- Hobbies & Crafts 2015: Kids, Unplugged
The maker trend has expanded the scope of juvenile crafts and hobbies to include technology projects like coding, but a “digital detox” movement among parents—even those who don’t consider themselves crafters—is also nurturing a continued enthusiasm for children’s hobby and craft titles.
- Woodstock 50th Anniversary
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in August, the Woodstock music festival is often, with the benefit of hindsight, hailed as an example of what can go right when hundreds of thousands of young, stoned music fans assemble—in stark contrast to the Altamont Speedway Free Festival just a few months later,
- Living Small: Home & Garden Books 2018
Do micro living spaces appeal because they’re sustainable?
- Toward Freedom and Joy: PW Talks with Zainab Salbi
Salbi, founder of the humanitarian organization Women for Women International, has long worked to improve the lives of women in war-torn countries.
- Better Makerspaces: Hobbies & Crafts 2016-2017
In 2011, armed with a 3-D printer and the catchy name Fab Lab, Fayetteville (N.Y.)
- First Impressions: Hobbies & Crafts 2016-2017
In the next year, at least three publishers are making deeper commitments to the crafting category.
- Reclaiming the Moon: PW Talks with Neil Clarke
Clarke launched science fiction and fantasy magazine Clarkesworld in 2006.
- BookExpo 2017: List Maker: Pamela Paul
Pamela Paul, editor of the New York Times Book Review and author of five books, is quick to admit she’s a list maker.
- BookExpo 2017: On the Essentials of Suspense: Hallie Ephron
Hallie Ephron has lost count of the number of times well-intentioned people have told her a story they thought she could use as writing fodder.
- Hobbies & Crafts 2015: Color Me Trendy
Nearly every craft publisher, large and small, is dipping (or redipping) a toe into the widening pool of adult coloring books.
- Greenspiration: New Home & Garden Books 2019
Some garden books encourage readers to pick up the trowel and get down in the dirt.
- Board Meetings: Hobby & Craft Books 2019–2020
Woodworkers tend to be tuned in to sustainability issues—after all, their craft relies on a finite resource.
- The Way of Clay: Hobby & Craft Books 2019–2020
In line with other crafts that favor materials drawn from the Earth, pottery is having something of a moment, with several publishers releasing comprehensive instructional books that are aimed mostly at beginners.
- Beyond the Pain: PW talks with Taq Kaur Bhandal
In Self-Care Down There (Adams, Feb. 2020), Bhandal, a menstrual health coach in British Columbia, considers vaginal wellness from a variety of sex-positive perspectives, biological as well as spiritual.
- Appreciation and Resilience: PW Talks with Joan Lunden
After 17 years coanchoring Good Morning America, Lunden, then 46, was asked to retire from the show—an event that fueled 1998’s A Bend in the Road Is Not the End of the Road, which PW found “perky and positive.”