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Lady Bird Director Greta Gerwig’s 10 Favorite Books

Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig shares her ten favorite books including works by George Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Joan Didion, and more.

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These Kids’ Books Are Written By Kids From Around The World

Rakonto is teaching kids critical thinking skills by making them the authors of their own children’s books.

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Fantastic books for the teens, toddlers and kids in between on your list - LA Times

Fantastic books to give to the young people — from teens to toddlers — on your list, including titles by John Green, Cassandra Clare and Angie Thomas and the new board book, 'Newtonian Physics for Babies'

Miscellaneous | Fun Stuff

Philip Norman: Confessions of a rock’n’roll biographer | British GQ

Philip Norman has wrestled with icons, egos and artists (not to mention their widows) to reveal the untold tales of Britain's musical takeover.

Family & Parenting | Kids

The Best Bookstores for Kids in the U.S.

Here are the top 50 bookstores for kids in the country.

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22 Classic Novels That Won't Bore You To Death

Fifty Shades versus the book she told you not to worry about.

News | News

Hillary Clinton: Amazon deletes negative book reviews

Amazon was on the defensive end this week after receiving criticism for deleting negative reviews of Hillary Clinton's new book.

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How the Rise of Paperback Books Turned To Kill a Mockingbird Into a Literary Classic

If you read Harper Lee's novel in school, it wasn't entirely because of the book's stellar literary value (though it has that, too).

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8 fantasy novels to read while you wait for the next season of Game of Thrones

The latest season of Game of Thrones is coming to an end this weekend, which means that you’re going to need to get your epic fantasy fix somewhere else, possibly until 2019. You could go back and...

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Badass Music Books to Take to the Beach

These books delve in creative and crazy music experiences from four decades.

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Professional romance novelists can write 3,000 words a day. Here’s how they do it

Writing is not a sexy business. It's not a rare butterfly that floats down and gently kisses you on the nose with a brilliant idea that conjures a hurricane of cash. It's frustrating, and it's lonely, and for most people, it doesn't pay. But one genre con

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The Best Reviewed Books of 2017 (So Far) | Literary Hub

With the year more than half way through, we at Book Marks thought we'd take a look back at the titles that garnered the strongest reviews since January 1st

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The best recent crime novels – review roundup | Books | The Guardian

Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips; The Night Visitor by Lucy Atkins; Strange Magic by Syd Moore; Love Like Blood by Mark Billingham; Block 46 by Johana Gustawsson

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23 Books Guaranteed To Give You That Summer Feeling

"The locations alone make you want to pack up and travel all summer long."

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10 Literary Classics Every Business Leader Should Read | Inc.com

If you only stick to business books and biographies, you're not learning as much as you could.

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How real books have trumped ebooks | Books | The Guardian

The digital revolution was expected to kill traditional publishing. But print books are ever more beautifully designed and lovingly cherished

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50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers | Inc.com

The much-buzzed-about conference generated a gargantuan list of intriguing book recommendations.

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The 20 best audiobooks of all time

Following the announcement that sales have doubled in the past five years, Carole Mansur picks the 20 best audiobooks of all time

Family & Parenting | Parenting

Books That Help Kids Know and Love Themselves | Brightly

We want our kids to know their strengths and understand their uniqueness and embrace both. These books can help kids know and love all of who they are.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Little Free Library: Neighborhood Book Exchange

The big idea behind the Little libraries is encouraging neighborhood interaction by sharing resources.

Music | Vinyl Records!

Podcast #289: The Revenge of Analog | The Art of Manliness

“Software is eating the world,” or so we’re told. Products that once took up physical space can be contained in our smartphones and held in the palms of our hands. Instead of having a record collection, now we can stream any music any where

Entertainment | Mad Men

The Impeccable Design of "Mad Men" Gets The Requisite Taschen Spotlight

Creator Matt Weiner pulls back the curtain on the making of the seminal TV series in this high-end two-volume book set.

