Somehow, a lot of us at NPR Books have never read John Steinbeck's classic. When we realized this anniversary was coming up, we thought: What better way to pay tribute than to actually crack it open?
Martha Woodroof remembers a trip to Lawrence, Kansas, where she found her way to a house, and a yard, and an abandoned typewriter.
Martha Woodroof reports that to party with independent booksellers is to hear about their powerful commitment to their customers and perhaps an offbeat idea or two about theology and Road House.
Every year, the Caldecott Medal goes to the artist of the most distinguished American children's book. The award committee doesn't bother with nominees, but that doesn't mean we can't wildly speculate about what could win.
Got a nosy next-door neighbor? A sober, Economist-reading cousin? A dorky retired dad? We believe that there's a perfect book out there for everyone — and we're determined to help you to find 'em.
If you rarely pick up stories or verse, here's a handy guide to some of 2013's best collections. Whether you tend toward family dramas, biographies, gritty journalism or darkly comic novels, we've got a book for you — and it just might turn you into a story lover or poetry addict.
We've gotten some of the metrics back on NPR's Book Concierge and the results are a little surprising: the most popular combination of tags people searched for was Let's Talk About Sex plus Really Great Writing.
Martha Woodroof looks at the process of acquiring a first novel from the point of view of publishers who both employ their own taste and then take care of the deal.
Hey there, befuddled aunts, uncles and family friends. Not sure what to buy for kids who already have everything? NPR's Book Concierge is here to help you find gifts for all those nieces, nephews and offspring of other people.