Martha Woodroof continues her series on first novels with a look at the book auction: how do they work, how do authors react to them, and how on earth to you celebrate a big success?
Biographies, nonfiction, novels, comics — this is where Monkey See books coverage comes together.
The I-Will-If-You-Will Book Club is reading John Steinbeck's Dust Bowl classic. (Some of us for the very first time!) Here we discuss Chapters 1 through 10.
In a spirited book of cleaning and housekeeping advice, Jolie Kerr solves cleaning problems big as cars and small as tweezers; ordinary as grime and embarrassing as stains can get.
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.