NY Times Books

Barnes & Noble, in Reversal, Will Stay in the Bronx

October 23, 2014 - 4:45pm
Executives said the bookstore in the Bay Plaza in Co-op City will remain open for at least two more years.






ArtsBeat: Lily King, Roz Chast and Kate Samworth Win Kirkus Prizes

October 23, 2014 - 4:31pm
The prizes, which each come with a $50,000 award, were handed out for the first time.






A Dylan Thomas Centennial in New York

October 23, 2014 - 2:18pm
The 92nd Street Y is marking the centennial of Dylan Thomas’s birth with an exhibition and a revival of his 1953 radio play “Under Milk Wood” this weekend.






Books of The Times: ‘The Secret History of Wonder Woman,’ by Jill Lepore

October 23, 2014 - 11:20am
“The Secret History of Wonder Woman,” by Jill Lepore, is fundamentally a biography of Wonder Woman’s larger-than-life creator, William Moulton Marston.






ArtsBeat: Filling In an ’80s Comic With Real Graffiti Tags

October 23, 2014 - 8:05am
The creators of the first issue of DMC, a new series of comics, are using tags belonging to real graffiti artists.






Atul Gawande: By the Book

October 23, 2014 - 7:00am
The author, most recently, of “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” is a great fan of Dr. Watson: “He is intelligent, observant and faithful, the way we want all doctors to be.”






John Lanchester’s ‘How to Speak Money’

October 22, 2014 - 2:44pm
The British writer John Lanchester demystifies the financial world in “How to Speak Money: What the Money People Say — And What It Really Means.”






Books of The Times: ‘Ebola,’ a History by David Quammen

October 22, 2014 - 12:40pm
David Quammen’s “Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus” sets aside the hyperbole yet still unnerves.






Barnes & Noble to Leave the Bronx After 15 Years

October 22, 2014 - 12:04pm
The bookstore in Co-op City, which opened in 1999 after a three-year community effort to bring it to the borough, plans to close in late December.






Children’s Books: 'Hansel & Gretel,' by Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti

October 22, 2014 - 9:24am
Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti reinvent “Hansel and Gretel.”






Harry Styles of One Direction Stars in Anna Todd’s Novel

October 21, 2014 - 2:38pm
“After,” Anna Todd’s wildly popular web novel based on Harry Styles of the boy band One Direction, is being published as a book.






Bookends: What’s the Most Terrifying Book You’ve Ever Read?

October 21, 2014 - 12:13pm
Francine Prose and Ayana Mathis discuss their scariest reading experiences.






Leon Panetta’s ‘Worthy Fights’

October 21, 2014 - 12:02pm
Leslie H. Gelb reviews Leon Panetta’s memoir, which recounts a career in public service, including stints as White House chief of staff, director of the C.I.A. and defense secretary.






Books of The Times: 4 Decades of Inhaling Deeply: A History of ‘High Times’

October 21, 2014 - 7:36am
At a time when marijuana laws are loosening in the United States, High Times magazine is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a hefty book.






Ali Mazrui, Scholar of Africa Who Divided U.S. Audiences, Dies at 81

October 20, 2014 - 8:44pm
Professor Mazrui, who had taught since 1989 at Binghamton University, set off national criticism with his 1986 television documentary, “The Africans: A Triple Heritage.”






Books of The Times: John Berryman Is Reconsidered in 4 New Books

October 20, 2014 - 7:30pm
Several new books include works of, and details about, the poet John Berryman, who would have been 100 this year.