A curated selection of videos, including book trailers, brief interviews, and other literary curiosities updated daily.

Jacqueline Woodson

"Brown Girl Dreaming is in verse because that's the way memory comes." Jacqueline Woodson speaks about her autobiographical novel, published by Nancy Paulsen Books last August, winner of the 2014 National Book Award in young people’s literature. Woodson was named the new young people’s poet laureate by the Poetry Foundation last week.


"What if there was a place just for book lovers?" Booklandia.TV is a new web video channel featuring author interviews, book reviews, literary news, and more. The channel is produced by the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication in Portland, Oregon in partnership with Powell's Books.

A Day at the Mall Reminds Me of America

This recent installment from Motionpoems by film director Ayse Altinok features a poem from Sarah Blake’s debut collection, Mr. West (Wesleyan, 2015), an unauthorized lyric biography of Kanye West.

Find Your Story in a Book

In this video series from Penguin Random House, readers on the streets of New York are asked for their thoughts on books and reading. Malik from Long Island shares why John Green's Paper Towns (Dutton Books, 2008) is his favorite book.

Children of the 'Narm

Spoken word artist Caleb Femi tells the story of the British-Nigerian experience in London’s Peckham district in his poem "Children of the 'Narm." Femi was the winner of the 2015 Roundhouse Poetry Slam in London.

The Hopeful

Tracy O'Neill's debut novel, released today by Ig Publishing, explores the life of a sixteen-year-old ice skating prodigy after a traumatic injury.

The End of the Tour

Based on David Lipsky’s book Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace (Broadway Books, 2010), this forthcoming film follows Lipsky's five-day interview with David Foster Wallace just after the publication of his book Infinite Jest (Little, Brown, 1996). The film is directed by James Ponsoldt with a screenplay by Donald Margulies.

What Does Out of Print Mean?

What exactly does it mean for a book to be out of print? AbeBooks explains how technology and the prevalence of e-books and print-on-demand books have changed the rules for supply and demand.

An Interview With Nikki Giovanni

"I write pretty good poetry most of the time, and that's what I want to do." Nikki Giovanni responds to the notion of being a living legend and shares stories of her experience in the Black Arts Movement.

Poems From the News

"Engaged, open, curious, firm, prepared by all that’s come before, no surprises, but ready to be surprised again." PBS NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Brown speaks about his experiences in his life and work that influenced his debut poetry collection, The News: Poems (Copper Canyon Press, 2015).