This summer's best book-based movies
From the page to the screen
Here are four fictions for film fanatics.
Read This: Cubed
A secret history of the workplace
In his new book Cubed, Nikil Saval creates a witty overview to examine the past, present and future of the work environment.
Read this: Casebook
Young boy begins a casebook to investigate his family
From the first page, the writer pulls readers into a young boy’s curiosity by taking them along on an adventure under the bed to discover the novel’s first secrets. Hiding below his parents’ dusty box springs, the young boy overhears life-changing words.
Book tie-ins give readers even more of the TV characters they love
Translating from TV to page, keeping character alive all the way
Tie-in novels allow fans to go beyond the on-screen world and bring the story to life through books.
Read This: Love and Treasure
Ayelet Waldman’s first stab at historical fiction
Nazi gold, a coveted jeweled pendant and a web of intrigue that spans the globe and generations — Ayelet Waldman’s Love and Treasure embodies the staples of a timeless adventure narrative.
New romance novel set in Columbia
Columbia resident Laura Miller releases third romance novel, For All You Have Left.
Read This: House of Cards
Originally published in 1989, Michael DobbsHouse of Cards inspired an award-winning BBC miniseries American adaptation on Netflix.
Don’t write women off
#readwomen2014 promotes equality in literature
Writer Joanna Walsh started the #readwomen2014 movement on Twitter this past December to urge its users to read more female authors.
Columbia's Schilb Antiquarian bookstore brings rare books to town
Turn an old page at Columbia's new rare books store
From first editions of Mark Twain's works to old maps of the world, Columbia's new bookstore Schilb Antiquarian boasts it all. Browse their shelves and exhibits to find a diverse and eclectic collection of rare books and documents.
Review: One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories
The Office actor swaggers into the lit world
B.J. Novak is recognizable for his role as temp Ryan Howard on the Emmy-award winning comedy show The Office, or maybe even his small part in Inglourious Basterds. What you might not know is that he has written a deliciously witty short fiction novel called One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories that not only makes you laugh but also forces you to consider life’s serious side in a different way.
Don't judge a book by its cover
Book trailers offer readers a new way to choose
(Web Exclusive) Good-bye book jackets. Book trailers are now being used more frequently to draw readers in.
Read this: Bark and What's Important is Feeling: Stories
Two short-story collections that are worth getting lost in
The New York Times bestselling author Lorrie Moore returns with one of the most anticipated compilations of the year;Adam Wilson tackles aspects of growing up, coping and relationships in his first published collection.
Spring 2014 book preview
seasonal must-reads to satisfy all your bibliotherapy needs
Vox called on four local bibliophiles to find the books that will make the biggest splash around Columbia this spring.
Yoga for book lovers
A guide to reader-approved yoga
Reading is a total-body experience. Vox explores how the type of reader you are can have some serious consequences when it comes to stretching.
Review: A True Novel
An adventure of narratives, a Japanese style of Wuthering Heights
A True Novel is an all-encompassing tale of circumstances at the macro level affecting individuals at the micro level. Mizumura weaves the story of postwar Japan and its rise and subsequent demise of the middle class through the lenses of her characters.
A grown up twist on children’s lit
Five kids books for all ages
Amp up your resolve by revisiting these books and reconnecting with your inner child.
Locally made literary gifts for booklovers
Instead of dashing around to find a generic last-minute gift, wrap up a piece of Columbia with items found in local Etsy shops.
Amateur authors take on writing entire novels in a month
NaNoWriMo keeps wordsmiths active
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a gargantuan challenge that amateur authors across America take on each November. The idea is to write 50,000 words by the end of the month.
Read This: The Valley of Amazement and The First Phone Call From Heaven
Amy Tan and Mitch Albom release their newest novels
Amy Tan, the best-selling author of the 1989 modern classic The Joy Luck Club, is releasing her first novel in eight years.
Review: The Goldfinch
Coming-of-age story connects art, loss and yearning
Donna Tartt’s latest novel is an homage to history — the history of memories and the quiet longing for beauty and love they can evoke.