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Book Culture at 112th Staff Summer Reading Lists!

After yet another brutal New York winter, summer is finally here! No more gray freezing days--the city is in full bloom, the sun sets later every day, and we have more time than ever to laze around NYC's parks and benches to READ! We hope our staff and managers' personal summer reading lists will help inspire many months full of of playful, contemplative, and ever surprising literary adventures.

Book Culture Celebrates Women’s History Month

There is no singular “women’s history”; the extremely vast and varied experience of womanhood can not be catalogued by one author or even one genre. In keeping with this idea, our Women’s History Month reading list features poetry, science fiction, politics, history, classics, graphic novels, and more. Whatever kind of reader you are, we hope our Women’s History Month reading list will introduce you to a new author, new genre, or new way of looking at womanhood.

Book Culture on Broadway Staff Summer Reading Lists!

Summer has finally come to New York, and in this heat it's important to keep calm and cool and move as little as possible. In order words, it's the perfect time to read! Begin your summer right with an amazing list of books to dive into, provided by Book Culture on Broadway's amazing staff and managers. We hope this provides you with some inspiration, and that your summer is filled with playful, contemplative, and ever surprising literary adventures.

Booksellers on breaking up with books

Recently, I've found myself slogging through a whole host of books that really didn't click with me. From stylistic woes, to too-dense prose, from boring plots, to maybe just a personal thing, I've spent the last month reading books I didn't like. I picked up each title expecting to love it, yet every page started to feel like a chore. As a result, I read less often, prolonging my agony. Then one day I was lamenting about my latest read to a friend and she asked the great question I'd failed to ask myself: "Why are you still reading that book if you hate it?"

Devon Recommends Books on Urban Wildlife

As spring gives way to summer, the city is booming with life and a flurry of activity. The sun is out, the temperature is rising, and New Yorkers are finally emerging from their cocoons of down coats as shorts-and-sandals adorned butterflies. Okay, maybe that's a little much, but it is exciting to be able to head outdoors without several layers of fleece. 

In honor of the change of season, I've put together a list of books that explore the wild, rugged outdoors that exists, even within the confines of the city.  Go forth: Read! Explore! Have fun! Don't forget the sun block!

Devon Recommends Cookbooks for a Cold Winter's Day

I love to cook. When the winter wind howls and the apartment is freezing no matter what I do, there's no better time to fire up the oven, roll up my sleeves, and get cooking. Not only am I a little warmer, but suddenly the house is full of heavenly scents and at the end of it all I get a great meal!   Winter also gives me time to try out new recipes and discover new favorites.  For those looking to start their own culinary adventure this winter, here are some of my current cookbook obsessions.

Earth Day Reading List

When we went looking for Earth Day reading recommendations this year, we found that most peoples' lists seem to target the K-8 crowd. In the interest of suggesting something beyond the essential Silent Spring and Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, we pulled a mix of academic and popular nonfiction (and one novel) that we think resonate with the spirit of Earth Day (which, we say, should be every day). 


Get Lost in Literature in Translation

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In the throes of Ferrante fever? Enjoyed The Door as much as The New York Times? Then you just might be addicted to literature in translation! Surprisingly, only 3% of all novels published in the U.S. are in translation. But we are here to bridge the gap. Our new subscription program, Literature in Translation, features work from stellar authors and translators. Throughout the year indie bookseller Cari Kilbride will comb through a mix of translated classics and newly published books to choose a stand out novel to send every month.