| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Dog memoirs are a tricky literary tradition. Writers are naturally solitary people, so it's no surprise they often form close bonds with such loyal, social animals and that, in turn, their pooches begin to inspire (or some might say dictate) their written...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 10:00 AM
In his new novel "The City Under the Skin" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 272 pp., $26), Geoff Nicholson plumbs the depths of an unnamed city after young women begin turning up with crude maps tattooed on their backs.
His characters, including a hapless...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 12:04 PM
“Are books the new vinyl? I think they are,” Jen Hitchcock says. A 20-year veteran of the music industry, she had seen vinyl records disappear and then return as a viable form. When she was laid off from her job in music publishing, she took...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:12 AM
About a month ago I quit Amazon cold turkey, and I feel great.
I have bought nothing from Amazon since May 16. Not a book, not a DVD, not an MP3. After years of purchasing pop culture from the mega e-retailer at an embarrassing pace — even as I...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Hillary Rodham Clinton is on top. On top of bestseller lists, that is.
"Hard Choices," Clinton's memoir, has sold more than 100,000 copies during its first week on sale, publisher Simon & Schuster told the Associated Press. The book covers her years...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 10:30 AM
You only get the amazing experience of college once in your life. Sometimes this experience is the best in your life, and at other times, even the strongest people want to give up and cry.
You'll encounter a big learning curve as you...
| May 8, 2014
| 1:00 PM
When Adam Bernales and Denice Diaz started Seite Books in a little storefront in East Los Angeles, a lot of people thought their taste in books was too highbrow.
The offerings on the store's first, sparsely stocked shelf when it opened in 2010...
| May 7, 2014
| 11:57 AM
Author Farley Mowat has died at 92, the Toronto Star reports. The Canadian naturalist, best known for his book "Never Cry Wolf," was a memoirist and environmental advocate.
Mowat was born in Ontario, Canada, in 1921 and served in World War II. Upon...
| May 23, 2014
| 2:45 PM
In less than four weeks, J.K. Rowling's next book will be published -- but readers hoping to pre-order it on Amazon will be disappointed. Although it had been available to pre-order for months, "The Silkworm," written under Rowling's pseudonym Robert...
| May 28, 2014
| 3:49 PM
England has the Man Booker ($83,000) and the Folio Fiction Prize ($66,000). American poets have the Kingsley Tufts Award ($100,000) and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize ($100,000). English-language writers worldwide, working in any genre, are eligible for...
| May 8, 2014
| 6:33 AM
Could it be a conspiracy?
More like fandom. Today is Thomas Pynchon's birthday -- his 77th -- and to celebrate the author's work, a faithful reader has dubbed May 8 Pynchon in Public Day.
It's not an attempt to draw the famously reclusive writer out...