Water for Elephants: Movie Tie-in Edition

January 14, 2011 • 11 Comments We’re so excited that we can finally reveal the jacket for the movie tie-in edition of Water for Elephants. Gorgeous, isn’t it? The book–available in trade paperback and mass market editions–will be available in bookstores…


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New in Paperback: The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

1 Comment January 11, 2011 • 1 Comment Heidi Durrow’s The Girl Who Fell from the Sky is now available in paperback. And coincidentally, we just found out today that the book has moved up from #16 to #13 on the National Indie…


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Censor Huck Finn? Opinion Piece by Tayari Jones

3 Comments January 6, 2011 • 3 Comments As you’ve no doubt heard by now, the NewSouth is publishing an updated version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that omits racially sensitive words. We consider this completely backwards and can’t help but imagine…


January 5, 2011

Water for Wednesdays

1 Comment January 5, 2011 • 1 Comment The release date of the Water for Elephants movie is set at April 22. (107 days away! I mean . . . not that I have a countdown clock on my desk or anything .…


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Booksellers Rock! Rob Dougherty, Clinton Book Shop

No Comments December 20, 2010 • No Comments Rob Dougherty What books recently rocked my world: Nothing Left To Burn by Jay Varner (suck-up alert), Room by Emma Donoghue, Innocent Monster by Reed Farrel Coleman, and Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King.…


December 16, 2010

Water for Elephants: The Movie Trailer

6 Comments December 16, 2010 • 6 Comments Ladies and Gentleman! Presenting … the official Water for Elephants trailer! In theaters nationwide on April 22!…


December 8, 2010

WIN THIS: Merge Giveaway

54 Comments December 8, 2010 • 54 Comments ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS MERGE . Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, I think it’s time that I can safely declare my love of holiday tunes. Last winter, I was belting, humming,…


December 6, 2010

Booksellers Rock! Emma Straub, BookCourt

No Comments December 6, 2010 • No Comments Emma Straub is a native New Yorker. Her debut collection of short stories, Other People We Married, will be published by FiveChapters Books in February. She works at BookCourt, one of Brooklyn’s finest independent bookstores,…


December 3, 2010

In Memoriam: In the Time of the Butterflies

No Comments December 3, 2010 • No Comments . “After the fighting was over and we were a broken people…that’s when I opened my doors, and instead of listening, I started talking. We had lost hope, and we needed a story to understand…


December 2, 2010

Richard Louv in the New York Times

2 Comments December 2, 2010 • 2 Comments In her “Personal Health” column in Tuesday’s New York Times, Jane Brody wrote, “I urge you to read the best-selling book Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv, who coined the phrase ‘nature-deficit disorder.’”…