Croissants for Bastille Day

July 13, 2017 • No Comments William Alexander set out to master the Art of French Speaking in his New York Times bestseller, Flirting with French. Hand in hand with speaking French is eating French food. And cooking French food. Oh,…


June 22, 2017

Origin Story: “Pomp and Circumstance,” Boer War and The Lost History of Stars

No Comments June 22, 2017 • No Comments Talk about your strange origin stories. Here’s one that’s perfect for graduation season: Did you know the graduation march, “Pomp and Circumstance,” was inspired by the second Boer War? For that matter, how much do…


June 16, 2017

Thinking of Larry Brown this Father’s Day weekend

No Comments June 16, 2017 • No Comments Dwight Garner’s wonderful “American Beauties” column in The New York Times has reminded longstanding fans of the beauty and brilliance of Larry Brown’s writing and introduced him to millions of readers who missed this talented…


May 11, 2017

Outside-the-Box Mother’s Day Reads

No Comments May 11, 2017 • No Comments Most moms don’t come straight from central casting. Most moms aren’t like the moms we see in movies, on television or in chapter books from our childhood. Most moms don’t get it right every time.…


April 27, 2017

All the Excitement for The Leavers

No Comments April 27, 2017 • No Comments “Consider this book a must-read.” – Marie Claire “Poignant and timely.” – Real Simple “Vividly written and moving.” – BuzzFeed Books “Excellent.” – Bustle The praise just keeps rolling in for The Leavers by Lisa…


April 20, 2017

Spend Earth Day with Richard Louv’s Books

No Comments April 20, 2017 • No Comments Move into nature, and be moved by it. As the world marks Earth Day on Saturday, now is the time to revisit Richard Louv’s seminal books about the connection between people and the natural world…


April 7, 2017

Enter for a Chance to Win a Signed Copy of Make Trouble

No Comments April 7, 2017 • No Comments So what if you have talent? Then what? Are you ready to MAKE TROUBLE? When the legendary John Waters delivered his gleefully subversive advice to the graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design, the…


March 7, 2017

Enter for a Chance to Win Dust Bowl Girls

No Comments March 7, 2017 • No Comments In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re offering you a chance to win a copy of Lydia Reeder’s new book, Dust Bowl Girls: The Inspiring Story of the Team That Barnstormed Its Way to Basketball…


March 1, 2017

The Atomic Weight of Love: #Paperback Thursday

No Comments March 1, 2017 • No Comments At the start of Women’s History Month, now is the perfect time to explore how the changes of the 20th Century affected one woman, as a bold new world opened up for a generation of…


February 28, 2017

What to Read in March

No Comments February 28, 2017 • No Comments March — already! This month has certainly sneaked up on us, but our new books publishing in  March certainly captured our attention from the start. Put these two on your reading list. Now. Right now.…