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September 2, 2015

So, Should You Read Jonathan Franzen's New Book, 'Purity'?

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Jennie Ottinger’s Lovely Homage To The Books You'll Never Finish

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Jennie Ottinger

Japanese Bookseller Buys Almost Every Copy Of New Murakami Book To Protest Amazon

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The Gorgeous, Disappearing Street Signs Of Paris

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Louise Fili

Get Lost In These Maps Of Fictional Literary Worlds

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Andrew DeGraff

Comic Recalls The Accidental Brewing Of The Very First Beer

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Jonathan Hennessey and Mike Smith

Maya Angelou's Art Collection Will Give You The Fire To Finish The Day Right

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Jonathan Franzen Demonstrates His Spirit Animal Is Lucille Bluth

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13 People Who Are Definitely Reading Books, Not Just Posing For A Painting

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10 Women Authors You Should Read Who Published After Age 40

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Ever Seen Everyone In NYC In One Place? Now You Have.

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Your Complete Guide To Bookish Back-To-School Swag

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Do Androids Dream Of Writing The Great American Novel?

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7 Stunning 'Lolita' Book Cover Redesigns

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Andy Pressman

The Bottom Line: 'Eileen' By Ottessa Moshfegh

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14 Women Writers Who Dominate The Universe Of Sci-Fi

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This Twitter Account Will Teach You Words You Didn't Know You Needed

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John Green Has A Refreshingly Honest Take On Mental Illness

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George R.R. Martin Explains How He Wants His 'Game Of Thrones' Books To End

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12 Books That Will Lift You Up When You Are Down

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Haruki Murakami’s Early Stories Aren’t Just For Superfans

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This Silly Comic Tackles The Serious Issues Of Philosophy

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Kevin Cannon

Did Shakespeare Smoke Weed? The Evidence Is Doobie-ous

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Geeking Out With Felicia Day

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The Movie Biz Isn't The Only One With A Franchise Dependence Problem

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Early, Unfinished J.R.R. Tolkien Story Headed To Bookshelves

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Anatomy Lessons With Alexandra Kleeman

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Why I've Chosen A Life Of Reading Women

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That Time A YA Book Won The Pulitzer Prize For Fiction

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The Bottom Line: 'The Beautiful Bureaucrat' By Helen Phillips

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Jason Segel Talks About Playing David Foster Wallace in "The End of the Tour"

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Can We Stop Pretending The Publishing Industry Is Fair Now?

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The Charge to Be Fair: A Conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates

7 Reasons To Choose 'Real' Books -- At Least Sometimes

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E.B. White's Romance Tips From The 1920s Are Awfully Similar To Today’s Sex Advice

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Women Authors Need Your Support. Here's Why

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Alleged Hunter S. Thompson Recording Is The Epitome Of Tech Frustration

Here's Why Walter Palmer Keeps Saying He 'Took' Cecil The Lion

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The New David Foster Wallace Film Is Exactly The 'Grotesque Parody' He Feared

About That Gritty, Dystopian 'Little Women' Reboot: It's Brilliant

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The Bottom Line: 'Imperium: A Fiction Of The South Seas' By Christian Kracht

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