Books

Every Page of This Book Is a Slice of Cheese

Denzer’s books remind you that books are objects. Also, cheese is fun. EMILY BUCKLER/UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LIBRARY WHAT WOULD A BOOK LOOK like if it were a work of art? The artists’ books collection at the University…

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Good Rules for Choosing Non-Fiction Books

I have a few rules for choosing non-fiction books: I won’t read a book promising to reveal the “insider secrets” of an organization or field. (The author only knows 1% of the secrets, and they’ll…




60,000 books for young Australians

A CONCERNING amount of Australian children are not reading at the expected level, but it is not all bad news for our future leaders. The BHP and Books in Homes Australia partnership has been expanded…


Beer appreciation starts with these 6 essential books

New beer books hit shelves every year, and I try to read as many as possible. They run the gamut: deep dives into specific beer styles, historical investigations, technical manuals for exacting homebrewers. If you…



Shoutout to the New Book Club Picking up the Threads

Sulky librarians, squeaking chairs, dusty tables, a maze of shelf-after-shelf of books, not to mention late fee, a bound timeframe and more—thanks to the proliferation of digitisation, all these may soon be a thing of…


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Annie Proulx on the best books to understand climate change

A lone tree stands in a drought-effected paddock in New South Wales, Australia. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters Today we live with non-stop special events of fire, flood, mud slide, rising water, whirling hurricanes, toxic algae blooms,…