When bookstores and newspapers everywhere are hurting, how do you decide which city reads the most?
She may have written homey tales of family, but Louisa May Alcott’s own life was filled with struggle.
Book headlines are starting to look like all Kindle, all the time.
A cheapskate herself, Lauren Weber considers how and why Americans spend.
"The Looking House" by Fred Marchant was selected by BarnesandNobleReview.com as one of the best poetry books of 2009.
This excellent biography offers a much-needed adjustment of Woodrow Wilson’s place in popular history.
The inspiring sequel to "Three Cups of Tea" follows Greg Mortenson into remote Afghanistan where he continues his quest to build schools.
The 12/21/09 edition of the Monitor Books podcast
When B. Dalton's closes, Laredo, Tex., will be the largest city in the US with no bookstore.
“A Christmas Carol” was not just a book but rather a Victorian-era Christmas miracle.
Why some books strike you differently now than when you first read them.
Updike as critic: versatile, diligent, erudite, entertaining.
Louis Armstrong was both a great artist and a popular success.
A collection of the work – professional and personal – of photographer Annie Leibowitz.
Evocative account of Arctic strays toward soapbox.
With Canadian icon The Toronto Women's Bookstore in peril, the future looks bleak for women's bookstores.
Jane Gardam's sequel to "Old Filth" paints a rich and mature portrait of a decades-long marriage.
The bizarre story of how the planet Earth came to be represented on paper.
Shortcovers e-reading app is rebranded as Kobo.
Two of 2009's bestselling books – 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' and 'The Help' – will both become films.