- 2016 May 05
The Rise of the All-Male Book Club
On groups that break the book club stereotype, no matter the cost: “No books by women about women (our cardinal rule).”
- 2016 Apr 27
ABA Won't Publish Book by Chinese Lawyer
The American Bar Association is defending its decision to refuse publication to a Chinese human rights lawyer.
- 2016 Apr 26
Weeding Out a Library's Worst
Even for libraries, it's spring cleaning season—and two Michigan librarians have proposed some choice methods.
Amazon Files Suit Against Fake Reviewers
A new lawsuit challenges five e-book reviewing websites that offer authors the ability to pay for e-book reviews.
- 2016 Apr 25
Canadian Copyright Law is Hurting Kids
Canada's legislation on copyright has made publishing textbooks even more difficult in the digital age.
- 2016 Apr 22
Apple Books Goes Dark In China
Apple's book and film services are down in China in the wake of new regulations curbing digital publishing.
Can Literature on Medicine Save Mankind?
A new generation of doctor writers is exploring the vital intersection between science and art.
- 2016 Apr 21
'Jungle Book' Surprises
Some surprising facts about "The Jungle Book."
Remembering Jackie Carter
A look at the life of publishing executive Jackie Carter.
Cole Named Congres Historian
John Y. Cole is named Library of Congress Historian.
'Hamilton' Helps Keep Namesake On Bill
Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, but Hamilton will stay put on the $10—thanks in part to Lin-Manuel Miranda.
- 2016 Apr 20
Politicians as Shakespeare Characters
All the world’s a stage, and the 2016 presidential election has proven itself the biggest stage of all.
- 2016 Apr 19
If Stuart Little Lived There Today
A tongue-in-cheek look at children's book characters and what their New York homes would be priced at today.
Is the ABA Afraid of China?
The American Bar Association just squashed a book deal with a leading human rights lawyer for fear of “upsetting the Chinese government.”
New York Schools May Get Amazon E-Books
The N.Y.C. department of education will vote on April 20 on the first three years of a contract valued at around $30 million.
Medieval Manuscripts, Women Writers
Works by Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe, two of the earliest women writers in English, are on display together for the first time.
- 2016 Apr 18
Podcasts for Poetry
Two new poetic podcasts have launched recently, providing an aural aide for celebrating National Poetry Month.
'Mockingbird' Takes the Stage in Alabama
A theatrical adaptation of Harper Lee's classic sparks an economic kerfuffle in her hometown after her death.
Writers on Books That Left a Mark
Bookmarked, a new series from Ig Publishing, lets writers write about books that inspired them to begin their careers.
- 2016 Apr 15
The History of the Black Superhero
Charting the rise of the black superhero over 50 years of comic book and movie history.
Literary Quotes to Be Yelled
Electric Literature selects a handful of literary quotations that beg to be recited as loudly as possible.
- 2016 Apr 14
Online "Discounts" Not So Discounted
E-commerce giants boast some bargains that appear unbelievable—and for good reason.
What the Bible and '50 Shades' Share
What could the Good Book and a steamy erotic bestseller possibly have in common? They're both banned books.
- 2016 Apr 13
How Old Is the Bible, Really?
A study of letters on clay pottery has ignited a debate over the Good Book's actual age.
- 2016 Apr 12
Space Tourism in Modern Storytelling
In an era where the final frontier is the stars, literary characters eye space as a vacation place.
- 2016 Apr 11
British Agency Interceded in Potter Leak
In 2005, GCHQ, the U.K.'s surveillance agency, stepped in to prevent 'The Half-Blood Prince' from leaking online.
- 2016 Apr 07
Shakespeare First Folio Discovered
A rare copy of the Bard's work holding 36 plays was found in Scotland, just in time for the quadricentennial.
Books To Help Explain the Panama Papers
Signature rounds up four titles that explain the importance of leaked documents and contextualize the biggest leak yet.
- 2016 Apr 06
A Spring Guide to Baseball Books
Literary Hub rounds up 10 contemporary favorites to take out to the ball game.
Book Lovers Occupy London Libraries
"The land of Shakespeare and the Shelleys," forced to close libraries, now relies on thousands of volunteers.
- 2016 Mar 31
Top 10 Books on 1960s America
Check out a list of titles that center on the Flower Power generation, including 'Hellhound on His Trail' by Hampton Sides.
A Tribute to Jim Harrison
The late novelist inspired a post entitled 'Jim Harrison's Poetry Saved Me from Thinking Poetry Was Boring.'
- 2016 Mar 30
Mysterious Stacks of Books Appear in NYC
Stacks of free books left throughout the city by the Reading Project are helping New Yorkers make connections.
The Truth Behind 'Luckiest Girl Alive'
Author Jessica Knoll revealed the true events that inspired the bestselling book.
- 2016 Mar 25
NRA Rewrites Fairy Tales with Guns
Both of the NRA's re-imagined fairy tales feature more guns and less violence.
