Bound in Venice

Bibliophiles will delight in this portrait of Aldo Manuzio, the fifteenth-century Italian who first brought the Koran, Talmud, and classics of Greek poetry to his fair city, thereby becoming history's first modern publisher.

April 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…