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Certain Songs #542: The Grateful Dead – “Sugar Magnolia (Paris, 1972)”

Album: Europe ’72 Year: 1972 I saw The Grateful Dead three times in the 1980s. The first time was in February 1982 at Pauley Pavilion on the UCLA campus with Tim & Larry, though exactly why, I’m not sure, since most of my road tripsShow More Summary

How to Write About Scent

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : Soapbox

An author admires the mastery of Tom Robbins, Paula Hawkins, and others.

Great Moments in Epigraph History:From Design: The Invention of...

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : Listen Up

Great Moments in Epigraph History: From Design: The Invention of Desire by Jessica Helfand

Certain Songs #541: The Grateful Dead – “Playing in the Band (Live 1971)”

Album: Grateful Dead Year: 1971 How many Grateful Dead live albums are there by now? Dozens? Hundreds? Thousands? Early on, they realized that their ability to take the same song in different directions on different nights was something their fans treasured, and from 1969 – 1973, they released eight discs worth of live recordings. Show More Summary

Authors Join Fight Against Brexit

John le Carré, Kathy Lette, and Philip Pullman are among authors who have joined the fight against the UK leaving the EU.

Jonathan Franzen on Jeopardy

Author Jonathan Franzen competed on celebrity Jeopardy earlier this week. For the show’s “Power Players Week,” leading journalists and politicians competed to raise money for charity. The award-winning novelist competed against Chuck Todd from Meet the Press and conservative political writer S.E. Show More Summary

PBS is Giving Away iBooks to Teachers

PBS has released a series of free interactive digital books for teachers.

Amazon to Launch More Brick-and-Mortar Bookstores

Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, confirmed that there are plans to open additional bookshops during a recent shareholders meeting.

Logan Lerman Opens His Heart in the Indignation Movie Trailer

The story for this film adaptation comes from Philip Roth’s 2008 novel.

Cover Unveiled For New Pénélope Bagieu Graphic Novel

First Second Books has scheduled the publication date for March 14, 2017.

Elizabeth Acevedo Poetry Video Goes Viral

How do you deal with controversial and divisive issues?

Sherman Alexie and Lane Smith Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending May 15, 2016.

Score One for Indies

Beating Amazon one customer at a time.

Certain Songs #540: The Grateful Dead – “Friend of The Devil”

Album: American Beauty Year: 1970 If I was forced at gunpoint to choose my favorite song by The Grateful Dead (and seriously, who would ever actually do that?), it would be the outlaw fantasia “Friend of The Devil,” one of the key tracks on their 1971 classic American Beauty. Show More Summary

Harry Potter Sales Drive Profits for Bloomsbury

Sales of Harry Potter books have more than doubled in the past year since Bloomsbury released the illustrated version of The Philosopher’s Stone.

Tim Tebow Inks New Book Deal

NFL star Tim Tebow has inked a deal with WaterBrook, a Christian division of Crown Publishing Group.

NYC’s Newest Book Club Held at Gracie Mansion

NYC's First Lady Chirlane McCray and the Gracie Mansion Conservancy have started a book club.

Chuck Palahniuk on Kickstarter

Independent filmmakers Josh Leake and Andy Mingo hope to raise $250,000 on Kickstarter to produce a film adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel Lullaby.

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