Unwrapping the most beautiful Gutenberg of them all.
Eric Carle's colorful story about metamorphosis remains a staple of baby showers and classroom bookshelves 50 years after its release.
A long-overdue excavation of the book that Hitler called his "bible," and the man who wrote it.
Laura Lippman never meant to become a bestselling author. But when the former newspaper reporter began considering life as a private investigator, the stories began to flow.
What is lost for us with the suburban development of the landscape? The answer is many things — beauty, refuge, relief from the city. I wonder, too, if social position doesn't also play a role here, even for this more modest class.
Book-hoarding is less cute if you think of it as book-privatizing.
Frankie Thomas on the lesser-known L’Engle.
If you skate now or did back in the day, you owe a little something to the misfit crew of the Z-Boys.
Leo Tolstoy did it. So did Gabriel García Márquez and the Tintin comics. Sometimes, the unusual literary device can amplify a story's meaning tremendously.
The life, death and burying of one of America's first famous female novelists.
In 2006, Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times writer and critic Margo Jefferson wrote one of the defining analyses of Michael Jackson.
The problem for the contemporary novelist — a problem less pressing for the author of a text on the history of codfish or the business practices of Uber — is that daily life, that classic subject and location of the novel, is, much like everyday consciousness, no longer narrative.
For the last 15 years, the price of one book type has dipped, while the other has skyrocketed.
When my first novel was published, at least one older Russian audience member asked me if I even considered myself Russian. What right did I have to Russia at this point, so many years after immigration?
The indie cookbook store isn't dead yet, despite near-constant discounts on the online retailer.
"The Satanic Verses" would not be written or published today. What's changed since Salman Rushdie's notorious novel?
Reading is a skill that once you've learned, you probably don't spend much time trying to get better at. (Not all that different from, say, breathing.) And yet, many of us don't have to look far to see signs that there's plenty of room for improvement.
When journalist Jake Malooley talked to the former New York Times executive editor, she admitted only to minor mistakes — but her responses were revealing.
These days, text messaging has seen to it that emojis come before real emotions, but today we'd like to pay tribute to hand-written romance as it becomes increasingly rare.
French writers such as Voltaire and Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle helped shape the Enlightenment with stories of science.
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