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"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see."

—John Burroughs (1837-1921) American naturalist, writer


NYT Book News

Former Navy SEAL Team Member Investigated for Bin Laden Disclosures  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:34:35 GMT
A former Navy SEAL who wrote a best seller about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under criminal investigation for disclosing classified material.

Books of The Times: Emily St. John Mandel’s ‘Station Eleven,’ a Flu Apocalypse  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:54:48 GMT
Emily St. John Mandel’s novel “Station Eleven” envisions a world in which a strain of flu wipes out most of civilization.

Horror From Cemetery Dance, EC Archives, Centipede Press  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:23:14 GMT
On Halloween, a look at three small publishers of horror novels and comics.

Children's Books: 'Red Knit Cap Girl and the Reading Tree' by Naoko Stoop  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:05:07 GMT
In the third offering in the Red Knit Cap Girl picture-book series, the heroine and her animal friends create a library in an inviting tree.

Bruce Springsteen: By the Book  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:00:04 GMT
The musician and author of the new picture book “Outlaw Pete” likes reading about cosmology: “I find men and women struggling to answer the deepest questions we can ask freeing.”

Best Illustrated Books  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:50:38 GMT
The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2014, with sample artwork from each.
ArtsBeat: Have You Got Questions for Gillian Flynn or Cheryl Strayed?  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:48:24 GMT
Let us know what you would ask these best-selling authors.

ArtsBeat: Seattle Sorts Library Books Faster than New York? Fuhgeddaboudit  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:17:56 GMT
New York’s library book sorter has proven itself superior to one in Washington state is a friendly competition this year.

Books of The Times: ‘Respect’ Tells Aretha Franklin’s Life Story  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:02:39 GMT
“Respect” is David Ritz’s latest biography, this one about the life of Aretha Franklin.

Newly Released: Books by David Nicholls and Edward St. Aubyn  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:29:59 GMT
Recent releases include fiction by David Nicholls, Edward St. Aubyn, Yannick Grannec and Ludmilla Petrushevskaya.

Emmanuel Carrère’s New Book Profiles Edward Limonov  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:32:49 GMT
Emmanuel Carrère’s new book profiles Edward Limonov, the bad boy of Soviet dissident writers.

Galway Kinnell, Plain-Spoken Poet, Is Dead at 87  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:02:23 GMT
Mr. Kinnell’s works could encompass celebrations of Manhattan street life and meditations on mortality. In 1983, he won a Pulitzer and a National Book Award.
ArtsBeat: Authors Auction Off Novelistic Naming Rights  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:33:15 GMT
Literary figures give readers a literal entree into their novels.

Books of The Times: ‘The Book of Strange New Things,’ by Michel Faber  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:48:09 GMT
In Michel Faber’s novel “The Book of Strange New Things,” a missionary dispatched to a faraway planet gets desperate missives from his wife.

Bookends: Have You Ever Had a Relationship End Because of a Book?  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:00:03 GMT
Zoë Heller and Anna Holmes discuss the havoc books can wreak on relationships.