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  • Thirty ideas from people under 30: The Artisans

    They are explorers and activists, artists and educators, farmers and faith leaders – even mayors. And they have trenchant suggestions on how to improve the world.

  • 6 books you should resolve to read in 2012

    6 books you should resolve to read in 2012

    It’s common practice, as the year draws to a close, to reflect on the past twelve months – to think back on what you did, how you spent your time, and who you spent it with. My years, more than anything, are shaped by books so when I look back I’m thinking about what I read. The same goes for thinking about the year to come: When I make my New Year’s resolutions, it’s pretty much just a long list of books that I want to get my hands on. And so, in looking forward to 2012, here are some things that I’ve already gotten my hands on; it would be wise of you to do the same. If what I’m reading (and loving) is any indication, 2012 is going to be a strange and wonderful year.

  • 10 best fiction books of 2011

    10 best fiction books of 2011

    From an unnamed Balkan landscape to a baseball diamond at a small Midwestern college to an alternate universe, the fiction offerings of 2011 ranged far and wide. Here are the 10 that our Monitor reviewers found to be the most outstanding.

  • Bestselling books the week of 12/1/11, according to IndieBound*

    Bestselling books the week of 12/1/11, according to IndieBound*

    What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

  • National Book Awards: the 2011 fiction nominees

    National Book Awards: the 2011 fiction nominees

    The 2011 National Book Award winners will be chosen tonight at 8 p.m at a black-tie ceremony in New York hosted by actor and author John Lithgow.  This year's nominees were not without controversy, most notably in the Young Adult category, where author Lauren Myracle was first erroneously listed as a nominee for her novel, “Shine” and then was asked to withdraw her nomination. (At Myracle's request, the National Book Foundation made a $5,000 donation to the Mathew Shephard Foundation in exchange.) In the adult fiction category, judges chose to honor some less-publicized books over some of the bigger “event” novels of the year, such as Ann Patchett's “State of Wonder” and Jeffrey Eugenides's “The Marriage Plot.”  Here's a look at the five finalists for the fiction prize.

  • 5 National Book Award 2011 fiction finalists

    5 National Book Award 2011 fiction finalists

    The 2011 National Book Award fiction winner will be announced on Nov. 16. Which of these five novels will be the winner?

  • Bestselling books the week of 9/1/11, according to IndieBound*

    Bestselling books the week of 9/1/11, according to IndieBound*

    What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

  • Bestselling books the week of 8/25/11, according to IndieBound*

    Bestselling books the week of 8/25/11, according to IndieBound*

    What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

  •  Bestselling books the week of 8/18/11, according to IndieBound*

    Bestselling books the week of 8/18/11, according to IndieBound*

    What's selling best in independent bookstores across America?

  •  Bestselling books the week of 8/11/11, according to IndieBound*

    Bestselling books the week of 8/11/11, according to IndieBound*

    What's selling best in independent bookstores across America?