Mar 3, 2014 — The I-Will-If-You-Will Book Club is reading John Steinbeck's Dust Bowl classic. (Some of us for the very first time!) Here we discuss Chapters 1 through 10.
Feb 24, 2014 — In a spirited book of cleaning and housekeeping advice, Jolie Kerr solves cleaning problems big as cars and small as tweezers; ordinary as grime and embarrassing as stains can get.
Feb 17, 2014 — A new memoir called Notes To Boys finds writer Pam Ribon digging through the real letters she wrote to real boys and finding some funny, sweet, strange truths about being young and wonderfully dumb.
Feb 17, 2014 — Somehow, a lot of us at NPR Books have never read John Steinbeck's Dust Bowl classic. So when we realized this anniversary was coming up, we thought: What better way to pay tribute than to actually crack it open? That is to say: We're hosting an I Will If You Will book club, and you're all invited to join.
Feb 7, 2014 — Martha Woodroof remembers a trip to Lawrence, Kansas, where she found her way to a house, and a yard, and an abandoned typewriter.
Feb 5, 2014 — Martha Woodroof reports that to party with independent booksellers is to hear about their powerful commitment to their customers and perhaps an offbeat idea or two about theology and Road House.
Jan 26, 2014 — Every year, the Caldecott Medal goes to the artist of the most distinguished American children's book. The award committee doesn't bother with nominees, but that doesn't mean we can't wildly speculate about what could win.
Dec 21, 2013 — Got a nosy next-door neighbor? A sober, Economist-reading cousin? A dorky retired dad? We believe that there's a perfect book out there for everyone — and we're determined to help you to find 'em.
Dec 19, 2013 — If you rarely pick up stories or verse, here's a handy guide to some of 2013's best collections. Whether you tend toward family dramas, biographies, gritty journalism or darkly comic novels, we've got a book for you — and it just might turn you into a story lover or poetry addict.
Dec 14, 2013 — We've gotten some of the metrics back on NPR's Book Concierge and the results are a little surprising: the most popular combination of tags people searched for was Let's Talk About Sex plus Really Great Writing.