The books editor at O, the Oprah Magazine discusses how she got her start in the literary world, the selection criteria behind Oprah’s Book Club picks, and her favorite books of the year.
In celebration of ten years, sixty-five million users, and sixty-nine million book reviews, a history of Goodreads—from its beginnings as a tool for readers to its growth into an important platform for book promotion.
A new literary trend is gaining traction across the country: Silent Book Clubs, parties in which a group of people gather at a bar, library, or private home to read together silently.
WNYC talks to poet Evie Shockley about her #DearPresident message; on great sentences; librarians’ top-ten September books; and other news.
Rigoberto González on the marginalization of Latino poets; celebrities and their “book selfies”; Pulitzers boost book sales; and other news.
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Founded in 2010, Bent River Books & Music is an independent bookstore located in the historic Verde Valley of Arizona between Sedona and Jerome. While it offers a variety of both fiction and nonfiction, it also offers books on Arizona history, Southwestern Native American culture, anthropology, and earth-friendly living. Bent River hosts its own book club and also features creative writing workshops and readings by local authors. Hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 12 PM to 5 PM.
Established in 1968, Page and Palette is a third-generation family-owned bookstore offering new and used books in all genres. The bookstore also features a café, Latte Da, which sells coffee, tea, ice cream, and pastries. In addition to hosting its own book club, Page and Palette supports local reading groups, offering gathering space as well as a 15 percent discount for book club reads. Discounts are also available for books required by local schools. Hours are Monday through Friday 8 AM to 6 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 6 PM, and Sunday 12 PM to 5 PM with extended café hours.
Open Road hires Ira Silverberg; the Los Angeles Times profiles City Lights Bookstore; an artist reimagines works by Cormac McCarthy and others; and other news.