There's a widely cited statistic that only three percent of books published in the U.S. are works in translation. This should trouble those of us who love to read: imagine what we're missing out on! But the statistics are even worse when it comes to women in translation. Translator Meytal Radzinsky started Women in Translation Month two years ago in order to draw attention to the problem. According to her statistics, only 30% of new English language translations are books by women--which means that books by women in translation make up less than one percent of all books published each year in the U.S. That's pretty dismal.
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.
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.
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.
Summer has arrived in New York City, and there's no better way to spend it than lazing in the sun with a good book. It's time to head to the park and soak up some literature along with those rays. To help you start off your summer reading right, our staff and managers at Book Culture on Columbus have offered up their personal summer reading lists. We hope this provides you with some inspiration, and that your summer is filled with playful, contemplative, and ever surprising literary adventures.
Book Culture is powered by books, a love of reading, and our booksellers. Get to know the Book Culture on Columbus Children's Book Manager, Anna!
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?"
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.
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).
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- Author Q&A with Randi Hunter Epstein
- 2019 National Book Awards Longlist for Translated Literature
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- Sara's Review of The House of Impossible Beauties
- Anti-Beach Reads
- Sara's Review of With the Fire on High
- Summer Reading 2019: Book Culture Long Island City
- Summer Reading 2019: Book Culture on Broadway
- Summer Reading 2019: Book Culture on Columbus
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