Patrick Bateman's Second Coming
Bret Easton Ellis’s 'American Psycho' was met with outrage in 1991, but today, the story is opening on Broadway.
- 2016 Mar 24
HubSpot Probe Reveals Extortion Attempt
Documents from the investigation of HubSpot show its attempt to stop the publication of a book about the company.
- 2016 Mar 23
Five Fashion Books for March
Check out five fashion and design-centered books publishing this month, including 'Frida Kahlo: Fashion As The Art of Being.'
10 Spring Cleaning Tips for Books
The spring season is a good time for a deep clean that includes disposing of unread and unwanted books.
- 2016 Mar 22
Netflix Picks up Little Prince
"The Little Prince" film has been picked up by Netflix from Paramount.
- 2016 Mar 17
Six Scientific Reasons to Read
According to scientific research, reading can improve memory, prevent stress, and much more.
- 2016 Mar 15
Is Copyright Law Broken?
The latest copyright news about Harper Lee's 'To Kill A Mockingbird' exposes problems with copyright law.
- 2016 Mar 10
Beyonce's Recommended Reading
During a recent interview, Beyonce encouraged fans to read 'What Will It Take to Make A Woman President?' by Marianne Schnall.
- 2016 Mar 08
Sibling Detectives Hit the Streets
Two siblings have opened their own detective agency.
- 2016 Mar 07
A Look at Reading with Dyslexia
Find out what it's like to have dyslexia through a website that features jumpy, hard-to-read text.
Fans React to the 'Dark Tower' Movie
Stephen King's readers are both excited and nervous about the upcoming film adaptation starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey.
- 2016 Mar 03
Foreign Covers for a Classic Book
Check out the covers of 24 different translations of J.D. Salinger’s ‘Catcher in the Rye.’
- 2016 Mar 02
Buy Used Books For A Good Cause
A San Francisco artist is selling books previously owned by celebrities and giving proceeds to Room to Read and more charities.
- 2016 Mar 01
Amazon Inks Deal with U.K. Grocer
The retail giant is tackling the supermarket industry with a new deal for its Prime Now and Pantry services.
- 2016 Feb 24
12 Translators on What They Do
Hear from 12 literary translators on the importance of translation and what drew them to their line of work.
Killer's Book Profits Go to Victims
Nearly $14K in profits from murderer Colin Thatcher’s book has been turned over to victims of domestic violence and survivors of homicide.
- 2016 Feb 18
Bryan's Work to Appear in Subways
Posters of Ashley Bryan's work will appear in NYC subways.
Kids' Books Teach Empathy: To Robots
A new technology is teaching robots ethical behavior through children's books.
- 2016 Feb 12
Parents Concerned Over Digital Reading
A new survey of over 1,500 parents found that a majority are worried about their children's screen time.
- 2016 Feb 11
'To Kill A Mockingbird' on Broadway
Harper Lee’s iconic book is being adapted to the Great White Way with Aaron Sorkin writing the screenplay.
- 2016 Feb 04
Celebrate National Storytelling Week
In honor of the event, here is a list of 15 books that will help inspire your storytelling career.
- 2016 Feb 03
Inside Emma Watson's Book Club
Check out what's happening with the Harry Potter star's book club, 'Our Shared Shelf,' which launched last month.
- 2016 Feb 02
A New Literary Movement
Some authors are using an immersive technique, similar to method acting, to improve their writing.
10 Must-Reads for February
Check out a list of 10 titles releasing this month, including 'The Fugitives' by Christopher Sorrentino.
- 2016 Feb 01
Obit: Arnold Greenberg
The 83-year-old owner of New York City's beloved Complete Traveller bookstore died on January 22.
- 2016 Jan 26
Recommended Reading for a President
An international politics professor listed five books that the next President of the U.S. should read, including 'Why Nations Fail.'
- 2016 Jan 21
Classic Literature, Without Words
Nicholas Rougeux’s art project, Between the Words, shows ‘Moby Dick,’ ‘Peter Pan,’ and other classic books through just their punctuation.
- 2016 Jan 20
13 Accurate Books on Slavery
Following controversy over a children's book depicting "happy slaves," here are 13 titles that reveal the true horrors of slavery.
- 2016 Jan 08
Most Buzzed-About Books of 2016
Check out the books Goodreads and BuzzFeed readers are most excited about, such as 'Hidden Bodies' by Caroline Kepnes.
New Book Goes Inside Graduate Admissions
An author reveals the "troubling conversations" she overheard while observing the graduate admissions process.
Six Books for Winter Reading
Here are six books to curl up with this winter, including Elizabeth Strout's ‘My Name Is Lucy Barton.'
- 2016 Jan 07
Name Emma Watson's Book Club
The 'Harry Potter' star announced a feminist book club and wants fans to help her name it.
- 2016 Jan 06
New Parliamentary Poet Laureate Named
George Elliott Clarke was named Nova Scotia's seventh parliamentary poet laureate on Tuesday.
