“Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all,” Henry David Thoreau once wisely counseled. It is in that spirit that we offer this list. As happens every year, 2016 was full of widely praised books, but the 15 listed here are the nonfiction titles the Monitor’s book critics most hope you will not miss. So for the holidays and beyond: Happy reading!
Good grief! The award-winning series concludes with rare 'Peanuts' art and stories by creator Charles Schulz.
Rare Disney Comics are brought back into the spotlight in a deluxe hardcover.
From Montaigne to Hillary Clinton to all the rest of us, there's rest, reflection, and wisdom to be found in books.
Libraries from Massachusetts to California are expanding to more unusual offerings like clothing exchanges and tai-chi sessions. 'For a long time, we’ve tried to make sure people come in for more than checking out books,' says Leah Price, communications director for the Library Foundation of Los Angeles.
In the weeks before Christmas, the Wish Book grew dogeared with desire.