- 2018 Sep 20
Ian Buruma Resigns from 'NYRB'
The editor of the 'New York Review of Books' has stepped down amid uproar over a #MeToo essay penned by an alleged abuser.
Amazon Eyeing 3K Cashierless Stores
The e-tailer is considering opening 3,000 new AmazonGo cashierless stores by 2021.
Trump Powers Boom Time for Publishers
President Donald Trump may not be much of a reader, but he’s been a gift to the book business.
A 'Tattooist of Auschwitz' Adaptation
Heather Morris's book 'The Tattooist of Auschwitz' is set to be turned into a "high-end" international drama series.
The Most Unread Book Ever Acclaimed
Are the caveat lectors surrounding Margurite Young’s 'Miss MacIntosh, My Darling,' a 1198-page novel from 1965, fair to the book?
Boston Area Indie Turns Twenty
Newtonville Books, in suburban Boston, turns twenty this September, and celebrations are in the works.
- 2018 Sep 19
New York Media Ups Books Coverage
The company is reimagining and tripling its books coverage across its network, with Boris Kachka in the new role of books editor.
There's Power in a Paywall
Why paywalls mean for-profit academic publishers are laughing all the way to the bank.
BKBF Tote Bag Power Rankings
The Brooklyn Book Festival's totebag presence grows year by year. But which one was the best this time?
Reading to Escape Depression
"What I wanted from Barthes," Brian Dillon writes, "was a passage out of the dismal place in which I found myself in my teens."
A Look at Liana Finck
In a new graphic memoir, the Instagram-famous cartoonist traces her own origin story.
Missouri Gets a New Bookstore
Pagination Bookshop has opened in Springfield, Mo. It sells new and used books.
Asheville Store Needle Exchange Slammed
Firestorm Books & Coffee in Asheville, N.C., offers a syringe exchange for addicts—but is under pressure to stop.
Photographer Documents Indie Stores
Photographer Frank Bohbot has been documenting independent booksellers around New York over the last year.
- 2018 Sep 18
Bertelsmann Buys OnCourse Learning
The German publishing group Bertelsmann bought the U.S. online education provider in a deal worth around $500 million.
Comic Books for Evacuees
The Golden Age Comics, New Krypton Comics, and Comics Exchange have teamed up to offer free comics to children from the Carolinas.
How Asia Feels About 'Crazy Rich Asians'
Audience responses from China, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines show a mixed response to the film.
When Hansberry Met Baldwin
James Baldwin and Lorraine Hansberry’s deep, years-long intellectual partnership went beyond their shared identity as queer black writers.
Ian McEwan's Thoughts on Adaptations
The author discusses adapting his own novels and the kinds of script notes that drive him "mad."
Spanish-language Store Pops-up in Alaska
A mobile Spanish-language pop-up bookstore, Librería Donceles, has opened in Anchorage, Alaska.
Tennessee Store Adds Space
Downtown Knoxville's Union Avenue Books, open since 2011, will double in size.
Organic Forms Featured at Chinese Store
The architecture of the Harbook bookstore Hangzhou, China, echos the local nature, popular with tourists.
Pennsylvania Store Embraces Online Sales
The owner of Firefly bookstore in Kutztown, Pa., says internet sales augment his bricks-and-mortar business.
- 2018 Sep 17
Murakami Withdraws From Alt-Nobel
The novelist had been shortlisted for a Swedish award running in place of scandal-hit honor, but has declined his nomination.
French Bookshops Decry Prizewinner
Booksellers in France are revolting against the prestigious Prix Renaudot longlist, which includes a novel distributed only by Amazon.
A Suburban Library in Pa. Matters
After two years and $7.1 million in renovations, the Radnor Memorial Library near Philadelphia is proof that suburban libraries are still vital.
The 'NYRB'–Ghomeshi Controversy
Why the 'New York Review of Books' published a controversial essay by Jian Ghomeshi, who was accused of sexual and physical assault in 2014.
Bookstores Find Creative Ways to Thrive
In the age of Amazon, independent booksellers are using unorthodox methods of staying open and prosperous.
- 2018 Sep 14
Church of England Keeps Amazon Shares
Despite recent criticism, the Church will stay on as an Amazon shareholder in order to effectively seek changes to tax issues.
Why U.S. Publishers Change Book Titles
The reason so many books have had their titles changed in America is most often a strategic localization, a new report says.
The Books that Flood Used Bookstores
Booksellers lament drowning in certain once-hot titles, including Hillary Clinton's 'What Happened' and titles with film adaptations.
YA Helps Us Understand #MeToo
Books such as 'Speak' by Laurie Halse Anderson and her follow-up 'Shout' are offering more perspectives of sexual assault.
