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New & Hot Reads

40 new eBooks and audiobooks coming out November 16 - 22, 2021

New eBooks and audiobooks out November 16, including novels by David Baldacci and Dave Eggers, and Paul Simon telling his own story--with some help.

Author Interviews

Alexis Hall on the elements of a good mystery novel

Mystery novelist Alexis Hall shares 5 books that embody the key elements of a good mystery--and inspired his new book Murder Most Actual.

Author Interviews

Janelle Shane on why artificial intelligence often seems dumb

We spoke with Janelle Shane, author of the book You Look Like a Thing and I Love You, about pickup lines, recipes, and assorted other AI weirdness.

Author Interviews

Jesse Wente: storyteller and truth-seeker

Jesse Wente, Anishinaabe broadcaster and arts leader, spoke with us about his new book and what he sees as the main obstacles to achieving reconciliation.

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39 new eBooks and audiobooks coming out November 9 - 15, 2021

New eBooks and audiobooks out November 9: the latest Michael Connelly, climate change comedy (seriously), and a cozy mystery about a true crime podcaster.

Author Interviews

Science journalist Michael Specter on writing for audio

Michael Specter, science journalist and staff writer for the New Yorker spoke with us about the writing process that went into his audiobook, Fauci.

Author Interviews

Edward Rutherfurd on the endurance of human nature

Novelist Edward Rutherfurd spoke with us about historical research, representation, and how bookselling taught him the value of the first 3 pages.

Author Interviews

A comedian's guide to books on grief

Oversharing comedian Shawn Hitchins shares some of the books that helped him write his memoir of grief, The Light Streamed Beneath It.

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47 new eBooks and audiobooks coming out November 2 - 8, 2021

New eBooks and audiobooks out the week of November 2, including Mitch Albom's latest, Rupi Kaur reading her poems, and a pair of donut-themed rom-coms.

Big Ideas

Dark Academia 101: Intro to Chills

Do you yearn for an atmosphere brimming with secrets, darkness, and the pursuit of knowledge? Look no further than Dark Academia!

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