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Allison Hill | Posted 09.22.2014 | Books
Allison Hill

I go to work and browse the bookshelves. Ask my fellow booksellers for recommendations. Buy more books. Then I evolve and start "surfing" online. Reading reviews and blogs. Spying on staff picks from other bookstores.

Beach Reading 2013: Guide to This Summer's Top E-Book Singles

Howard Polskin | Posted 07.19.2013 | Books
Howard Polskin

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of the summer season. With that in mind, Thin Reads has published the world's first guide to the top e-book singles for the summer. Here's what we looked for.

Wintry Reading: The Greatest Escape

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 03.11.2013 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

What better way to escape freezing rain, wind, snow and frigid temperatures than with a spicy little contemporary novel or a big, thick tome like the appropriately-titled Middlemarch?

Is Your Beach Reading Dangerous?

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure Summer beach reading is here, which means that suddenly it's OK...

1Book140 Best Beach Read Shortlist

The Atlantic | Posted 09.25.2011 | Books

Last week we asked (a little snippily, I might add) for you to nominate some beach reads for August. Real beach reads. And you came through. Which alw...

July 5, 2011: Barnes And Noble

Posted 09.04.2011 | Women

Looking for some fun summer reading? Whatever your reading tastes be sure to stop by Barnes and Noble and choose your beach reads now. The store's Sum...

Checking Out

Laura Dave | Posted 08.09.2011 | Travel
Laura Dave

One of my favorite quotes about traveling is by Susan Sontag. Sontag said, "I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list."

Backstabber, Shrew ... Best Friend?

Peter Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Steinberg

Where is that line, by the way, between friend and friend-fatale? Like pornography, it's hard to define, but we think these novels -- a healthy mix of classics and worthwhile chick lit -- will make it as clear as a sharp knife in the back.

'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?...

Beach Reading: This Summer's Hottest Page-Turners (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Wondering what to bring to the beach this summer? CBS's Early Show had a list this morning of some of the summer's hottest page-turners. Though their ...

Obama's Beach Books -- and Yours

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Horowitz

The thing about beach books -- or even "beach books" -- isn't the total tonnage of the entire pile. It's the glow of the glorious possibilities.

The Last Chinese Chef

One For The Table | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
One For The Table

As I prefer a well-prepared meal with beautiful, whole ingredients, I prefer a well-written book with beautiful, thoughtful ideas. After consuming either of these, I am well nourished.

Green Books To Read At The Beach

Grist | Michelle Nijhuis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

So maybe you'll finally have a chance to catch up on some reading this summer. But so many of those books about the environment seem kind of ... well,...