Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Sep 23, 2013 — In softcover fiction, Louise Erdrich finds the heart of a family trauma, T.C. Boyle mines love and horror on San Miguel and Robin Sloan tells of a bookstore with secrets in stock. In nonfiction, David Skinner opens up Webster's third dictionary. In poetry, Mary Oliver returns home.
Aug 8, 2008 — Many avid readers know the sense of sadness that can come along with the end of a book. For Ammon Shea, that feeling led him to an idea: Why not read one of the longest books out there, The Oxford English Dictionary?
Jan 13, 2008 — Have you ever wondered who invented the dishwasher? Or who was the first person ever to go on a diet? Those answers and more are part of a new book from mental_floss magazine.