16 Books Headed to the Small Screen
Read it before you see it with books such as 'The Miniaturist' by Jessie Burton that are hitting the silver screen.
Boston Charity Bookstore Reopens
More Than Words bookstore, which helps needy youth, has reopened in the South End and in a larger space.
Maine Gets a New Bookstore
Bogan Books has opened in Fort Kent, Maine.
Australia Loses a Beloved Bookstore
Sydney bookstore Gould's Book Arcade is having a fire sale and closing at the end of this month.
- 2018 Sep 13
Nancy Crampton Charged with Murder
The romance novelist, who wrote an essay called "How to Murder Your Husband," has been charged with killing her husband.
The BKBF Returns
This week, the Brooklyn Book Festival takes place, with a series of literary events occurring throughout the city.
Lululemon Founder to Pub Tell-All
Chip Wilson, who exited the brand in 2013, is releasing a tell-all book called 'Little Black Stretchy Pants' on Amazon this weekend.
Three Classics by Russian Dissidents
Why are Russians so good at vexing American minds? 'Atlas Shrugged,' 'Lolita,' and 'Doctor Zhivago' may give us a clue.
Outfitting Fictional Characters
Authors Kevin Kwan, Jasmine Guillory, Jenny Han, and more explain why they dress their characters they way they do.
What David Foster Wallace Ate
The writer David Foster Wallace, who died 10 years ago yesterday, didn’t really eat real food. Another author explains.
Romance Bookstore in Deal with Sony
The owners of the Ripped Bodice Bookstore in Culver City, Calif., have signed a first-look deal with Sony Pictures Television.
Iowa Gets a New Bookstore
A new outlet of Walls of Books has opened in Ankeny, Iowa.
Sleep in a Malaysian Bookstore Overnight
Airbnb will transform BookXcess Tamarind Square, Cyberjaya in Malaysia into a rental property for one night only.
- 2018 Sep 12
Welty Honored in Mississippi
The state has dedicated a marker to the late author Eudora Welty, the first of many on a new "writers trail."
Reese, WME Launch Storytelling Event
Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine and Together Live have partnered up on a live, roving, women-only storytelling series.
BBC Re-Ups Philip Pullman Adaptation
The network has ordered a second season of its 'His Dark Materials' series while the first is still in production.
Writers Mourn 'The Village Voice'
The destruction of the legendary alt-weekly may not have been a surprise, but it was still a shock to the system for writers.
Sally Field's Life 'In Pieces'
In a new memoir, the actress reveals a personal history, darkened by abuse and illuminated by grace, that she has never shared before.
- 2018 Sep 11
The New 'Busy Town'
Busy Town, updated for the 21st-century.
A High Honor
Prince George and Prince Charlotte's favorite book is "The Gruffalo."
A Storied Career
A conversation with David Fickling.
A Look at 'Presto & Zesto'
A writer takes a deep dive into Sendak's newly published book.
Racism in Nancy Drew
A look back at racist content in the Nancy Drew books.
'The Hate U Give' Review
An early look at "The Hate U Give" film.
New Nancy Drew
There's a new Nancy Drew TV series in the works.
A discussion with Wade and Cheryl Willis Hudson.
Long Live 'Wonky Donkey'
A viral video drives a picture book's success.
A Multimedia Homage
An article reflects on the lasting influence of "The Outsiders."
A Book for Kate Bush
The musician's lyrics will be collected in a new book 'How to Be Invisible' (Faber), for which novelist David Mitchell will write an introduction.
A Craze for 'The Wonky Donkey'
A Scottish grandmother’s reading of the 2009 children’s book to her grandson has seen demand for it skyrocket around the world.
When Gyllenhaal Met Ferrante
Maggie Gyllenhaal is stepping behind the camera for her directorial debut with an adaptation of an Elena Ferrante novel.
The Most Controversial Comic Strip
In the 1950s, Walt Kelly’s comic strip about a cute opossum named Pogo was syndicated by over 450 newspapers. It was also frequently censored.
Understanding Appalachia Through Reading
How to take a fresh look at an often misunderstood region of America by reading the right books about it.
Vermont Store Gives Books to Arrested
Everyone's Books in Brattleboro is donating books to the local police station so detainees have something to read.
Illinois Bookstore on the Move
Afriware Books in Maywood, Ill., is moving within the same building to a larger space while celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Bookstore in a Van is Still on the Move
Saint Rita’s Amazing Traveling Bookstore and Textual Apothecary has been traversing the U.S. since 2015.
Texas Gets a New Secret Bookstore
Dontworrybaby is a new bookstore and community space that has opened in an undisclosed location on Austin’s East Side.
