Fashion

Reading with style.

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Celebrating Steig

It's hard to pick just five of William Steig's enchanting books, but that didn't stop us from trying.

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Tennis

The U.S. Open is this week, so we decided to offer up some literary power serves.

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Spain

Works to trace the grandeur of a nation's history.

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Video Games

History, myths, and stories of the digital playground.

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Sailing

Voyages, stories, and adventures at sea.

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Getaway Tales

Books that put the "beach" in beach read.

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Mountaineering

Exhilaration, heroics, death and laughter atop the world's tallest peaks.

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Grilling

Tips, techniques, and tasty recipes for amateurs, experts, and connoisseurs.

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Heists

Cracking capers, real and imaginary.

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Pulp Fictions

A glorious age of storytelling, collected, revisited, and re-imagined.

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Independence Day

A historical, biographical, and literary celebration.

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Pseudonyms

Great writers under covers.

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Golf

Humor, drama, and history on the links.

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Navigators

Page-turning journeys around the world and into the unknown.

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Authors and Editors

Partnerships, struggles, and collaborations.

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Americans in Paris

From the Home of the Brave to the City of Light.

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The Cold War

Understanding the global struggle that defined half a century.

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On Foot

It's how you get there that matters.

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Venice

Stones, stories, and Bellinis from La Serenissima.

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The Telephone

Hook ups, hang ups, history, and one hot conversation.

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William Styron

The work -- and the life -- of one of America's most accomplished novelists.

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Due Dates and Deadlines

With tax day looming, a set of books that shed insight on the power of a schedule.

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Hoaxes, Frauds, and Con Men

A cavalcade of diverting deceptions.

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Fly Fishing

Dip into a fresh stream of words and images.

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Gardening

A cultivated patch of fertile plots and well-tended prose.

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Travels in Ireland

Five journeys in a storied land.

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Numbers

From Innumeracy to The Education of T. C. Mits, an exploration of the powers and pleasures of mathematics.

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Street Basketball

True stories of hopes, dreams, and jump shots.

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Other Presidents

In celebration of Presidents' Day, some books that take readers beyond Washington and Lincoln.

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April 25: "[S]cience could be like baseball: a young man's game whose stars made their mark in their early twenties."

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

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Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
In the Light of What We Know

Zia Haider Rahman's mystery of a brilliant Bangladeshi mathematician's past barrels through the Ivy League, London high finance, and spy-haunted Afghanistan in a page-turning tale of exile, intrigue and the price of friendship. A Discover Great New Writers selection.

The People's Platform

Once touted as the foundation for tomorrow's digital democracy, the Internet is increasingly ruled by a few corporate giants, while millions of contributors till its fields for free. Astra Taylor looks at why the web has failed to deliver a communitarian cyberscape, and offers a compelling case for restoring its original vision.

A Private Venus

Dubbed "the Italian Simenon," Giorgio Scerbanenco (1911-1969) began his crime-writing career with books set in the USA, but quickly shifted scene closer to home, the city of Milan.  In this adventure, appearing in English for the first time, his underdog hero Dr. Duca Lamberti finds himself in the middle of a seedy, scantily clad criminal racket, where the presence of an outsider could result in death.