The US State Department calls the purchase of Obama's books "standard practice," but critics call it "inappropriate."
Rapper 50 Cent says he sometimes bullied others while growing up and now wants to use his influence on teenagers to get them thinking about the issue.
Producer Brian Grazer says that Stephen King's "Dark Tower" series will air on HBO – but it's still uncertain which movie studio will take on the film portion of the project.
College seniors struggling with life and love, a newly freed sex offender, and four women living through the Roman conquests are only a few of the colorful characters scattered through the 10 October books that Amazon's editors picked as their favorites. Here are the books the Amazon editors read and loved.
Michelle Obama, who's become known for her advocacy for healthy eating and exercise, will give tips to readers on how to start their own edible gardens.
OR Books says it will release a history of the Occupy Wall Street movement in December.
Is Kindle Format 8 KF8 – and its inevitable copycats – the final nail in the coffin for paper books?
If only you'd known.... in the new book "Dear Me," edited by Joseph Galliano, celebrities give advice to themselves at age 16. Some of the letters are funny ("Calculus. Trust me. You'll never use it," writes Jodi Picoult) and others are poignant ("Keep listening to that inner voice. It will carry you," Rose McGowan tells her 16-year-old self). Here are some of the best.
Bill O'Reilly's thriller, "Killing Lincoln," gives us a Lincoln cleansed of all controversy and complexity.
For those who browse young adult shelves, the choices may be starting to blur: girl meets supernatural boy, then must choose between two boys. Or – for a little variety – supernatural girl meets human boy, then must choose between two boys. Vampires, fairies, angels – they're all over the young adult section. So, in the spirit of Teen Read Week, here are five gripping young adult titles that manage to keep otherworldly creatures and dramatic love triangles well out of sight.
Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice writes about her disagreements with the Bush administration, her thoughts on the war in Iraq, and her own response to Hurricane Katrina.
Chris Van Allsburg's "The Chronicles of Harris Burdick" now has accompanying stories by Stephen King, Sherman Alexie, and others.