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Snakes, Bots, and Socks, Oh My!: A Bookstore 2019-12-13 08:00:27TweetSomeone came up to one of our children’s specialists the other day and asked if anyone had ever retrieved the $200 Harry Potter boxed set t

School & Library Spotlight 2019: Education and Representation 2019-12-13 00:00:00Librarians share their takeaways from the American Association of School Librarians National Conference, which wrapped up November 16 in Louisville, K

Born of Friendship, the Book Group Is Making 2019-12-13 00:00:00

Why It's Time to Quantify the Library's Role 2019-12-13 00:00:00Guy LeCharles Gonzalez argues that everyone would benefit from a collaborative, good-faith, and transparent effort to effectively measure the impact o

ABPA Looks at Nonfiction Trends 2019-12-13 00:00:00

Fifty Years of Fraud: PW Talks with Adam 2019-12-13 00:00:00

The Weekly Scorecard: December 2019 2019-12-13 00:00:00Print Units Slipped 1.3% in Early December

October Bookstore Sales Fell 1.7% 2019-12-13 00:00:00

This Week's Bestsellers: December 16, 2019 2019-12-13 00:00:00

Wes Moore, Julia Alvarez Highlight ALA Midwinter 2020 2019-12-13 00:00:00At the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, librarians will gear up for what figures to be an eventful year with a slate of inspiring authors and sp

Faith-Based Titles Leading the 2020 Lists 2019-12-13 00:00:00We look at what religion and spirituality publishers are highlighting in the first part of the new year.

How to Kick the Next Book Blues 2019-12-13 00:00:00An author argues for the importance, after a successful debut, of letting the imagination roam.

The New Yorker: Books &

Can Surrogacy Remake the World? 2019-12-11 06:00:00Jessica Weisberg writes about the state of surrogacy in modern times, drawing upon theories from Sophie Lewis’s “Full Surrogacy Now,&rdquo

Emilio Fraia on Stories Within Stories 2019-12-09 06:00:00The author Emilio Fraia discusses “Sevastopol,” her story from the December 16, 2019, issue of The New Yorker.

Briefly Noted Book Reviews 2019-12-09 06:00:00“The Cheffe,” “Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen,” “Parisian Lives,” and “Medieval Bodies.”

Marriage, Betrayal, and the Letters Behind “The Dolphin” 2019-12-09 06:00:00Thomas Mallon on how the correspondence between Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Hardwick gave rise to a scandal about the ethics of turning life into art.

“Sevastopol,” by Emilio Fraia 2019-12-09 06:00:00Fiction by Emilio Fraia: “Klaus wiped milk from his mustache with a napkin and said that all stories, at heart, were weird stories where nothing

Sunday Reading: Winter Adventures 2019-12-08 06:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive, stories of wintertime expeditions and seasonal globe-trotters by David Grann, Susan Orlean, Kathryn Schulz, Nick

Do We Have Minds of Our Own? 2019-12-04 06:00:00Meghan O’Gieblyn reviews new books by the neuroscientists Michael Graziano and Christof Koch, the novelist Tim Parks, and the cognitive scientis

What Jacques Derrida Understood About Friendship 2019-12-03 12:45:34Hua Hsu writes about the French philosopher Jacques Derrida’s book “The Politics of Friendship.”

Clare Sestanovich Reads “Old Hope” 2019-12-03 09:00:00On the Writer’s Voice podcast, Deborah Treisman hosts the author Clare Sestanovich, who reads her short story “Old Hope,” from the D

Clare Sestanovich on Desire and the Dangers of 2019-12-02 06:00:00The author Clare Sestanovich discusses “Old Hope,” her story from the December 9, 2019, issue of The New Yorker.

The Best Books of 2019 2019-12-02 06:00:00Katy Waldman picks the best books of 2019, including “Mostly Dead Things,” by Kristen Arnett, “How We Fight for Our Lives,” by

Ralph Ellison’s Slow-Burning Art 2019-12-02 06:00:00Kevin Young on how sixty years of the writer Ralph Ellison’s letters chart his evolution from iconoclast to icon.

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The best fiction books of 2019 end the 2019-12-06 14:18:16Monitor reviewers share the titles that stood out, including two impressive debut novels and stories centered on global themes.

