Portrait of the Artist: Art in Novels | The Reader’s Shelf

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These six books mix history with speculation and masterpieces with the characters that surround them, producing compelling tales of vision and purpose.

Books That Charm | Wyatt’s World

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From Neil Patrick Harris’s Choose Your Own Autobiography to Sarah Style, the work of Sarah Richardson, there’s something alluring here for everyone.

The Poet and the Vampyre | RA Crossroads

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Stott’s darkly engrossing soap opera of a tale has very little to do with mythic monsters and instead investigates the iconic poets of the romantic age who sucked the life out of many of those around them…offering a story that is richly described in both place and character, compelling despite its leisurely pace.

Typeface: Books About Letterforms | Wyatt’s World

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With a rising interest in illustration, handwriting, graphic design, and handcrafted books, letterforms are an old art made new again. From Scripts to Modern Calligraphy, these five titles will satisfy typographers of all sorts.

Reading-by-Numbers | Wyatt’s World

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From Johnson’s How We Got to Now and Marcus’s History of Rock ‘n’ Roll to President Bush’s 41: A Portrait of My Father, here are five books you can count on for elucidation.

An Educational Reading List | Wyatt’s World

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New books on teaching, education, and learning: from the Blackboard to The Teacher Wars

Fashionable Reading | Wyatt’s World

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From the image-rich and detailed Vogue and the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the quirky and eclectic Worn Stories

Back to School : Classics Worth a Second Read | The Reader’s Shelf

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Consider building a display of classic titles that your patrons might have, shall we say, skimmed the first time around.

STARZ Outlander | RA Crossroads

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With misty rain, the swirl of a kilt, and eye contact that speaks volumes, the STARZ series holds the promise of converting a new set of viewers into devoted Diana Gabaldon fans.

Reading Out Summer | Wyatt’s World

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Get ready for one last reading extravaganza of summer books—from why Almond is Against Football to Penny’s beautifully set Long Way Home to Straub’s wry and delightful Vacationers

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