Powerhouse

Farewell, August, and All of Your Best Books

One last chance to celebrate some of our favorite books of the month before we move on to the mother lode of September. Of course, you don't have to say goodbye....

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Louise

"I Don’t Actually Think About Murder": Louise Penny on the Chief Inspector Gamache Series

The author of this beloved crime fiction series talks murder, and poetry...

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KidsCook

Helping Kids in the Kitchen

The days of kids just making a grilled cheese or chocolate pudding are long gone. Now there are cookbooks just for them with recipes for multi-ingredient pastas, layer cakes, and veggie dishes they will not only eat but make themselves...

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Star Trek Encyclopedia

How to Wrap Your Arms (and Head) around 50 Years of Star Trek

What started as a five-year mission has bloomed into fifty years of Star Trek. Six new books celebrate this golden anniversary and offer more details than ever about this enterprising (ha!) franchise.

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It's All in Your Mind. Really, All of It.

Want to know which demons lurk in the dank cellar of your skull, driving your moods and behavior? Go beyond the inkblot with Psychobook, an archive of the often bizarre history of psychological testing.

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Fall Preview: 9 Romances I Can't Wait to Read

While driving to work this morning, I passed a heap of golden leaves crouched at the edge of the road. Yes, fall is on its way. But given the marvelous books that await romance readers, I'm more excited than depressed...

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Upstream

Weekend Reading

In this edition of Weekend Reading, essays from a beloved poet, the author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette returns, and a story about a detective who gets paid with baked goods...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Summer Reads, Not What They Seem

There’s no easy way to say this: I was sick while on my summer vacation, and I liked it. During my annul trip into the Canadian wilderness, I spent my time reading in bed instead of fighting ticks, mosquitoes, and...

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Ghosts of the Chelsea Hotel

For over 150 years, the New York landmark has amassed as many tales and secrets as there are bricks in its Victorian Gothic facade. Here is a (by no means comprehensive) list of books celebrating the hotel, its misfits, and their art.

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GeneLuenYang

Ten Kids' Comics That You Need to Read

Maybe you've thought about getting a young reader interested in graphic novels or wanted to check them out yourself but haven't known where to start? I get it. Author and Ambassador Gene Luen Yang is here to help...

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Hit

The Best History Books of August

This entire summer has been great for history books. In keeping with that theme, August has some big hits, once again betraying the common impression that summer is only for beach reads. Here's a selection of our Best History Books...

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