Miscellaneous | OTHER STUFF

Book Publishers Are Printing More #@$% Than Ever - WSJ

Expletive-laden book titles, some with strategically placed asterisks, are proliferating in cookbooks, memoirs, self-help guides, even coloring books for grown-ups—presenting challenges for bookstores and reviewers.

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1984 on Amazon Best Seller List After Donald Trump Inauguration | Fortune.com

The George Orwell novel is enjoying newfound popularity since Donald Trump's inauguration

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The 13 best novels of 2016

2016 will go down in history as a year that changed America’s political landscape forever. And it gave us books that grapple with that changing landscape, fiercely and provocatively; books that delve deeply into the American identity and change the way we see it.

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These are the top 100 books of the year, according to Google

Google ranked the top books and graphic novels of the year, based on their popularity in the Google Play store.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Gilmore Girls Revival: Books to Read After Watching - Motto

Here are the best books — from Toni Morrison to Amy Tan — to read after binge-watching Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on Netflix.

Miscellaneous | This is stuff I like

Words in your ears: the 10 best books podcasts | Books | The Guardian

A bookseller and writer chooses his favourite audio options for those occasions when actually reading a book would be ill-advised

Advice & Self-Help | Dr. Eleanor's Books & Audios

Cosmic Secrets: A Key to Self Discover (Beyond Human Design)

Consciousness is a state of being that we often take for granted. But true consciousness—and all the multidimensionality that comes with it—is the key to unlocking a deeper and more meaningful relationship with our own personalities.

Advice & Self-Help | Dr. Eleanor's Books & Audios

Astrology Essentials: Understanding Charts (Beyond Human Design)

Activate the knowledge deep inside of you and learn how to chart your future with Astrology Essentials, a user-friendly guide from author Eleanor Haspel-Portner, PhD.

News | Health & Wellbeing

How Does That Make You Feel?: True Confessions from Both Sides of the Therapy Couch

How Does That Make You Feel?: True Confessions from Both Sides of the Therapy Couch [Sherry Amatenstein] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. How Does That Make You Feel? obliterates the boundaries between the shrink and the on

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JK Rowling is giving us three new books set in Harry Potter world

When Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was released, a small but hilarious subset of fans reacted with fury when they discovered that the “

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‘Harry Potter’ is back — and so is the bookstore hoopla we haven’t seen since 2007 - The Washington Post

The original cohort of readers has grown up. And the last time a Potter book came out, the Kindle didn't even exist. Can retailers still score a big hit in a new era?

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50 books every kid should read by age 12

The list includes “The Cat in the Hat” and “The Hunger Games, Book 1”; “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” and “I Am Malala”

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New Data Analysis Suggests Only Six Book Plots Exist

Everyone who secretly thought that all novels have the same plot can feel vindicated by new research supporting that suspicion. Sort of.

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Pack These Pages: Three Must-Reads For Summer

Harriet Logan, owner of Loganberry Books in Shaker Heights, Ohio, recommends a graphic novel about trash, a George Eliot classic and a children's book about a bear pianist.

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9 Books That Let You Travel Abroad (Without Leaving Home)

“A promising debut that’s awake to emotional, political, and cultural tensions across time and continents.”

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

2016's Best Books for Entrepreneurs (So Far)

A selection of newly-published books to help you become more successful in life and in business.

Business & Finance | Marketing

10 Classic Copywriting Books for Results-Driven Content Marketers - Copyblogger

Demian Farnworth recommends 10 classic copywriting book that will help modern, results-driven content marketers absorb vital copywriting mechanics.

Entertainment | Entertainment

27 Seriously Underrated Books Every Book Lover Should Read

You've read Harry Potter 12 times now. Put it down, and read these instead.

Advice & Self-Help | Empowering Tools for Growth

25 Books for Success, the Rest of the List

Reading about and applying techniques and success strategies are the best ways to discover and stay focused on your life's journey.

