Inside Wall Street's Most Secretive Fraternity
February 05 2014 1:14 AM
In a compelling new book, Kevin Roose exposes Wall Street's most powerful fraternity and the ordeals faced by young bankers.
Should Hermione Have Ended Up With Harry Instead Of Ron?
February 03 2014 3:44 AM
J.K. Rowling says that she "wrote Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfilment."
Why Amazon Is Launching A Christian Publishing Imprint
January 24 2014 12:09 PM
In the U.S., the Christian-subject market represents a significant number of dedicated readers.
OED Attempts To Regain Relevance Under New Chief Editor
January 22 2014 2:41 AM
Michael Proffitt hopes to keep the dictionary relevant in the Internet era by highlighting its practicality.
Did Bloomsbury Bow To Political Pressure In India?
January 17 2014 3:44 AM
The London-based publisher agreed to destroy copies of a controversial book and apologized to a former aviation minister, local media reported.
New China, Through An Old Lens: A Unique Perspective On Development
January 15 2014 2:53 PM
Austrian-born artist and now Beijing resident Lukas Birk found a new perspective on China with some expired cassettes of Polaroid film.
Why France Is Not Likely To Be Amazon.com Country
January 10 2014 11:59 AM
A proposed law may jeopardize some online book sales.
15 Of Amiri Baraka’s Most Memorable Quotes
January 10 2014 12:57 AM
Amiri Baraka passed away on Jan. 9 in New Jersey at the age of 79.
Amiri Baraka, Writer-Activist, Dies At 79
January 09 2014 5:33 PM
The former LeRoi Jones was a major black cultural and political figure for decades.
Barnes & Noble's Digital Holiday Sales: The Awful Truth
January 09 2014 1:14 PM
The last major bookstore may opt to outsource its device-manufacturing soon.
Book Lover Gift Ideas: What To Buy Readers This Christmas
December 11 2013 11:26 AM
Six original gift ideas to buy book lovers this Christmas.
The Rise Of China's 'Tuhao': Coming To A Dictionary Near You?
November 20 2013 6:19 AM
The word 'tuhao', which refers to China's flashy wealthy population, could join the ranks of 'selfie' and 'twerk.'
Happy Birthday Kurt Vonnegut! How To Get Author’s Kindle Books For Cheap On Amazon
November 11 2013 6:28 PM
Amazon's Daily Deals honors Kurt Vonnegut on his birthday, which falls on Veteran's Day.
Amazon Teaming With Independent Bookstores? That's Not A Misprint
November 06 2013 11:24 AM
The e-commerce giant has offered to sell Kindles at a discount to retailers, which can sell them to customers and get a cut of e-book sales.
NYC Woman Goes From Private School To S&M Dungeon
October 29 2013 6:20 PM
In her new book "The Posh Girl's Guide To Play," 36-year-old Alexis Lass reveals how she went from attending an elite boarding school to becoming a dominatrix.
What I Learned From 'The Book Of Jezebel'
October 22 2013 6:01 PM
"The Book Of Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Lady Things," was a collaboration of Jezebel's writers, past and present.
Why Do (Some) Scientists Dislike Malcolm Gladwell?
October 17 2013 10:39 PM
Some of the strongest criticisms of the popular writer's works have come from scientists.
New Book Debunks JFK Assassination Theory
October 15 2013 2:56 PM
The author of a book marking the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination says Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, firing three shots from the Texas School Book Depository.
Phillip Roth Did Not Win The Nobel Prize For Literature, You Fools
October 11 2013 4:46 PM
Tablet magazine confused and alienated some readers with its fake announcement that Philip Roth had won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Waters Of Lake Natron Petrify Animals That Fall In
October 02 2013 11:53 PM
In a series of eerie photographs, Nick Brandt captured the calcified remains of animals that washed up on the shores of Lake Natron in Tanzania.