Musician Shares Love for Vancouver Store
Florence Welch, lead singer of Florence + the Machine, finds solace from touring at The Paper Hound Bookshop.
- 2018 Sep 10
Les Moonves Out At CBS
The 15-year CEO of CBS, the parent company of Simon & Schuster, has exited the company following a second round of harassment allegations.
The Price of an Anonymous Op-Ed
Literary agents say the author of an anonymous op-ed in the 'New York Times' could be looking at a seven-figure book deal.
Steinbeck Was a Bad Man
Gwyn Conger Steinbeck’s newly unearthed memoir tells of her troubled marriage to the "sadistic womanizer" author.
The Rise of Tor.com
How the website for Tor Books became the publisher of sci-fi’s most innovative stories after only ten years.
A Forest Made for Books
In 100 years, a forest outside of Oslo, Norway, will be turned into secret books by writers including Han Kang, David Mitchell, and Margaret Atwood.
U.K. Booksellers React to Foyles Sale
In the U.K., booksellers were divided as to whether Waterstones' purchase was good or bad for the industry.
Joseph-Beth Booksellers Loses CEO
Mark Wilson is out at as president and CEO of Joseph-Beth Booksellers and a replacement has not been named.
U.K. Bookstore Raffle Won by Dutchman
A Dutchman has won the Bookends used bookstore in Cardigan in west Wales.
Italian English-language Store for Sale
The Paperback Exchange in Florence, open since 1979, is the city's best English-language bookstore and is up for sale.
- 2018 Sep 07
Waterstones Buys Foyles Bookshops
Citing threats from Amazon, British book retailer Waterstones made a surprise deal with the family-owned chain Foyles.
Inside Maurice Sendak’s Unearthed Work
A book critic examines what is surprising and familiar about ’Presto and Zesto in Limboland,’ Sendak's newly published work.
Director Jesse Peretz’s Top 10 Books
Peretz, who helmed the film adaptation of ’Juliet, Naked,’ lists his favorite books by authors such as Joan Didion, Doris Lessing, and Ian McEwan.
A Spotlight on Literary Robberies
Amid the popularity of true crime stories, check out cases of heists involving valuable books that are ripe for film adaptations.
Opinion: Books Outweigh the Internet
A college lecturer laments the elimination of books from campus libraries, writing, "Our society is the poorer for it."
Houston Bookstore Changes Owners
The Lift Bookstore in Houston, open for eight years, is being sold to a longtime employee.
Manhattan Gets a New Bookstore
Aeon Bookstore, a new and used shop, is opening on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
The Tale of Milwaukee's Airport Store
Gertrude Stein inspired Renaissance Books, a used store at the Milwaukee airport, open since the 1970s.
Washington State Bookstore Turns 40
Auntie’s Bookstore in Spokane is celebrating its 40th anniversary on Saturday.
- 2018 Sep 06
Amazon's Rival Could Be Regulation
After Amazon’s value hit $1 trillion on Tuesday, one expert explored threats to the retail giant from both rival companies and the U.S. government.
Two Books Explore Flint's Water Crisis
‘The Poisoned City’ by Anna Clark and ‘What the Eyes Don’t See’ by Mona Hanna-Attisha offer searing accounts the Michigan city's plight.
Rethinking Steve Jobs After 'Small Fry'
The new book by Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter to the Apple founder, paints him in a new light.
Victorian Author Gets Overdue Attention
Though less popular than her contemporaries like Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell was passionate about the political issues of her time.
Kate Atkinson, By the Book
The ‘Transcription’ author previews her ideal literary dinner party, recalls the death of Ginger in ‘Black Beauty,’ and more.
RIP, Seattle Bookseller Barbara Bailey
Barbara Bailey, former co-owner of bookshop Bailey/Coy Books in Seattle, which closed in 2009, has died.
Singapore Gets a New Bookstore
The Moon bookstore has opened in Singapore on Mosque street in Chinatown, offering citydwellers a bookish retreat.
In Praise of One of KL's Oldest Stores
Junk Bookstore in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has been open since 1990 and offers 300,000 items for sale.
Texas Store Highlights CliFi Titles
Austin's BookPeople has built a dedicated display of fiction titles dedicated to climate change, aka, CliFi.
A List of Seven Unique U.S. Bookstores
'Budget Travel' profiles seven U.S. independent bookstores from coast to coast.
- 2018 Sep 05
Turkey Fined for Convicting Publisher
The European Court of Human Rights fined Turkey 2,500 euros for infringing a publishing company owner's right to freedom of expression.
Five Claims of Bob Woodward
Check out some of the most explosive claims in Woodward's forthcoming book, 'Fear: Trump in the White House.'