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Independence Day: 15 Feisty Small Presses And The Books You're Going To Want From Them (PHOTOS)

Anis Shivani | Posted 11.05.2012 | Books
Anis Shivani

To celebrate Independence Day, here are 15 small presses that exemplify the best qualities of this publishing tradition--so characteristic of America,...

Six Poems By Dan Gerber: Narrative Magazine's Friday Feature

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Narrative Magazine: Dan Gerber's poetry evokes the tenderest human yearnings, revealing moments of hope and desire. A man who has been many things--ra...

Best Audiobooks For Kids

Salon | Steve Kornacki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

That's where audiobooks comes in. OK, they're technically not reading, but it is listening to literature read aloud -- verbatim -- by people who can d...

Top 10 African Crime Novels

The Guardian | Michael Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The African crime writing duo pick the best books in their field, from established greats Agatha Christie and John Le Carré to newer names on the sce...

David Foster Wallace Thought Readers Are Smart And Tolstoy Was His Role Model

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Smarter than You Think Wyatt Mason The New York Review of Books Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallac...

Down with Doom: How the World Keeps Defying the Predictions of Pessimists

Matt Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Matt Ridley

When I was a student, in the 1970s, the world was coming to an end. The adults told me so.

"War and Peace" Doesn't Have To Be Hard

Salon | Laura Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Many people swear that, come summer, they'll finally get around to reading a classic work of literature they missed during their student years; "War a...

College Reading Lists: Freshman Disorientation?

The New Yorker | Ian Crouch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The summer reading that colleges assign to their incoming freshmen is too easy, too liberal, and too contemporary. So says a recent report from the Na...

Erotica Gives Book Publishers A Boost: Once-Fringe Genre Now Booming | Brian Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Thong on Fire" may sound more painful than sexy, but erotic books like it may just help keep the struggling publishing industry afloat. The popular n...

Sony Reveals Reader Library Program

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Today, in acknowledgment of Library Advocacy Day, Sony revealed its new Reader Library Program. The program aims to support the expansion of public li...

Want To Find New Books?

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There are about 120,000 books published every year, and that's far too many for anyone to make an informed choice. You need some kind of recommendatio...

Rosemary Peterson: Bus Driver Turns Bus Into Library, Promotes Reading

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When Rosemary Peterson, a Florida bus driver, grew frustrated with the constant fighting and misbehaving that was taking place on her bus, she came up...

'Bree Tanner' Sells A Million Copies In Under A Month

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Stephenie Meyer (MY'-er), author of the "Twilight Saga," has yet another smash hit on her hands. "The Short Second Life of Bree Tann...

Why Not Read Classics To Your Baby?

The Guardian | Darragh McManus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

And reading aloud to an infant is the perfect excuse to revisit -- or perhaps visit for the first time -- classic texts. It can even be an opportunity...

Why Writers Need Book Clubs

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Holly Robinson

In times when magazines are folding and publishers want brand names, authors write without knowing if we'll be read. But book groups allow us to learn what moved readers (or didn't).

iPad Can Cause Insomnia, Kindle Helps You Sleep, Say Sleep Experts

Los Angeles Times | Mark Milian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Apple's iPad can do movies, music, e-mail, apps and rich Web browsing. And of course, e-books. Should Amazon just put its comparably basic e-reader, t...

Libraries Should Not Be Free, Suggests Author Michael Jecks

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Michael Jecks, who writes medieval crime fiction, said those who can afford to should pay about 15p each time they get out a book. He said free access...

School Libraries AXED: Librarian Layoffs As Schools Cope With Budget Crises

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Students who wished their school librarians a nice summer on the last day of school may be surprised this fall when they're no...

Fiction Is Alive: LA Times's Carolyn Kellogg Responds To The NY Observer

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Every few years someone finds a platform to declare fiction dead, despite all evidence to the contrary. This time around, it's Lee Siegel, writing in ...

What Happened to the Black Literary Canon?

Pascal Robert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Pascal Robert

How can we expect the young bright minds in the black community offers to combat these ever increasing racial realities if the intellectual arsenal of books and authors that were once heralded as crucial to ones personal edification become relics?

What I am Reading This Summer and Why

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Novels, mysteries, thrillers, philosophy, and one big book of travel essays are on my summer reading list. How did I choose the books?

Summer Reading: A Midsummer Night's Read

Pam Allyn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Pam Allyn

We are all looking for ways to enter new worlds, and the combination of summer and books can make that happen for children of all ages. Here are some summer reading suggestions.

Reading Isn't In Decline, But Difficult And Good Reading Is

Telegraph | Harry Mount | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When people -- adults as well as children -- spend hours on email or Facebook, they are in fact reading a huge amount. The problem is, it is usually s...

Improve Your Writing "Quickly and Easily," Pearson Promises

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Justin Snider

Pearson announced a series of applications for the iPhone and iPod touch called "GrammarPrep." Call me old school, but I don't believe there's a quick or easy way to get better at writing.

Why Amazon May Win The eBook Wars | Om Malik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Barnes & Noble started the week off by cutting prices on its Nook e-book reader to $199 from $259, while also introducing a new, $149 Wi-Fi model. Not...