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.
Blogs go from web pages to print on paper
Tumblr turns a page
What do wayward pups, modern fairy tale twists and not-so-everyday New Yorkers have in common? All three are featured in Tumblr blogs that have made the leap to print.
MU library adds rare Pennyroyal Caxton Bible
Illustrated King James Bible given to University's Rare Books Collection
Between 1995 and 1999, illustrator Barry Moser spent up to 12 hours a day at his workstation and carved engravings or set type. From his efforts came the Pennyroyal Caxton Bible.
On the Nightstand with the animals of The Textbook Game
A gorilla, penguin and dog’s favorite reads
Vox talked to Gonga as a gorilla, Günter as a penguin and Blue through his owner, The Textbook Game Manager Eric Pherigo. Surrounded by textbooks, it’s no wonder these animals developed a literary appetite of their own.
Reading apps to enhance your literature experience
Out of the book onto the screen
We’ve all been tempted to stick our noses into new novels, journals and magazines, but out of loyalty to the current nightstand stack, we add them to the unending and ever-growing list of future reads. These five apps will guide you through your long to-read list.
Review: Dave Eggers' newest novel The Circle
Predictor or predictable?
Had Dave Eggers done more to create concrete villains out of The Circle’s two-dimensional lead developers, and had he better executed the climaxes midway through this 500-page read, the novel would have been enough to scare the social media out of anyone.
On the Nightstand with David Rosenbaum
Just what is the new director of the Unversity of Missouri Press reading?
The new director of the University of Missouri Press, David Rosenbaum, takes office Nov. 1. We wondered, what books does a publisher by day dip into at night? Rosenbaum gives us a peek at his three current reads.
The Little Free Library trend hits Columbia
No late fees, return deadlines or obligations when you swap stories at a Little Free Library
Little Free Libraries are popping up all over the world with the goal of creating stronger communities through a “take a book; return a book” mentality. Here’s the page turner: These books are completely free with no late fees, no return deadlines and no obligations.