New York Times Books

Bookstore Chains, Long in Decline, Are Undergoing a Final Shakeout

Thu 12-28-2017, 1:55 pm
Book World is closing its 45 stores amid the holiday shopping season, signaling the final gasps for large book sellers as e-commerce rises.
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Q&A: In Philadelphia, a Comic Book Store Dedicated to Diversity

Thu 12-28-2017, 10:40 am
Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, owned by Ariell R. Johnson, has become a center for creativity and community.
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Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu 12-28-2017, 10:36 am
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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‘Spalding Gray,’ the Color? It’s a Long Story

Thu 12-28-2017, 9:00 am
How the monologuist inspired a best-selling paint. A dog is also involved.
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Their Words to Live By: Artists We Lost in 2017

Thu 12-28-2017, 5:50 am
Artists who died this year left behind gripping scenes, profound turns of phrase, unforgettable melodies and plenty of laughter. We pay tribute to a few of the most notable — through their own words.
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Nonfiction: Is Nuclear War Inevitable?

Thu 12-28-2017, 12:00 am
Daniel Ellsberg’s “The Doomsday Machine” is a passionate call for reducing the risk of total destruction.
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Nonfiction: The Oil and Gas Sector Is Changing — and So Is Geopolitics

Thu 12-28-2017, 12:00 am
In “Windfall,” Meghan O’Sullivan offers a tour of the world and how the rise of cheap gas and fracking are causing shifts in power.
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By the Book: James Rollins: By the Book

Thu 12-28-2017, 12:00 am
At the beginning of his career, James Rollins, author of ‘The Demon Crown,’ stole Samuel Clemens’s pen name.
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Books of The Times: On the Lam With Timothy Leary

Wed 12-27-2017, 8:32 am
“The Most Dangerous Man in America,” by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis, recounts the LSD advocate’s globe-trotting attempt to outrun Richard Nixon and the American law.
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Nonfiction: Two Books Consider Earthquakes and Their Human Tolls

Wed 12-27-2017, 12:00 am
In “The Great Quake,” Henry Fountain recounts what we learned from North America’s biggest temblor. In “Quakeland,” Kathryn Miles takes a fault-eye view of the continent.
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Nonfiction: When Woolly Mammoths Roamed the Earth

Wed 12-27-2017, 12:00 am
Three books examine our fascination with the ancient pachyderms and their extinction.
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New & Noteworthy

Tue 12-26-2017, 9:31 am
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around The Times are reading.
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Books of The Times: A Novelist’s Requiem for the Male Libido

Tue 12-26-2017, 9:13 am
The jealous and aging protagonist of Hanif Kureishi’s novel “The Nothing” uses his hearing aid to spy on his young wife and her friend.
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DealBook: In a Year of Nonstop News, a Batch of Business Books Worth Reading

Tue 12-26-2017, 8:40 am
Our DealBook columnist picks his favorite business books to dive into as 2017 comes to a close.
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Otherworldly: From ‘Frankenstein’ to Nora Roberts in 200 Years

Tue 12-26-2017, 12:00 am
New releases in speculative fiction include a viral dystopia, a fantasy kingdom ruled by magic, a lesbian pulp noir satire and a classic revisited.
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Nonfiction: Waves of Destruction, Physical and Spiritual, Buffet Japan

Tue 12-26-2017, 12:00 am
In “Ghosts of the Tsunami,” Richard Lloyd Parry probes the emotional effects of the catastrophe that killed thousands of men, women and children.
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Match Book: Dear Match Book: Religion in Fiction

Tue 12-26-2017, 12:00 am
From the humorous to the mysterious, dystopian to sorrowful, novels and stories that reveal the wide range of literary theology.
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Books of The Times: Recipes for a Tidy and Tasty Death

Mon 12-25-2017, 6:00 am
“The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning” has wisdom about sorting through and disposing of many of your possessions, and “The Southern Sympathy Cookbook” offers “funeral food with a twist.”
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Critic’s Take: The Glow From ‘The Fire Next Time’

Mon 12-25-2017, 12:00 am
How James Baldwin’s incendiary work illuminated his era, as well as ours.
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Books News: In an Era of Online Outrage, Do Sensitivity Readers Result in Better Books, or Censorship?

Sun 12-24-2017, 10:59 am
A new class of editors is quietly reshaping children’s literature, vetting books for cultural and racial stereotypes before they reach readers.
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