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Reading With or Without Depression

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert David Jaffee

With the school year just a few weeks away, I have been thinking about the future of reading. How, in the age of Facebook, Twitter and text-messaging, will kids find time to read, let alone sleep?

Jonathan Franzen Blasts Author Videos ... In His Own Author Video

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In the heavily-publicized lead up to his book's August 31st release, "Freedom" author Jonathan Franzen is promoting his book with a "little author vid...

Reading Rules In Argentina: Budget Cuts To Arts Are Refused

Edmonton Journal | Andrew Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Forget the Internet and online book sales. Forget Amazon and Indigo. Forget e-books. They are here, but they have not yet breached the citadel of Buen...

eReader War: iPad, Kindle, Nook, Which Will Win? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Caroline Eisenmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The eReader war began in earnest this year, but it heated up just as summer did. With Amazon reporting that eBooks are now outselling hardcovers, and ...

Lie Detector: Sarah Palin, Bill Clinton, John Edwards 10 'Liespotting' Tips For Taking Back The Truth (PHOTOS)

Pamela Meyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Pamela Meyer

It starts with the book LieSpotting, which introduces everyday people to deception detection techniques well known in law enforcement and in the intelligence world.

McNally Jackson Will Soon Print Books While You Wait

The New York Observer | Esther Zuckerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

By the time 2011 rolls around, Nolita's McNally Jackson Books will have an Espresso Book Machine, the Xerox-like on-demand device that prints a fully ...

Indigo Books Loses Big On Kobo Investment

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2011 | Books

TORONTO, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Indigo Books & Music Inc (IDG.TO), Canada's largest bookstore chain, posted a greater-than-expected quarterly loss on Monda...

Eat Pray Naked Lunch And The Best Bad Literary Mashups

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

Literary mashups have invaded bookstores everywhere, blending beloved stories, characters and real-life historical figures with the unlikeliest of ingredients.

Kardashian Sisters Memoir: Will You Buy It Just For The Cover? | Eunice Oh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

What's pink, gold and has lipstick kiss marks all over? The cover of the Kardashian sisters' upcoming book. ...

Corinne Demas Explores "Psychological Terrain" In New Novel 'The Writing Circle'

Printers Row | Celia McGee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There's at the very least one aphorism about books and their covers. But what about writers and their looks, authors and their behavior? That veers on...

Don DeLillo: 'I'm Not Trying To Manipulate Reality -- This Is What I See And Hear'

The Guardian | Robert McCrum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The bedside phone in 6 Columbus, my New York hotel, rang twice. Then a familiar voice said: "You're seeing Don today. I'll join you for lunch afterwar...

Shirley Jackson Brings A Little Horror To Library Of America

Slate Magazine | Laura Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I promise I'm not about to accuse the Library of America of ignoring women writers. ...

Your Map For Bookstores Around The World

Huffington Post | Caroline Eisenmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Millions has expanded its Walking Tour of New York's Independent Bookstores to create a Google Map of the best bookstores around the world. Origin...

Writing Workshops: A Quality Killer?

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Part of what annoys me about the deadline and contract side of publishing is that it really has nothing whatever to do with writing, nothing to do wit...

Ridley Pearson's Character Model: A Sun Valley, Idaho Sheriff

NPR | Ridley Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Writer Ridley Pearson, who has written four thrillers starring the sheriff, says he based his hero on Walt Femling, the real sheriff of Sun Valley and...

George W. Bush's 'A Charge Kept': The Memoir We Forgot

The Daily Beast | Bryan Curtis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

George W. Bush's Decision Points, arriving November 9, purports to be a "groundbreaking new brand of memoir." But Bush already has a White House memoi...

Twilight Gets Holiday Makeover: What Will The New Covers Look Like? | Katie Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Stephenie Meyer's blockbuster Twilight series is to be republished this Christmas with a new white jacket design....

'The Tower, The Zoo, And The Tortoise': This Summer's Surprise Beach Read?

USA Today | Craig Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Can a quirky novel about a hapless Beefeater guard at the Tower of London and his 181-year-old pet tortoise, Mrs. Cook, be August's hot beach read?...

Print To Digital: What Can You Do With All Those Books?

New York Times | Rob Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In July, announced that, during the previous three months, it sold more e-books than hardback books. This may or may not portend something ...

Kids and Summer Reading

Susan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Susan Kim

Free-range reading taught me to associate reading with pleasure at a very early age. It taught me how to browse and sample and to understand that finding a good book is itself an adventure.

Susan Orlean: My Life With The iPad

Network World | Glenn Fleishmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Susan Orlean has become a geek, something that simultaneously amuses and mildly horrifies her. ...

A House Of Books!

Boing Boing | Rob Beschizza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Matej Kren built a folly, entirely out of books, in the Museum of Modern Art in Bologna. ...

The Book Cover Goes Meta

HTML Giant | Jimmy Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

One is given not just a hypothetical cover of the book, but an entire surrogate book as a manifested object residing in space. This may point to moder...

Williams-Sonoma Cooks Up Partnership With Omnivore Books

Publishers Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Cookware heavy hitter Williams-Sonoma is acknowledging the expertise and power to move books of one independent bookseller. Starting August 2, each of...

5 Arrested In Book Selling Scam

Lexington Herald-Leader | Josh Kegley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Anthony T. Lackman, Jeremy L. Albertson, Tyler M. Smith, Henry S. Siegman and Justin C. Davidson are charged with theft by deception, engaging in orga...