Family & Parenting | Kids

A Parent’s Ultimate Guide to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Are you mad for Harry? We went to the brand new Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood and scoped out every tip and trick that will make your family visit magical.

Entertainment | Entertainment

30 "Guilty Pleasure" Books that are in fact awesome

All books are worth reading, obviously. But some books are slightly more

News | Human Interest Stories

Kids Are Practicing Their Reading Skills to Soothe Shy Shelter Dogs

The Shelter Buddies Reading Program is collaborating with the Humane Society of Missouri to make a huge difference in the lives of both children and animals.…

Music | Music

Prince Announces Memoir: 1st original book scheduled for release autumn 2017

Prince has announced that he is writing a memoir. The currently untitled book is scheduled for release in fall 2017 via Spiegel & Grau (a Random House imprint). It will be Prince's first original book.

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33 1/3 essential books that rock

Stories of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll: These are the basic elements of a rock book. Make the band the Rolling Stones and you get "Life" by Keith Richards (2010), a memoir notable not just because the legendary guitarist lived through all those

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J.K. Rowling sets the record straight on the 8th 'Harry Potter' book

J.K. Rowling has taken to Twitter to field questions about the eighth "Harry Potter" book.

History | History

44 books on 44 presidents: Hitting the wall with Martin Van Buren

In which our brave reader nearly loses his damn mind reading about the eighth president of the United States.

Entertainment | Entertainment News!

The Harry Potter Franchise May Be On The Verge Of a Major Comeback

It may have been five years since the last Harry Potter movie, but the wizarding world could come to dominate the box office again in the near future.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Amazon Rumored to Be Opening 400 Bookstores

In discussing fourth quarter results, the CEO of one of the country's largest mall operators said it is his understanding that Amazon's goal is to open 300 to 400 bookstores.

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'Harry Potter' Fans Rejoice: Four New Wizarding Schools Have Been Revealed By J.K. Rowling

If you’re a Harry Potter fan and you don’t follow the Pottermore Twitter account, you’re doing yourself a disservice. To kick off Universal Orlando’s “Celebration of Harry Potter” three day event down in Florida, Harry Potter actress Evanna Ly

Style & Fashion | Fashion & Beauty

The Best Bookish Perfumes For Bookish Women

We rounded up six beautiful perfumes that were inspired by the smell of old books and literary characters. Voracious readers, this one's for you.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

27 Books Parents Should Read To Their Kids Before They Grow Up

Get ready to read down memory lane...

Family & Parenting | Parenting

The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups (book review)

A new book by Dr. Leonard Sax explains how American parents have forgotten to do the most important job in the world -- raising capable, conscientious, disciplined children who will become valuable members of society.

Business & Finance | Business

Is Amazon's First Brick-and-Mortar Bookstore the Future of Retail?

The online retail giant opened its first physical bookstore this past November, and the rest of the retail world should be paying attention.

Entertainment | Entertainment

The one Bowie book you need to read (and two you don't)

David Bowie loved books, but he had no interest in other people writing books about him.

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

Bucket o'Blood :: Books & Records :: Buy, Sell, Trade. Chicago

We buy, sell, and trade used books and records. Specializing in science fiction, fantasy, horror, literary fiction, popular science, creative non-fiction and biographies

Miscellaneous | Truth

Brave Girl : Jen Hatmaker : RightNow Media

What girl doesn't want to have it all together? Whether popular, not-so-popular, quirky, cool, or anywhere in between, every teen girl wants to love, be loved, and find acceptance and meaning in the world around her. Often feeling alone and insecure,

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The 20 Must-Read Fitness, Health, and Happiness Books of 2014 | Greatist

We found these titles released in the last year inspirational, profound, informative, and straight-up fun!

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One super sleuth 'Harry Potter' fan just worked out why Hedwig had to die

One Harry Potter fan on Tumblr just came up with a theory that perfectly explains Hedwig's death.

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The first thing that Snape says to Harry Potter has much more meaning than we thought

Snape's first words to Harry Potter are actually a cryptic message about his mother, Lily.

