Support YALDA as they support young women authors

YALDA, the Young Adult Language & Devotion Alliance, was created to offer a “platform of support, in a spirit of friendship and dedication” to young women writers between the agesRead more »

As Waterstones prepares to stop selling ebooks, are we seeing physical books trumping digital?

From 14th June, Waterstones, the UK’s largest book retailer, will no longer be selling e-books directly and will instead be partnering with Kobo. Customers will receive emails explaining how toRead more »

Seattle tops best-read-cities list

On May 24, 2016 citizens of the great American cities gathered in their town squares, anxiously awaiting the results of this year’s Most Well-Read Cities in America rankings. And, for the second yearRead more »

Ta-Nehisi Coates decides not to move to Brooklyn

Earlier this month, we wrote about a new home that writer Ta-Nehisi Coates had purchased for $2.1 million in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn. We covered the story—originally reported by the New York Post—as partRead more »

An interview with CAConrad, the Library of Congress’s least favorite poet

CAConrad has seen trouble before. A self-described “son of white trash asphyxiation,” the celebrated Philadelphian has lived, as the old curse has it, in interesting times. And he’s never been shy aboutRead more »

Civil servant arrested for publishing book of already-public information

Further dispatches from Australia, the Florida of the world It’s not hard to get arrested for writing (or publishing) books. It happens when the government doesn’t like the cut of yourRead more »

CIA inspector general’s office “accidentally” destroys its copy of CIA torture report

Last year, Melville House did something the government didn’t do — made a print version, as well as a readable, searchable digital version, of the Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture. The idea was to makeRead more »

Brooklyn teacher punished for selling books to students

Brooklyn English teacher Todd Friedman is facing disciplinary action (possibly even termination) by the Department of Education after selling copies of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to his students, Carl Campanile reportsRead more »