What could be more appropriate for the season of convivial gatherings than this illuminating, amusing, and recipe-filled history of "the flowing bowl"? David Wondrich, whose celebration of legendary barkeep Jerry Thomas (Imbibe!) earned him a James Beard award, here serves up an intoxicating brew for readers and for their guests.


July 26: On this day in 1602 "A booke called the Revenge of Hamlett Prince Denmarke" was entered in the Stationers' Register by printer James Robertes.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.