Books

The idea for this project started in 1872—well, sort of.
In “The Catch Me If You Can: One Woman’s Journey to Every Country in the World,” Nabongo shares vignettes from 100 of the 195 U.N.-recognized countries she visited.
The late Irish adventurer writer Dervla Murphy was born into a world that didn’t want her to travel. She did it anyway.
All about the ill-fated voyage of the HMS “Bounty,” how Presser spent six weeks on the Pitcairn Islands, and the finer points of free tropical fruit.
This year is the 125th anniversary of the world’s most famous vampire novel.
Laugh-out-loud memoirs, poignant novels, and family-friendly tales are among the picks for our favorite audiobooks to listen to on your next long drive or flight.
The “Flowers for Elephants” author discusses how warring neighbors set aside their differences and found common ground by creating a wildlife sanctuary.
Bookworms unite! From Santa Fe to L.A., here are three events you can attend to celebrate the glory of the written word.
Who are the people you just can’t shake? In the new book “Letter to a Stranger,” 65 writers explore the remarkable power of those they’ll never really know.
Spread the joy of reading and owning books.
Exploring locations that provide the stunning backdrop to stories written and created in—or inspired by—Scotland adds up to an illuminating, unforgettable trip.
This fall’s most important new food books transport readers to destinations near and far.
The sports commentator and activist shares his thoughts on his new book, the launch of his surf brand Mami Wata in the United States, and the unique spirit of African surf culture.
A new book from refugee and human rights activist Mondiant Dogon considers what it means to belong.
Visitors enter the new library through a tunnel-like passageway, designed as an homage to Murakami’s protagonists who often travel between the real and the surreal.
No Heffalumps or Woozles allowed.
From China to the Netherlands, the International Federation of Library Association’s top picks include several creatively repurposed buildings.
Author Gabriela Garcia on Cuban history, writing matriarchal fiction, and what it was like growing up in Miami as the daughter of Cuban and Mexican immigrants.
In an interview, author Maggie Shipstead shares some of the real-life inspiration behind her latest novel, “Great Circle.”
In his new memoir-slash-survival story, author and travel writer Chaney Kwak recaps 48 hours on the “Viking Sky” that aged him decades.
The oral biography, with recollections from people who knew Bourdain best, will be published in October 2021.
Author Daniel Loedel on grappling with the past, writing his debut novel “Hades, Argentina,” and making sense of the joy and sadness woven into life in Buenos Aires.