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11 More Of The Coolest Bookcases (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We love bookcases. We love perusing our friends', we love organizing our own, and we love how having books all over the house personalizes it in a way...

Indies Choice Book Award Finalists Announced

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The ABA (American Booksellers Association) announced the finalists for the Indies Choice Book Awards on Monday, which are chosen by any and all indepe...

Lehman Brothers Wives Were Wild Spenders, Says New Book 'The Devil's Casino'

Vanity Fair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Lehman Brothers C.E.O. Dick Fuld expected his top executives to get married, and stay married. For their wives, the firm was both fishbowl andshark ta...

Gordon S. Wood Wins American History Book Prize

The New York Times | PATRICIA COHEN; Compiled by RACHEL LEE HARRIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The historian Gordon S. Wood won the American History Book Prize last week for "Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815"...

'Empathic Civilization': When Both Faith And Reason Fail, Stepping Up To The Age of Empathy

Jeremy Rifkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeremy Rifkin

Today, a new generation of scientists, scholars, and social reformers are beginning to challenge some of the underlying assumptions of both the Age of Faith and the Age of Reason, taking us into the Age of Empathy.

Laura Bush Memoir 'Spoken From The Heart' Due Out In May

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Former first lady Laura Bush's memoir is coming out in early May. "Spoken From the Heart" is scheduled for release May 4 from Scribn...

Book Review Roundup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Did you trudge out into the snow this weekend to get the Sunday book review, like Gerald Sindell? If you missed the weekend's book reviews, here are s...

Carlos Montemayor Dead: Mexican Author Dies At 62

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

MEXICO CITY — Mexican author and guerrilla movement scholar Carlos Montemayor died Sunday, his publisher said. He was 62. A historian and lingu...

The 11 Best Male Movie Adaptions (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz and Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Roman Polanski's "The Ghost Writer" premiered last week, and became just the most recent blockbuster thriller to be based on a book -- Robert Harris's...

Hilary Mantel, Booker Prize Winner, Says Girls Should Be Able To Have Babies At 14

Telegraph UK | David Harrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The 57-year-old novelist said that society ran on a "male timetable" which dictated that women should have babies at an older age. "Having sex and ha...

Publishers Weekly Announces New Publisher And Editorial Directors

Galley Cat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The publication tweeted the news: "New order at PW: Jim Milliot and Michael Coffey named co-editorial directors, Cevin Bryerman new publisher."...

A is for Amy & Adonis: Chapter C

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steven Crandell

Adonis wasn't his real name. Duh. Amy being stupid again. That was the downside. The upside was, she liked his real name better: Charlie.

'Empathic Civilization': How Little Minds Are Wired For Compassion

David Elkind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Elkind

In our world today we are seeing a battle between human values (homo empathicus) and economic values (homo averiticus). So far, homo empathicus appears to be losing this battle.

An Author's Love Letter To Selma's Book Group

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 12.09.2011 | Books
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Dear Cousin Sel, It was so much fun chatting with your fourth-Thursday-of the-month book group over the squawk box last week. Every author is thri...

NY Times Book Review Offers Brutal Starvation Diet

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Gerald Sindell

Can someone tell me why the N.Y. Times is reviewing a book that's been out for more than a month, already reviewed in the paper, and is already on the Times bestseller list?

'The Last Train From Hiroshima,' Optioned By James Cameron, Pulled For Falsehoods

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Publication has been halted for a disputed book about the atomic bombing of Japan in 1945, The Associated Press has learned. Charles...

Kelly Cutrone Deals Blunt Advice In 'If You Have To Cry, Go Outside'

AP | ALICIA RANCILIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You" (HarperCollins, 197 pages, $22.99.), by Kelly Cutrone, with Meredith Bry...

Allegra Huston Aims Her Creative Storm at NASA's Mission Control

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Georgianne Nienaber

It is appropriate that journalist and memoirist Allegra Huston conducts regular writing workshops called "The Imaginative Storm." If the name Huston...

Why Make a Book Trailer? Do They Work?

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arielle Ford

Like its cousin the movie trailer, a book trailer is designed to get the buzz going.

iBooks Sneak Peek? Leaked List May Be First Books For iPad | Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

These titles are sampled from a list of ebooks that one of our tipsters turned up; we were then able to confirm that it was sourced from Apple, and it...

Arianna At TOC Publishing Conference: We're In A Golden Age Of Publishing (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Earlier this week, Arianna Huffington helped kick off the Tools of Change (TOC) Publishing Conference as a keynote speaker. She spoke about HuffPost B...

Martha Stewart's Kindle: What Is She Reading?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Martha Stewart answered 20 questions for the Financial Times on Thursday, and in one of the questions, Stewart dished on what she's reading right now:...

British Antiques Dealer Charged With Stealing First Edition Shakepeare

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

LONDON — A British antiques dealer has pleaded not guilty to stealing a rare first edition of the works of William Shakespeare. Raymond Scott a...

"The Compassionate Instinct": Uncovering the New Science of Human Goodness

Jason Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Marsh

Where once science painted humans as self-seeking and warlike, today scientists of many disciplines are uncovering the deep roots of human goodness.

'Choose Your Own Adventure' Books Inspire Cartoonist To Write Comic With 3,856 Endings

The San Francisco Chronicle | Louis Peitzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"The readers can choose to activate a doomsday machine and kill every living human on the planet," he says. "Or they can choose to buy a vanilla ice c...