumberbatch climbed inside his favorite antihero for his harrowing role as an addict in the Showtime limited series.
James Salter's 'Blue, Indolent' Burgundy
A visit to sleepy Autun—the setting for Salter's 'A Sport and a Pastime'—reveals a place as vivid and elusive as it is in the novel.
Iowa's Iconic Prairie Lights Turns Forty
Prairie Lights bookstore in Iowa City is celebrating its fortieth anniversary.
New York Art Foundation to Add Store
The Dia Art Foundation is including a bookstore in its expansion plans in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City.
A Store for the Blind Focuses on Tech
A bookstore in Kunming City in Southwest China’s Yunan Province is helping the blind become more comfortable with technology.
- 2018 Jun 05
Winnie-the-Pooh Map to Be Sold
An original sketch of the Hundred Acre Wood is going to auction.
Lambda Literary Awards
The organization has announced the winners of the 30th Annual Lambda Literary Awards.
'Mortal Engines' Firsts
The first photos and trailer for the "Mortal Engines" film have been released.
Rowling to Write Again for Kids
J.K. Rowling is planning to write another book for kids.
Changes Come to iBooks
The iBooks reading app has been renamed Apple Books in the iOS 12, and is also getting a complete redesign.
73 Books for Summer
The 'New York Times' releases its summer reading list.
Clinton/Patterson Tour Starts Poorly
Publication day for debut novelist Bill Clinton hasn’t exactly been a celebratory occasion. Instead, he is being grilled on his past.
Michiko Kakutani Turns the Tables
The former book critic for the 'New York Times' explains why she decided to become an author in the Trump era.
Truth, Lies, and Literature
The world can perhaps best be explained in terms of conflicting and often incompatible narratives, writes Salman Rushdie.
Vladimir Nabokov Taught Me Feminism
What one writer gained from finding out that her favorite writer wasn’t the man she thought he was.
New York Village to Get a New Store
Split Rock Books on Main Street in Cold Spring, N.Y., is opening shortly.
Shanghai Gets an Impressive New Store
Sinan Books is the latest awe-inspiring new bookstore to open in China.
Cleveland's New Hipster Bookstore Cafe
Cleveland's Coffee Coffee Coffee offers a curated selection of indie press books for sale alongside bikes and, yes, coffee.
Ohio Bookstore is Saying Goodbye
Village Bookshop in Columbus begins its final run before closing this month.
New York Resort Bookseller's Daily Grind
Dawn Hedberg, owner of Black Cat Books on Shelter Island, which has been open 22 years, discusses her day-to-day work.
- 2018 Jun 04
A Love-Hate Relationship
Tweets from parents about kids' books.
New Queer YA
A look at new YA novels with queer characters.
Three Publishing Giants' Favorite Books
Markus Dohle, Carolyn Reidy, and John Sargent name the books they're most proud to have published.
Brick-and-Mortar Questions Remain
Book retailing woes undercut excitement over Clinton and Obama titles as Barnes & Noble’s struggles contrast with an uptick in unit sales.
Marian Keyes Attacks Wodehouse Prize
The novelist has accused the comic fiction prize, which has only gone to a woman three times in 18 years, of "sexist imbalance."
I, Sy: Seymour Hersh’s Memoir
'Reporter,' a 355-page memoir by the Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative journalist, will be released on Tuesday.
Building a Home Library
A librarian's top five tips to help you turn that book collection of yours into a bona fide athenaeum.
Michigan Gets a New Indie Bookstore
Bay Books, an independent bookstore, opened in Sutton's Bay at the end of May.
Baltimore Bookstore to Move Again
Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse in Baltimore is moving to a new location for the second time in five years.
Ohio to Lose a Bookstore
The Village Bookshop in Columbus is closing this summer after fifty years in business.
Edinburgh Boasts Good Bookstores
The 'Edinburgh Reporter' lists the ten best bookshops in the Scottish capital.
- 2018 Jun 01
Bibliomaniacs in Battersea
Visiting the annual Antiquarian Booksellers Association Rare Books Fair in the company of Sir David Attenborough.
A Multi-Million-Dollar Bird Book
The amazing story behind James John Audubon's 'The Birds of America,' which is currently worth an estimated $8-12 million.