“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.
Julia Child’s editor urges singles to get into the kitchen and enjoy making dinner for one.
The 12/25/09 Monitor Books podcast includes news about author Stieg Larsson and an interview with author Greg Mortenson.
What were the best cookbooks of 2009?
Francine Prose tells the story of Anne Frank’s diary: how it come to be written and what happened to it once it appeared in the world.
A young e-reader believes books are a "thing of the past."
As stone tablets gave way the codex, the future of reading is digital – but will the e-reader and the e-book change the nature of how we read?
The trilogy of thrillers penned by Swedish author Stieg Larsson are selling like hotcakes and making headlines for some unusual reasons.
This massive biography of Carver focuses more closely on his self-destructive nature than on his talents.
Caught in the midst of civil strife in Kosovo, a teen faces a multitude of adult-sized challenges.