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The Library Book

BEYOND CATEGORY

The Library Book

Reviewed by Heller McAlpin ×

In the new book from the author of the bestselling "The Orchid Thief," the story of a catastrophic fire opens the door to fascinating journey into the world of libraries.
The Book that Changed America: How Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation

AMERICAN HISTORY

The Book that Changed America: How Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation

Reviewed by Barbara Spindel ×

When a network of American readers passed around a single copy of Darwin's revolutionary work, they enlisted the book in a cause dear to their hearts. Review by Barbara Spindel.
The Third Eye of the Imagination

DAYBOOK

The Third Eye of the Imagination

By Steve King ×

Celebrating the 1,148th birthday of the world's oldest dated book, the "Diamond Sutra." By Steve King.
Michael Dirda on Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books

INTERVIEW

Michael Dirda on Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books

A Conversation with Bill Tipper ×

What makes someone a great reader? Ask a pro. The answer lies in his new memoir of the literary life, one he depicts as a dazzling treasure hunt and exercise of our sympathies.
Celebrating World Book Night

In the Margin

Celebrating World Book Night

By Quindlen Krovatin ×

On Tuesday, April 23, I'll be handing out twenty copies of Jesmyn Ward's National Book Award–winning novel, Salvage the Bones, as part of World Book Night. What began in Spain circa...

My Ideal Bookshelf

Long List

My Ideal Bookshelf

by James Mustich ×

 Thessaly La Force interviewed dozens of famous readers -- everyone from Jennifer Egan to Judd Apatow -- to learn what books they prize most dearly. Then Jane Mount turned their...

Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores

Long List

Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores

by James Mustich ×

It's a fact: bookstore clerks remember all of the odd questions they're asked by customers. You can share in their gobsmacked disbelief with Jen Campbell's hilarious compilation....

Spring Cleaning

Reviews & Essays

Spring Cleaning

Essay by Danny Heitman ×

The painful task of saying goodbye to good books.

The Case for Books

Reviews & Essays

The Case for Books

Reviewed by Matthew Battles ×

Essays from a celebrated historian of the book attempt to chart the past and future of an endangered species.