‘My Penguin Year’ tells a compelling tale of 2019-12-03 17:28:47Lindsay McCrae missed the birth of his son to film in Antarctica. It made him appreciate the role that male penguins play in raising the chicks.

The unthinkable sinkable Titanic marked the end of 2019-12-03 16:58:06In “The Ship of Dreams,” Gareth Russell explores the excess and hubris that characterized the Edwardian age through the lives of six passe

‘The Movie Musical!’ dances through the heyday of 2019-12-03 16:20:11Jeanine Basinger‘s sweeping history casts an insightful, and affectionate, eye over decades of films that defined their eras.

The unheralded women of the Disney Studios 2019-11-25 21:51:50In “The Queens of Animation,” Nathalia Holt takes a fascinating look at the women behind Disney classics like “Cinderella” and

A bounty of books to spark adventures for 2019-11-25 06:00:00Friendship, culture, and travel enliven the best picture books of 2019. And tweens will be pulled into our entertaining middle-grade picks.

Scripture as an art form? Q&A with Karen 2019-11-22 12:15:34Former Roman Catholic nun and religion scholar Karen Armstrong discusses the practical side of faith in her latest book, “The Lost Art of Script

National Book Awards 2019 celebrate the vitality of 2019-11-22 10:24:09A diverse group of writers was recognized by the National Book Foundation for shaping the literary landscape over the past year.

The new canon of #MeToo 2019-11-18 15:14:23Several new books seek to define the values of #MeToo. Will they change popular consciousness, or turn suffering into forgettable entertainment?

Four audiobooks to keep you company 2019-11-18 09:25:13Turn up the volume (and the heat) with this month’s selections, including a spine-tingling thriller and a complicated mystery.

10 books to get you feeling grateful for 2019-11-14 15:16:24Winter is a time to look back on the year and prepare for the future. Get in a thoughtful mood with the 10 best books of November 2019.

The New York Review of Books

The Drums of Cyberwar 2019-12-05 10:30:37In mid-October, a cybersecurity researcher in the Netherlands demonstrated, online, as a warning, the easy availability of the Internet protocol addre

Making Shakespeare Sing 2019-12-04 05:00:39Giuseppe Verdi’s last two operas, the Shakespearean diptych of Otello and Falstaff, together constitute my favorite case study in what happens w

The Gun Violence Epidemic Plaguing Arab-Israeli Society 2019-12-04 04:35:37The problem of gun violence in Israel’s Arab communities has become a national emergency. Even before the recent general election, a poll conduc

The Framers’ Answers to Three Myths About Impeachment 2019-12-03 03:05:13Congress is not a “co-equal” branch of government with the presidency. It is by far the superior branch. James Madison made that clear for

The Lebanese Street Asks: ‘Which Is Stronger, Sect 2019-12-02 02:00:09“Sectarian leaders have been keeping voters captive,” Karim Emile Bitar, a political scientist and professor at Lebanon’s renowned S

No More Nice Dems 2019-12-01 05:00:55The likes of Joe Biden and Barack Obama and Chuck Schumer seem actually averse to defeating Republicans. Unlike their opponents, they don’t appe

The Art of Losing 2019-11-30 05:00:27In 1970 Robert Lowell was a visiting fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, and Elizabeth Hardwick was at home in New York with their thirteen-year-old

A Message from Your Candidate 2019-11-30 02:00:44Friends, what we are proving together in this campaign is that running for president doesn’t need to involve sucking up to deep pockets and taki

Michael Jang’s American Portraits 2019-11-29 02:00:31For most of the twentieth century, the day-to-day lives of Asian Americans were barely depicted in mainstream art and media. While European immigrant

It Was Mary and Paul 2019-11-28 02:00:46To the Editors: In my otherwise enthusiastic review of Christopher de Hamel’s Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts, I queried his interpretation

No Second Thoughts 2019-11-28 02:00:37To the Editors: I am very grateful to Nick Laird for his generous review of my anthology, The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem. There is, however, one m

‘This Sense of Somebody-ness’ 2019-11-27 08:00:49We think about race in America in glimpses. Multiple lenses are needed to illuminate the long histories of injustice, oppression, and cruelty in this