November 9, 2011 Author Caroline Preston's visual tour de force The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt uses a kaleidoscopic collage of historical clippings, trinkets and baubles to tell the story of a young girl aspiring to be a writer in the Roaring '20s.
October 19, 2011 The great-great-grandchildren of Emily Post have come out with a new edition of Etiquette that takes on internet manners. But will you use it?
October 14, 2011 The National Book Award fiction nominations have caused a small controversy this year over their obscurity. Should the best book in America be one that you have never heard of?
September 12, 2011 Two young, star-crossed magicians compete against each other in a mysterious, lifelong competition in Erin Morgenstern's sparkling debut novel.
September 10, 2011 Whether they depict school as a magical memory or a torture chamber, books about students are as varied as authors. We list five of our favorites and invite you to offer yours.
September 1, 2011 One publisher's answer to the rise of digital books is the "Hybrid Book," which lets you buy a paper book to cradle in your arm but also sets you up with many of the same goodies and extras that the electronic universe might provide.
A tweet from the Twitter account of "@halfpintingalls," which is written by author Wendy McClure.
August 30, 2011 A new trend on Twitter finds users impersonating their favorite authors. Is the imitation art or simply mockery?
August 23, 2011 The orphaned heroine of Vanessa Diffenbaugh's moving, if not somewhat saccharine, debut novel is privy to a secret language of flowers dating back to Victorian England.
Maggie Nelson was awarded a fellowship for poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2011.
August 4, 2011 In her new book, Maggie Nelson considers why violence and gore enthrall and excite — and why cruelty is so pervasive in our culture.
Rosamund Lupton lives with her husband and two sons in London.
July 25, 2011 In Rosamund Lupton's debut novel, a young woman living in New York takes on the role of detective when her younger sister disappears in England.
The bookstore chain Borders has announced that it will seek liquidation and close its remaining stores.
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July 19, 2011 Borders announced this week that it will liquidate and close all of its remaining stores. What does this mean for the future of bookstores at large?
July 12, 2011 Autumn is the time for big books to emerge. We recommend 13 new titles, from Stephen King and Neal Stephenson's latest to an impressive crop of debut novels.
Rachel Shteir is the author of Striptease: The Untold History of the Girlie Show and Gypsy: the Art of the Tease.
July 7, 2011 In The Steal, Rachel Shteir examines the cultural history and economic impact of shoplifting, an activity that 10 percent of all U.S. citizens admit to trying at one point or another.
July 6, 2011 Any one of these five sizzling new nonfiction books could be the next Hollywood blockbuster. Our advice? Read them all before the Hollywood execs do.
June 30, 2011 LeVar Burton is stoking the flames of nostalgia by announcing a "Reading Rainbow Flash Mob." Do you still know the theme song by heart?
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