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On Crack For Intellectuals

Tonight, Book Culture is pleased to celebrate the release of Eloisa James' new book, Seven Minutes in Heaven. In anticipation, we're sharing this guest post from the author herself.

A few years ago, a CNN producer asked me: “Don’t you just write porn for women?” Her comment wasn’t personal; romance as a genre is often labeled “foolish, offensive, and indecent,” to borrow from George Bernard Shaw’s reaction to a romance. He was talking about Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, but my fellow authors are used to that sort of insult.

In Celebration of Book Culture's Foray into Romance

Book Culture on Columbus is getting a brand new romance section! Eloisa James, author of My American Duchess, Four Nights With the Duke, and the forthcoming Seven Minutes in Heaven, just to name a few, has graciously agreed to help curate the section. Today we're welcoming her to the blog to talk about a few of her favorites!

Holiday Gift Suggestions: Books for Kids

Wondering what to get the children in your life this holiday season? We have you covered! Our resident children's book expert, Anna, has these suggestions:

These are my favorite hand-sells for the holiday season, from board books to chapter books. They're new releases from this fall, so it's pretty safe that the person who you're giving them to doesn't already have them. They are all good stories to share with your loved ones during the holiday, or a great way to make good use out of a quiet moment. --Anna

What to Read in Light of Trump: Understanding What Happened

All of us at Book Culture were shocked and unsettled by the results of the election earlier this month. As booksellers, we believe there are books for every situation, so we immediately started thinking about what books to turn to now; this is the first in a series of posts about books to read in reponse to Trump's election. For this first installment, we thought about what to read to try to understand what's happened. 

Q&A with Luke Mayville

Book Culture is excited to host Luke Mayville, author of John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy, on November 28th at our 112th St. location. This book presents the first extended exploration of Adams's preoccupation with a problem that has a renewed urgency today: the way in which inequality threatens to corrode democracy and empower a small elite. In anticipation of his upcoming talk, Luke was kind enough to answer a few questions for us.