Jan 17, 2013 — Writer Kevin Smokler spent most of 2012 rereading the books assigned in his high school English classes. Smokler, 39, speaks with NPR's Neal Conan about what he learned after returning to the classics.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of More Book Lust: Recommended Reading For Every Mood, Moment, And Reason by Nancy Pearl. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Beowulf on the Beach: What to Love and What to Skip in Literature's 50 Greatest Hits by Jack Murnighan. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Oct 7, 2010 — All aboard, armchair travelers! In Book Lust to Go, our go-to librarian shares her favorite accounts of intrepid exploration and fiction from faraway lands.
Jun 14, 2009 — Classic novels like Great Expectations and Anna Karenina may have seemed boring when they were taught in school. But a new book says these classics actually provide plenty of reading pleasure for the adults that revisit them.
Apr 9, 2007 — The Search for Baby Combover (check how to format
Mar 1, 2007 — The Cat in the Hat, the book about a mischievous, irrepressible soul who always seemed kind of ageless, is 50 years old. At the time of its debut in 1957, the Cat was an instant success. The Dr. Seuss classic is still captivating to children and the adults who read to them.
May 16, 2005 — Librarian Nancy Pearl has followed up her popular book Book Lust with another guide to the reading life: More Book Lust.
Feb 2, 2005 — For a secretive industry, the business of espionage is one many readers feel they understand — especially if they happen to be fans of spy thrillers. Nancy Pearl, a Seattle librarian and author, offers a list of her favorites.