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10 Books For Adults That Are Just As Magical As The Harry Potter Series | Bustle

Growing up with the Harry Potter series was a magical thing. So much so that many of us are already planning on reading them to our own kids, because everyone deserves that magical experience. But when you grow up with a series of books as amazingly life-

Politics | Op-Ed

Bill O’Reilly makes a mess of history - The Washington Post

The truth has already caught up with him. Were the lungs the seat of wisdom, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly would be wise, but they are not and he is not. So it is not astonishing that he is doubling down on his wager that the truth cannot catch up with him. It has, however, already done so.

Politics | POLITICS

Bill O’Reilly slanders Ronald Reagan - The Washington Post

The Fox News host’s book “Killing Reagan” is nonsensical history. Donald Trump is just one symptom of today’s cultural pathology of self-validating vehemence with blustery certitudes substituting for evidence. Another is the fact that the book atop the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list is a tissue of unsubstantiated assertions.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Here’s a First Look at ‘Harry Potter’ Prequel ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

The early preview comes courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, whose new issue features star Eddie Redmayne in the cloak and three-piece wool suit that, with any luck, will become as iconic as Harry Potter’s Hogwarts robes. In Rowling’s more narrative adap

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What Bill O’Reilly’s new book on Ronald Reagan gets wrong about Ronald Reagan - The Washington Post

Bad sources and old misconceptions persist in "Killing Reagan"

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Harry Potter echoes in new books by Rainbow Rowell and Patrick Ness

We live in a post-"Star Trek" world, a post-"Star Wars" world, a post-"The Lord of the Rings" world, with these tales echoing throughout our current pop culture climate. It was only a matter of time before "Harry Potter&

Entertainment | Entertainment

Bombay Blues - Tanuja Desai Hidier

  Author/singer-songwriter Tanuja Desai Hidier broke new ground in 2002 with her literary debut Born Confused, the first-ever South Asian …

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UK bookseller takes Kindles off shelves to make room for books

A large book retailer in the UK has decided to pull Kindles from its shelves after "pitiful" sales to put physical books back in their places.

Books | Chicago Readers

800 Books Will Be Left On The 'L' For Riders During Chicago Ideas Week

Eight hundred books will be available on "L" stations and trains for Ideas Week.

Music | Music

Reckless: Chrissie Hynde's Meandering Journey to Rock Stardom | Candy Leonard

The girl we meet in the early pages of Chrissie Hynde's heartfelt and beautifully written memoir, Reckless, is like millions of other cool kids in the sixties who were obsessed with music, became very adept at lying to their parents, and did a lot of drug

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15 Chicago-set stories explore the darker side of humanity in Chicago Noir | Bleader | Chicago Reader

Local author Joe Meno's Chicago Noir: The Classics compiles stories from the likes of Stuart Dybek, Patricia Highsmith, and Nelson Algren—some more hard boiled than others.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Iowa barber gives haircuts to children in exchange for them reading stories to him

DUBUQUE (AP) | Children who read books to a local barber have received a free haircut as part of a community event in Dubuque to help families prepare for the

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Chicago

Leonardo DiCaprio Will Play A Serial Killer In Martin Scorsese's 'Devil In The White City': Chicagoist

Leonardo DiCaprio will play one of Chicago's most prolific serial killers, who did his killing during the World's Fair of 1893, right here in Chicago.

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12 'Harry Potter' Secrets You Didn't Know J.K. Rowling Revealed

It's hard to believe, but the boy wizard, who was born July 31, 1980, is turning 35 this year. Perhaps even harder to believe is that we still don't know everything about him. Though Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows came out in 2007, author J.K. Rowling is still revealing secrets we had no idea about.

Miscellaneous | This is stuff I like

Mary Badham To Kill a Mockingbird Go Set a Watchman Reading and Interview

Mary Badham played the young girl in the film. And just like Scout in the new book, she's grown up and learned a lot.

