• Brandon Sanderson on Why We Still Read Books In the Internet Era

    Brandon Sanderson on Why We Still Read Books In the Internet Era

      #GetPopCultured kicks off today with Preview Weekend! Come on in to your local B&N, where we’ll be featuring the works of many authors—including Brandon Sanderson, who joins us on the blog today to talk about why books are still […]

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    Christopher Paolini On Finishing the Inheritance Cycle and Starting A New (Sci Fi!) Project

    Christopher Paolini will be appearing at the Bozeman, MT Barnes & Noble on Saturday, July 19, at 2 p.m., as part of Preview Weekend, the first event in #GetPopCultured! He was kind enough to share a few thoughts on what it […]

  • What to Read Next if You Liked California, Orange is the New Black, On Writing, Blood Feud, or Midnight in Europe

    What to Read Next if You Liked California, Orange is the New Black, On Writing, Blood Feud, or Midnight in Europe

    After an avalanche of pre-release hype and an endorsement by no less than Stephen Colbert, Edan Lepucki’s dystopian debut, California, is finally out. If you’ve already discovered that all the buzz (“lush, intricate, deeply disturbing” —Jennifer Egan) about this character-based […]

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7 Books NOT to Bring to the Beach

7 Books NOT to Bring to the Beach

It’s summertime! Everybody do the popsicle dance! (That’s just a regular dance of your choosing, done while eating popsicles.) As readers, we all know that finding the perfect piece of beachside reading is essential. You want something fun and easy, […]

by × July 21, 2014 ×

NEW RELEASES

5 Reasons to Read Terry Brooks’ The High Druid’s Blade

5 Reasons to Read Terry Brooks’ The High Druid’s Blade

Comparable in size and scope to Tolkien’s Middle-earth, Feist’s Midkemia, and Silverberg’s Majipoor, Terry Brooks’ Shannara is among the most richly described and meticulously historied fantasy realms in literature. And Brooks has expanded his Shannara canon even more with the […]

by × July 21, 2014 ×

CHILDREN'S BOOKS REVISITED

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Cures 5 Fictional Villains

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Cures 5 Fictional Villains

While writing this post, I stopped by my local Barnes & Noble to revisit the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books. When I asked the sales assistant where the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle books could be found, she asked me if I was the […]

by × July 21, 2014 ×

NEW FICTION

Robin Black’s Life Drawing Resonates

Robin Black’s Life Drawing Resonates

At a time when novels’ female characters are routinely declawed in order to make them “sympathetic,” Gus, the narrator of Robin Black’s resonant first novel Life Drawing, reminds us why less immediately likeable female characters can be so memorable and […]

by × July 21, 2014 ×

ADAPTATIONS

Musical Theater Geeks & Book Nerds Unite: 8 Literary Musicals to Swoon For

Musical Theater Geeks & Book Nerds Unite: 8 Literary Musicals to Swoon For

Fangirls, fanboys, can you handle this? Are you ready for this jelly? Because we’re pulling together two obsessions in one post—books and musicals! Watch out or we’re all gonna spontaneously start singing “Seasons of Love” while smelling the pages of […]

by × July 18, 2014 ×

BEACH READS

10 Beach Books Perfect For a Summer Escape

10 Beach Books Perfect For a Summer Escape

We’re already in the heat of July, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned about summer, it’s that if you don’t take care to plan some fun outdoorsy activities, it will pass by in the blink of an eye! And […]

by × July 18, 2014 ×

WE RECOMMEND

9 Great Book Recommendations For Magazine Lovers

9 Great Book Recommendations For Magazine Lovers

Does your mailman scowl when he comes to your house? Maybe it’s because you subscribe to enough magazines to cover a doctor’s office. Of course, we get it—who wouldn’t want to live in the calm, elegant homes in Martha Stewart […]

by × July 18, 2014 ×

WORLD WAR I

Remembering World War I with 10 Astounding Books

Remembering World War I with 10 Astounding Books

This summer marks the 100-year anniversary of the start of World War I. Whether you’re a history buff well-versed in the events of the Great War, or someone who has just begun to be curious, we’ve got a collection of […]

by × July 18, 2014 ×

GRAPHIC NOVELS

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I <3 These Never-Before-Seen Chapter Samplers (and They Could Be Yours!)

We are gearing up for a BIG, FUN weekend at B&N, and you are cordially invited to come play and get lots of free stuff (while supplies last!). July 18-20 is Preview Weekend for #GetPopCultured, B&N’s month-long celebration of books, […]

by × July 17, 2014 ×