Weekend picks for book lovers, including essays about Provence from Peter Mayle

What should you read this weekend? USA TODAY’s picks for book lovers include Peter Mayle's final love letter to Provence, and two new titles...

Book vending machines installed across US by French publisher

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Some people go to Vegas to gamble, others to buy really rare books

What reward does one buy after winning at the gambling tables in Las Vegas or sitting through an excruciatingly dull convention there? A Rolex? A designer...

Carnage Targets the Entire Marvel Universe in Venom Teaser

Marvel Comics has released a teaser for an upcoming Venom storyline which appears to see Carnage targeting the entire Marvel Universe. The image, illustrated by Greg Land,...

Fruit of Knowledge by Liv Strömquist review – eye-poppingly informative

Witty, clever and angry, this book about the suppression of female sexuality is fantastically acute How I loved reading Liv Strömquist’s Fruit of Knowledge. Mostly,...

Foreign Authors Shun Hebrew Translations

British author Kamila Shamsie, whose early works had been translated into Hebrew, refuses to publish her new books in Israel. She's not the only...

On the Ground in Afghanistan and Iraq

C. J. Chivers, a senior writer for The New York Times and a former Marine infantry officer, begins his new book with a description...

New Brooklyn Public Library branch on the books

For the first time in 35 years, a brand-new branch of the Brooklyn Public Library is, well, on the books. It will be the...

Harvest ideas from three great gardening books

I’ve just packed my beach bag for a long-awaited vacation. In addition to the crucial sunscreen, visor, and water bottle, it also holds a...

Bookstore Partners With Police to Provide Books to Detainees

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A bookstore owner in Brattleboro is donating books to the Police Department for individuals who have to spend the night...

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WASHINGTON – Gabriel Felix is on track to graduate from Howard University's medical school in May. The 27-year-old from Rockland County, N.Y., has beaten the odds...