Entertainment | Entertainment

New Star Wars book excerpt reveals what happens to Rebels after Return of the Jedi

Entertainment Weekly has posted an accidentally leaked excerpt from the beginning of Star Wars: Aftermath, the first book in a series that will bridge the 30-year gap between Return of the Jedi and...

Books | Chicago Readers

10 Quintessential Books Set In Chicago

The Windy City is full of characters, from PureWow Chicago, the free daily lifestyle email for women, featuring the best finds in Arts + Culture for women.

Entertainment | Entertain Me

‘Go Set a Watchman’ Shows Literary Hero Atticus Finch’s Dark Side

In the classic book and iconic film “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Atticus Finch stood as a towering symbol of morality, courage and wisdom. A new book by author Harper Lee now casts him in a different light. In the book “Go Set a Watchman,” to be relea

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Read the First Chapter of Harper Lee’s New Book -- Vulture

Happy Friday: The Wall Street Journal and The Guardian have exclusive excerpts of Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman, the author's first release since To Kill a Mockingbird.

Business & Finance | Business

'I Read This 20 Times:' Five Founders Pick The Best Books For Startups

Five founders pick the best books for startups. One French entrepreneur recommends a literary classic she's read 20 times and says the principles within it have everything to do with her business. Entrepreneurs from around the globe weigh in with their mo

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J.K. Rowling reveals backstory of the Dursleys, Harry Potter's terrible guardians

On what marks the 35th birthday of Dudley Dursley, J.K. Rowling has released new information on Pottermore about Harry Potter's miserable aunt and uncle; Petunia and Vernon Dursley. Surprising to no one, Rowling's notes seem to hint at the fact that she doensn't like these characters very much.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Slippery Things | The Thrilling Sci-Fi Book by Lane Baker

Jaded high school Junior and detention hall regular Larissa Locke has a recurring dream in which creatures sneak into her bedroom at night to perform experiments and extract her blood. Tiny scars on her arm suggest that perhaps she isn’t just dreaming. But wait! If she’s really the victim of blood-sucking alien intruders, then why is her bedroom window still locked each morning?

Travel | Israeli Culture

Arizona IDF reservist releases new thriller about terrorism | JN Blog

Last summer, Dan Gordon, an IDF reservist from Arizona, was a guest blogger for Jewish News, sharing about what life was like along Israel's Gaza border during last summer's conflict. We just received word from him this week that he is headed back to Isra

Books | Books

7 (Fairly) New Books Every Middle-Aged Person Should Read This Summer

Now that nearly everyone in the world has finished The Goldfinch, we need some other book recommendations to get us through the summer. Huff/Post50 turned to its Facebook community to find out wha

Science & Technology | Tech

Steve Jobs: Genius? Of Course. But Selfish Egomaniac, Or Kind, Patient, Human?

New Jobs biography appears to paint a more sympathetic picture of Apple's co-founder.

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Straight To Audiobook: Authors Write Original Works Meant To Be Heard : NPR

Writer Philip Pullman says it's all part of the oral tradition: "Long before writing, people were telling each other stories," he says. Audiobook technology has come a long way since the early days.

Family & Parenting | Kid's

New Dr. Seuss book 'What Pet Should I Get?' coming this summer

Another recently discovered manuscript is coming to summer reading lists, this time in the form of a new Dr. Seuss book. 

Music | Music

Kim Gordon Details Thurston Moore Split, Trashes Courtney Love, Billy Corgan in Memoir | News | Pitchfork

"No one could understand how Thurston, who always had a good nose for the user, the groupie, the nutcase or the hanger-on, had let himself get pulled under by her"

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Little Free Libraries on the wrong side of the law

Crime, homelessness and crumbling infrastructure are still a problem in almost every part of America, but two cities have recently cracked down on one of the country's biggest problems: small community libraries where residents can share books.

