Bookshots: 'The Night Ocean' by Paul La Farge

Bookshots: 'The Night Ocean' by Paul La Farge

Review by Bart Bishop
A review of Paul La Farge's Lovecraft-inspired 'The Night Ocean.'
Bookshots: 'Bright, Precious Days' by Jay McInerney

Bookshots: 'Bright, Precious Days' by Jay McInerney

Review by Bart Bishop
A brief look at Jay McInerney's sequel to 1993's 'Brightness Falls' and 2006's 'The Good Life', following Manhattanites Russell and Corrine Calloway.
Eulogy For A Secret NYC Bookstore

Eulogy For A Secret NYC Bookstore

News by Peter Derk
The closing of Brazenhead Books and the magic of a secret, illegal bookstore.
New York Public Library Renovation

First Renovation Plans for New York Public Library Released

News by Dean Fetzer
The famed NYC Library building on Fifth Avenue is set to be renovated and the first images of what it will look like are out.
Center for Fiction Auction

Online Auction to Help Restock NYC School Libraries in Wake of Hurricane Sandy

News by Dan Shewan
Manhattan’s Center for Fiction plans to host an online auction to restock school libraries across the Big Apple in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Brooklyn’s BookCourt Best Bookstore in NYC

Brooklyn’s BookCourt Named Best Bookstore in NYC

News by Dan Shewan
The Village Voice recently named Brooklyn's BookCourt as the best bookstore in New York City.
Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society

Co-Ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society (aka Books & Boobs)

News by Kimberly Turner May 30, 2012
Dedicated to "keeping reading sexy," NYC’s Co-Ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society is a group of women who get together to enjoy good books and exercise their right to go topless in public.
Kim Purcell gets book deal riding the subway

Looking For A Publishing Deal? Try Riding The NYC Subway System

News by Rob Hart February 17, 2012
Kim Purcell's book is being published because she was discussing it with a friend on the F train and an editor from Viking overheard the conversation. Anything that works!
Washington, D.C. most literate city in US

Washington, D.C. Ranked Most Literate City In The United States

News by Rob Hart January 26, 2012
Of the 10 most literate cities in the United States, the nation's capital sits at the top--but New York City, the heart of the publishing industry, doesn't make the list?
Cops take Occupy Wall Street Library

UPDATE: NYPD Confiscates Occupy Wall Street's Library

News by Rob Hart November 15, 2011
When the NYPD raided Zuccotti Park last night, they confiscated more than 5,000 books from the Occupy Wall Street Library--but the mayor says the books are safe.
Edgar Allan Poe's Bronx home undergoing renovations

Edgar Allan Poe's Bronx Home Undergoing Renovations

News by Rob Hart October 27, 2011
Edgar Allan Poe's Bronx home is undergoing renovations, although it's unclear when it will open for visitors.