Amazon is in talks with publishers to create an e-book service that would let customers pay to rent books, just the way they now do movies.
Ikea is redesigning its iconic “Billy” bookcase, assuming that digital-age customers will be using them more and more for "tchotchkes" and less and less for books.
Calvin Trillin's beloved wife Alice died on Sept. 11, 2001 – in a strange but unrelated parallel to the terrorist attacks on the city that both the Trillins loved.
Hart was a college student in 1971 when he first glimpsed the potential of the e-book.
Who was this Ponzi guy? Author Mitchell Zuckoff explains.
This fall is crowded with new releases from literary heavyweights from Tom Perrotta and Jeffrey Eugenides to Joan Didion and Haruki Marukami. But it also offers two new names worth searching out: Erin Morgenstern and Chad Harbach, both of whose debut novels offer readers a chance to dive into fully realized worlds. In one, it’s a 19th-century traveling circus that’s open only at night; in the other, it’s a Midwestern baseball field. Both novels feature protagonists who are the very best at what they do. (Morgenstern and Harbach are no slouches, either.)
When it comes to 9/11 books, you may need help digging your way through the stack – the piles of new titles, old titles, and re-released anniversary titles – to figure out what works for you.
Not yet, says our critic. But while we wait for the standout still to come, here are a few near misses.
A new group of younger, more violent Somali pirates may be on the rise, says Jay Bahadur, author of "The Pirates of Somalia."