James "Whitey" Bulger – alleged gangster and known book lover – was sometimes sought in bookstores during his 16 years on the run.
Pottermore is a free, collaborative website that will offer new material about Harry Potter and exclusive access to Harry Potter e-books.
J.K. Rowling has said that she will reveal the nature of her new website, Pottermore, tomorrow. Until then, here are our Top 5 best guesses.
As pro-democracy activists continue to battle the government of Bashar al-Assad, Syria looks likely to remain in the headlines for weeks and months to come. For those hoping to better understand one of the most influential countries in the current Mideast power dynamic, here are six books – a mix of literature, history, and politics – that offer insight.
Unexploded shells from World War I in Europe are a constant reminder of the enduring perils of war.
The surprising careers of self-published writers like Amanda Hocking and John Locke may raise as many questions as answers.
Most diehard Harry Potter fans will swear that they know everything there is to know about each of J.K. Rowling's books. But how well do you really know the 7th book in the series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"? As we all prepare for the July 15, 2011, release of the movie version of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2" – the eighth and final "Harry Potter" film – take our quiz and find out!
Spam is cluttering Amazon's Kindle bookstore in the shape of "spam-books."
J.K. Rowling is whipping up excitement about Pottermore, her mysterious new website that's said to be "amazing," "engaging," "breathtaking" – and completely secret until June 23.
We asked our readers what they are reading this month and – on a scale of 1 to 10 – here are the books they're enjoying the most.