Books

Your essential guide to NYC bookstores, author readings and book signings

Ariel Levy on The Rules Do Not Apply
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Ariel Levy on The Rules Do Not Apply

The Female Chauvinist Pigs author and world-traveling New Yorker writer talks to us about her harrowing new memoir

The 15 best books of 2016
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The 15 best books of 2016

From the tale of a teenager drawn into a cult to a deep dive into Seinfeld history

Caitlin Moran talks her new book of essays Moranifesto
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Caitlin Moran talks her new book of essays Moranifesto

The author talks about her new collection of political and pop culture essays

Inside the head of Ethan Hawke
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Inside the head of Ethan Hawke

The actor chats about his new graphic novel, Indeh, and how to follow your art in Hollywood

New York's best bookstores and readings

Best bookstores in NYC
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Best bookstores in NYC

Best specialty bookstores in NYC
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Best specialty bookstores in NYC

Best reading series in NYC
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Best reading series in NYC

Best storytelling shows in NYC
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Best storytelling shows in NYC

Recent book reviews

Girl in a Band
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Girl in a Band

In the opening pages of her memoir, Kim Gordon finds herself in the midst of two breakups

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Find Me: A Novel
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Find Me: A Novel

As victims across the country forget their names, one woman's memories won't let her go

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Honeydew: Stories by Edith Pearlman
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Honeydew: Stories by Edith Pearlman

The short-story master will bring out your inner voyeur in another collection of simple, entrancingly realistic fictions

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Loitering: New & Collected Essays by Charles D’Ambrosio
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Loitering: New & Collected Essays by Charles D’Ambrosio

A cult essayist expands his oeuvre—and leaves no doubt about his talent—in this deeply relatable nonfiction collection 

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Ugly Girls: A Novel by Lindsay Hunter
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Ugly Girls: A Novel by Lindsay Hunter

Two teens face a stalker and deal with their own failings in a richly detailed debut 

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss
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On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss

Myths, metaphors and vampires: Eula Biss’s expansive exploration of vaccination will surprise you 

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars

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The best books about New York
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The best books about New York

From classic Brooklyn bildungsroman to a modernist scramble through Manhattan, these books create NYC in their image

The best NYC authors of all time
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The best NYC authors of all time

NYC has been the literary landscape to countless authors

Poet Tracy K. Smith on grief, God and getting hooked on prose
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Poet Tracy K. Smith on grief, God and getting hooked on prose

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author offers a revealing look back on her childhood and her mother’s death

10 new science-fiction and fantasy reads
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10 new science-fiction and fantasy reads

Pick up these genre-bending works to indulge your lust for the unbelievable, without committing to a 14-part novel series

Interview: Julia Cooke
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Interview: Julia Cooke

The author and travel journalist shares her story about life in Cuba today, from the trade embargo to the espresso