Goodbyes & Good Books | What We’re Reading


As 2015 ebbed, I asked the “What We’re Reading” gang about their favorite books of the year and if anybody had reconsidered an initial review or judgment of a book. Except for Meredith, they (and I) neatly sidestepped that query and instead talked about memoirs, romantic escapes, Byronic detective stories, mythical graphic novels, and diet […]

Covering the Classics: Q&A with Book Designer Coralie Bickford-Smith | Classic Returns


A Q&A with award-winning book designer Coralie Bickford-Smith.

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


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

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, September 13, 2013


Bell on Dylan, women on Wall Street, an early diary of F. Scott Fitzgerald, an impressive catalog of Yue Minjun, Fatty Arbuckle and the great Hollywood scandal, letters of Sam Shepard, travelin’ with Ricky Skaggs, happy anniversary, The Great Escape