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Harper Lee, Author of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ Is to Publish a Second Novel - NYTimes.com

Harper Lee, the reclusive author of the beloved best-selling novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” will publish a second novel in July, her publisher announced Tuesday.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Worthy of Gryffindor: How to Become Friends with Harry Potter | Mental Floss

By the time Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth book in the Harry Potter saga, was published in 2000, the series had already become a smashing success.

Entertainment | Star Trek News

Star Trek eNovella TOS: Shadow of the Machine - Out In March

Star Trek News - Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books will release Star Trek: The Original Series: Shadow of the Machine as an eNovella in March, and StarTrek.com has details.

Miscellaneous | This is stuff I like

J.K. Rowling Finally Gives Harry Potter Fans What They Want | TIME

After days of pretty underwhelming pieces of new ‘content’ on fansite Pottermore, J.K. Rowling has finally delivered. In her latest piece in the 12 Days of Christmas series, Rowling reveals new information about the backstory of Draco Malfoy.

Science & Technology | Trek Merchandise

FIRST LOOK: The Autobiography of James T. Kirk

News - Let... the countdown... begin. The Autobiography of James T. Kirk, produced by Becker&Mayer and published by Titan Books, will be out next fall.

Books | Chicago Readers

10 Books Chicago Librarians Want You To Read

This is the first year the library has put out a "best-of" list geared toward adult readers.

Science & Technology | Trek Merchandise

Book Review: 'These Are the Voyages - The True History of Star Trek: The Original Series, Season Three' by Marc Cushman

For one matter, both Gene Roddenberry and producer Robert Justman gave Cushman access to a treasure trove of original studio archives including staff memos, contracts, schedules, budgets, and network correspondence no one else has had access to. Over the

Home Improvement | In the Garden

4 Great Gift Books for the Garden Lover

We are just swimming in new garden books that are knocking our socks off. We didn’t have room for all of them in our December gift guide, so here are a few more to choose from. Happy shopping/reading/gardening! Cultivating Garden Style (Timber Press

Books | Chicago Readers

The Greatest Ever Chicago Book Tournament

Between now and April, the Reader and its readers will be choosing the greatest book ever written about Chicago.

Books | Books

The 20 Must-Read Fitness, Health, and Happiness Books of 2014!

We found these titles released in the last year inspirational, profound, informative, and straight-up fun!

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The 5 Must-Read Books of November!

Motor City's Divine Diva

1. David Ritz's Respect (Little, Brown) judiciously captures the conflicted life of the legendary Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin...

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5 Book and Pizza Pairings - Neatorama

(Pizza photo: Randy Mayor)Pizza is fun to eat and heavy literature is, well, good for you in a way. It's the literary equivalent of broccoli. You should eat it. A nice greasy pizza will help you digest the prose.But which pizza? Martin Cahill of Quick Boo

Books | Chicago Readers

Best bookstores in Chicago for new and used books

Shop the stacks for new and used books, from novels to nonfiction, at these top bookstores in Chicago

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OverDrive Review: A Free E-Book Lending Service That Requires Some Patience | Re/code

Why pay for e-books when you can get them from free?

History | History

A Complete List of What Every U.S. President Drank - Neatorama

(Photo via Kate Shapiro)If you're the President, you may feel the weight of the nation and the world on your shoulders. But that doesn't mean that you can't pour yourself a tasty alcoholic beverage and rest a bit.Most Presidents of the United States drank

Books | Books

The Best Books For Fall 2014!

Thrillers and memoirs and stories, oh my!...

2014's beach days are numbered. Time to trade in your summery reads for the best new titles this fall has to offer. Below are 27 forthcoming new books, fiction and non-, that we're itching to pick up:

Books | Chicago Readers

Uncharted Books Promotes Literacy in Community

Logan Square's Uncharted Books has been engaging the community through literary and comedic events since January 2012.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

What important messages do some of the greatest self-help books of our time share in common?

Books | Books

The 100 Books Facebook Users Love - The Atlantic

What titles most shaped the site's readers? Harry Potter, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Lord of the Rings—and the Bible.

