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Top 10 books about Hollywood

A town that shills the truth … Kim Basinger in the film version of LA Confidential, the third volume of James Ellroy’s LA Quartet Photograph: Allstar/Warner Bros The idea for my novel Bindlestiff riffs on my own…


Watch: How books can empower your child

In these Ted Talks, experts talk about why your kids need to read more books. Why a good book is a secret door In this Ted Talk, award winning author Mac Barnett shares anecdotes to…


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Top 10 books about women and the sea

Raynor Winn, author of The Salt Path, pictured near Poluran, Cornwall, with her husband Moth. The pair walked the South West Coast Path after losing their home. Photograph: Jim Wileman/The Guardian The sea, historically, has…





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…



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…