The Existential Dread of Mega-Bookstores →
There’s a peculiar, soul-sickening dread that lurks in mega-bookstores. At first, an eager reader can bliss out at the rows of thousands of books, the countless possibilities. But sometimes, when you’re vulnerable, all those spines can paralyze you. It can happen at any kind of giant bookstore – a national chain or a cavernous, one-off used-book warehouse. You just want to find a paperback and...
Author steps up in city lacking bookstores →
Thanks to author Ann Patchett, Nasvhille is no longer a city without a bookstore. Welcome to the world, Parnassus Books!
How Do You Survive in a Bookstore-less Town?
Join the conversation at Book Riot and commiserate with fellow bookstore-less folk.
You know you're a lit nerd when the majority of...
Fess up…who’s in this boat? hungry-for-books: No shame.
Welcome to the Library of Fictional Fiction →
If books within books get you all hot and bothered, this one will turn your wonk-o-meter up to 11.
Conversations With Non-Reading Mombies →
How do you respond to people who tell you the just don’t have time to read?
5 Authors We Want to See Host the Oscars →
Who’s your pick?
Say that we are a puff of warm breath in a very cold universe. By this kind of...– Riot loves Marilynne Robinson…. — Marilynne Robinson, “Night Thoughts of a Baffled Humanist” An excerpt from an essay adapted from Robinson’s forthcoming collection, When I Was a Child I Read Books (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, March 2012). (via booksmatter)
Who Are the Plagiarism Police? →
Is the honor code enough, or do publishers need plagiarism-detection software? Read the full story and sound off at Book Riot. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more burning questions and literary fun.
Janet Maslin's review of 1Q84 (or, One of These... →
GNAW: A Support Group for the Chronically... →
In the basement of a Unitarian church in Portland, author Chuck Palahnuik is addressing a large number of people seated on folding chairs. There are framed photos of Albert Camus and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on the wall. I’m standing in the back, by the refreshment table, and scanning the crowd. I recognize several of the attendees: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Abraham Verghese, Eoin Colfer. This is a...
Sunday Diversion: Scrambled Characters
Can you unscramble these famous characters? Answers on Tuesday. Good luck…. Beneath Teen Blitz Way Crack Rain Heavy Rugs Damn Elf Rolls Her Renaming Ogre Catfish Tunic Sow Thin Mints Baggier Moths Gobbling Bias Socially Raw Salad Keenest Invaders Thorns Rip Brioche