Books | Chicago Readers

How One Man Ripped Off Millions in Rare Maps, Including in Chicago

Michael Blanding's book "The Map Thief" describes E. Forbes Smiley III's pilfering at Newberry Library.

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Info Graphic Uses Upsetting Book Facts To Get People To Read

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

Newberry Library Book Fair 2014 and Bughouse Square Debates

The 30th annual Newberry Library Book Fair kicks off tomorrow, Thursday July 24th at noon through Sunday, July 27th.  Chicago’s favorite book sale features more that 120,000 used books in over 70 categories from cookbooks to collectibles–most

Books | Books

Kindle Unlimited: it's the end of losing yourself in a good book

Amazon's leaked 'Netflix for books' plan will alarm publishers – and doom old-fashioned anonymous reading, writes John Naughton

Books | Books

James Lee Burke: What You Should Be Reading

The best-selling author on Hemingway, why books are necessary for democracy, and more

Entertainment | Entertainment

Read J.K. Rowling's new post for the latest Harry Potter 'gossip'

Can’t get enough of Harry Potter? Then this is for you. Since March, best-selling author J. K. Rowling has been writing original stories...

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Is your book a self-published masterpiece?

We've chosen our first self-published book of the month. Now we want more, and to champion the best. Please send us your finest work

News | Interesting Stuff

How to write a bestseller and not see a penny

Carmen Aguirre was called a ‘terrorist’ by a Canada Reads panelist, but that didn’t stop it from winning the competition in 2012

Books | Books

The Dylanologists

Detectives on the trail of a musical enigma, Bob Dylan’s most tenacious fans prove nearly as intriguing as the elusive artist they revere. A study ...

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Classic Authors Who Suck, According To Other Classic Authors

Do you hate negative book reviews? Try telling that to Mark Twain, D.H. Lawrence, or any of these famous authors who have trashed their fellow writers' publications! Photos: Associated Press, Getty Interactive infographic by Jan Diehm fo...

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9 Writers Who Are At The Top Of Their Game

Originally posted on Kirkus: Your friends may recommend a book to you they like or maybe you’ve read a review of a book that sounds intriguing. Those will be good reads, no doubt. But when you pick up a book by a writer who’s not only ...

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Library nerds: This candle will lift your soul with the smell of old books - Lost At E Minor: For creative people

It’s amazing just what scents you can get out of candles these days. There was one of Kentucky Fried Chicken, and now we’ve found a candle that library ner

Entertainment | Television

How Don Draper Would Sell Philip Roth's 'Portnoy's Complaint'

A while ago I made an educated guess that this season of Mad Men would feature one or two books that came out in 1969. The Godfather, Kurt Vonnegut, and Margaret Atwood could all still show up in t...

Books | Books

Top 10 books for wine lovers!

The world of wine, with its picturesque vineyards and understated elegance, provides authors with a fabulous setting for any tale – from the entirely fictional to dramatic real-life events.

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Maximalist: America in the World from Truman to Obama

From a writer with long and high-level experience in the U.S. government, a startling and provocative assessment of America’s global domi...

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How Paperbacks Transformed the Way Americans Read

Half a century before e-books turned publishing upside down, a different format threatened to destroy the industry.

Books | Books

Really Harsh Early Reviews of 20 Classic 20th-Century Novels

While these books are adored with the benefit of time and hindsight, they weren't universally loved when they were first published.

Books | Chicago Readers

Chicago Public Library's Top Circulating Books of 2013

New Year's Day is well behind us now, and we've gathered statistics to compile our most popular books of 2013. The rankings reflect the most checkouts and hold requests during calendar year 2013, regardless of when the books were published. Chic

Books | Books

9 Books To Genuinely Inspire Your New Year

Originally published on Kirkus Too many books sold on the inspirational shelves at bookstores are anything but—the advice they offer is too easily considered and sometimes pitying.

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New York Times: Best Illustrated Books

The 10 books whose images are displayed here are the winners of the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books Awards for 2013.