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Michael Jackson '"Opus" Book Offers Rare Images

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Artist Nate Giorgio recalls the last time he saw Michael Jackson, just days before the singer's death. The pop icon wanted Giorgio t...

Starbucks Sells A Lifestyle, Says New Book

San Jose Mercury News | Luciana Chavez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In the book, the UNC-Chapel Hill graduate explains how Starbucks became a Wall Street favorite by making its customers feel environmentally aware, upw...

Reading, Now and Then

Robert Darnton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert Darnton

In trying to make out The Case for Books, I've found myself circling round the mysteries of reading, past, present, and future.

WATCH: Bill Simmons Tells Stephen Colbert Why Baseball Is For People Over 50

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Bill Simmons was on The Colbert Report last night talking about his new book, The Book of Basketball. He talked to Stephen about why he thinks Wilt Ch...

Bookstore Celebrates 200 Year Anniversary

The Boston Globe | Brian Benson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The store - the second oldest in the country after a bookstore in Pennsylvania - features a fireplace, reading nooks, and a popular weekly author seri...

10 Best Victorian Detective Stories

The Guardian | James McCreet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Sherlock Holmes and his predecessor, Edgar Allan Poe's Auguste Dupin, were always fantasy detectives. Their powers of deduction often bordered on the ...

Harvard Digitizes Rare Chinese Texts

Harvard College Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

October 9, 2009 --One of the most extensive collections of rare Chinese books outside of China will be digitized and made freely available to scholars...

Eating Animals: A Book to Digest

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Wayne Pacelle

Foer's taken a three-year respite from writing fiction to probe the question of whether we should eat animals -- with this research and writing task triggered by his meditation on what to feed his first child.

The Real Victims Of Climate Change Have No Voice In Copenhagen (PHOTOS)

Alun Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alun Anderson

Look north and you will see the biggest and fastest change to our planet ever caused by humans. It won't go away as a result of talk or promises. The frozen Arctic seas are melting away now.

Carl Sandburg And The 'Rootabaga Stories': When Nonsense Prevails

The Poetry Foundation | Ross Simonini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Ross Simonini The Poetry Foundation Nonsense is for everyone. It falls off the tongues of all speakers of all languages everywhere, from Hugo Ball in...

Plastic Logic's E-Reader

CNET News | Ina Fried | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Plastic Logic has given a name--but not a launch date--for its forthcoming e-reader. The e-book reader, which can display electronic books as well as...

It's A Book, It's A Restaurant Movement: "Slow: Life In A Tuscan Town" (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Lena Tabori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I was telling a producer at PBS the other day about "Slow: Life In a Tuscan Town" by Douglas Gayeton (which I am right smack in the middle of publishi...

Ku Klux Klan Former Member Pens Book About His Experiences

The Lakeland Ledger | Cary McMullen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Harris, pastor of Living Hope Community Church in Lakeland, has been out of the Klan for more than 30 years now. He has been speaking out against the ...


Laurence Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laurence Hughes

Dracula has turned into many things in his time -- a bat, a wolf, a mist. Exactly when did he turn into a wuss?

7 Books To Give For Hanukkah

Huffington Post | Jonathan Kirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jonathan Kirsch Author and book editor of The Jewish Journal It's no accident that November is Jewish Book Month, because the "People of the Book" ...

What to Do When Your Friend Writes a Book

Michael Melcher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Melcher

Publishing The Creative Lawyer meant more to me than being on the cover of Men's Health's "Ripped in Their 40's" special issue.

The Slow Revolution is Growing... Fast

Carl Honore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carl Honore

Being Arianna's first pick is a tremendous honor. It also serves up a delicious irony. My book is called In Praise of Slowness. Yet HuffPost is a pioneer on the fastest communication platform ever devised. Not exactly a natural fit.

The Help: Kathryn Stockett's Controversial Hit

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 09.27.2011 | Books

First-time author Kathryn Stockett's recent book, The Help, has risen quickly through the bestseller lists despite Stockett being previously unknown a...

Nobel Author Herta Mueller: Her Personal Struggle Against Dictatorship

AP | MALIN RISING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

STOCKHOLM — The 2009 Nobel literature prize winner Herta Mueller said Monday she started writing when it was no longer possible to use spoken wo...

Buddhism and Book Tours

Susan Piver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Susan Piver

You don't have to be Buddhist to know beyond any doubt that aggression in any form only ever leads to more aggression.

National Book Awards Toe The Line Between Famous And Unknown

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — The subjects of this year's National Book Award nominees were better known than the authors.

Biographies about tycoons Henry Ford and Cornelius Vanderbilt were among the finalists announced Wednesday, along with two books relating to Charles Darwin. But judges also omitted such widely publicized releases as Lorrie Moore's "At the Gate of the Stairs," Richard Powers' "Generosity" and Blake Bailey's biography of John Cheever.

Five books from university presses were among the 20 chosen in four competitive categories. Fiction judges picked Bonnie Jo Campbell's story collection, "American Salvage," a paperback original released by Wayne State University Press, the publisher's first National Book Award nomination in its more than 60 year history.

"We're very pleasantly surprised. We nominate some of our best books each year and we've finally made it," said Wayne State Press director Jane Hoehner. "I don't think awards should just go to the big guns. There needs to be a combination, a willingness to look around and find talent."

Winners, each of whom receive $10,000, will be announced at a Nov. 18 ceremony in New York. Humorist Andy Borowitz will host and honorary medals will be presented to Gore Vidal and Dave Eggers.

Shame! Shame! China Shame!

Kenneth Kales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kenneth Kales

Why are we as a nation giving a free pass to Mr. Obama on his avoidance to confront human rights atrocities in China? I am baffled sometimes when I see in the media those stories gushing about how great China is.

So Did I Ever Tell You About the Squirrel?

Joy Preble | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joy Preble

Debut author life is full of false starts and hesitations. Mostly you have no idea in hell what you're doing. You race across streets -- metaphorically speaking -- hoping you won't crash head first into someone's sedan.

New York City on the Brink: The Truth Behind "The Darkness"

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

With unemployment skyrocketing, the city facing a $5 billion gap, with fewer cops on the streets and more people needing to do whatever it takes to survive, New York City is a powder keg.

Known Universe: Astronomy Books To Go With The Natural History Museum's Hot Video (PHOTOS, POLL, VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"The Known Universe" is becoming a YouTube hot video--we loved it and we love books on astronomy and cosmology. Let us know what you think of the vide...