- 2016 Jan 04
FAQ's About Book Reviews
'The New York Times' addresses top questions about their book reviews section.
Bill Gates' Book Blog
The co-founder of Microsoft is now posting book reviews to his blog, Gates Notes.
- 2015 Dec 23
A 'Gilmore Girls' Reading Quiz
Find out how many of the books mentioned on The CW's 'Gilmore Girls' you have read.
- 2015 Dec 17
A History of the Beatles, by Song
Ian MacDonald’s ‘Revolution in the Head’ examines every song the Beatles recorded, from 1961’s ‘My Bonnie’ to 1970’s ‘I Me Mine.’
- 2015 Dec 16
A Shakespeare Explosion Is Coming
Shakespearean plays, books, tours, and spin-offs are set to explode with the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death next year.
- 2015 Dec 11
'NYT' Picks Year's Top Books
Three critics at the 'New York Times' listed their favorite books of 2015, including 'City on Fire' and many more.
- 2015 Dec 10
No Child Left Behind Rewrite
The Every Student Succeeds Act passes congress.
- 2015 Nov 25
Arthur Miller Turns 100
Alec Baldwin, Ellen Barkin, and more are celebrating the playwright's birthday with a star-filled Broadway benefit performance.
- 2015 Nov 20
A Quiz on Book Covers
Test how well you know the covers of famed books including 'Cat in the Hat' and 'The Martian' with this difficult quiz.
Top Ten Literary TED Talks
Check out a list of 10 literary-focused TED Talks of 2015, from poetry in prisons to book cover design.
- 2015 Nov 18
Taylor Swift, Scholastic Donate Books
The partnering saw 25,000 books donated to NYC schools through the 'Open A World of Possible' initiative.
- 2015 Nov 16
Two Editors Killed in Paris Attacks
Two young editors died in the shootings at the Bataclan concert hall in a series of terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, November 13.
- 2015 Nov 11
Henning Mankell Memoir Coming
'Quicksand,' a 'memoir of sorts,' is to be published in February 2016, and is comprised of a series of autobiographical essays.
Ten Harry Potter Realizations
Enjoy a list of ten things that every 'Harry Potter' reader notices only after the second reading of the books.
- 2015 Nov 10
Oprah's Favorite Books of 2015
The top ten books of the year, announced in Oprah Magazine, include authors Ta-Nehisi Coates, Elena Ferrante, and more.
- 2015 Nov 09
Exploring Audiobooks and Literature
The lengthy debate on whether or not audiobooks can strengthen a reader's understanding of the text continues.
- 2015 Nov 05
Concerns Over Robert Durst Book
Jeanine Pirro's book details the Robert Durst case, but critics fear the memoir could aid his defense.
- 2015 Nov 04
Layoffs at National Geographic
National Geographic's merger with 21st Century Fox has resulted in the elimination of a number of jobs at the magazine.
- 2015 Nov 02
Bangladeshi Publisher Killed
A publisher of secular books was murdered in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka, hours after another publisher and two secular writers were attacked.
- 2015 Oct 30
A Look at No Child Left Behind
An article reflects on what did and didn't work with No Child Left Behind.
24 Tweets For Grammar Nerds
Spelling sticklers will enjoy reading tweets that correct grammatical errors with a splash of humor.
Sally Abbott Wins Richell Prize
The 'Closing Down' manuscript writer won Australia's literary award including a $10,000 prize.
- 2015 Oct 27
Harry Potter Birthday Surprise
A woman's husband surprises her with a Harry Potter-themed birthday.
- 2015 Oct 23
Details Emerge on the Harry Potter Play
'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' will 'start where the seventh book left off, and is the eighth story in the series,' according to J K Rowling's Facebook page.
- 2015 Oct 15
BET Awards Features 'Hamilton' Cast
The cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway sensation took the stage for a freestyle performance at the BET Hip-Hop awards on Tuesday night.
- 2015 Oct 14
Questions Raised Over Google Books
The basic design of Google Books threatens to undermine its ability to map cultural trends, according to a paper published by 'PLOS One' last week by three data scientists from the University of Vermont.
- 2015 Sep 22
An opera based on Tintin has been released in Brussels.
'Tuck' on Broadway
'Tuck Everlasting' is heading to Broadway.
An elementary school newsletter shows that boys and girls are being taught different curricula.
Rethinking How We Publish Books
Reedsy’s co-founder Emmanuel Nataf explains how the digital platform he created with his co-founder Richard Fayet is disrupting the traditional publishing house model and putting power back into the hands of authors, according to 'Forbes.'
- 2015 Sep 04
EFF Files Lawsuit Against NSA
The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed an amicus brief on behalf of a coalition of associations of libraries and booksellers in Wikimedia v. NSA, a case challenging the government’s warrantless surveillance of the Internet.
- 2015 Aug 06
'Goosebumps' at the Theatre
An article about the upcoming 'Goosebumps' movie.