A very timely book for football season … AGAINST FOOTBALL: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto by Steve Almond is part reportage, part memoir, often scathingly funny and all smart. Based on a highly controversial NY Times article of conclusive medical evidence that football causes serious brain injury, a life-long football lover (and bestselling author) tells why […]

Every four years, soccer fanatics across the world unite for the World Cup. With 2014 World Cup kicking off June 12th, we’ve selected some must-read books for the sports fans at your library. Here’s to a summer of soccer and reading! The explosive, critically-acclaimed, and internationally bestselling memoir, I AM ZLATAN, by Zlatan Ibrahimovic—one of the […]

In the spirit of A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a hilarious dystopian novel about a world ruled by fast food companies, where book clubs lead the revolution comes … A Highly Unlikely Scenario. In the not-too-distant future, competing giant fast food factions rule the world. Leonard works for Neetsa Pizza, the Pythagorean pizza chain, in […]

LibraryReads has just released their October list.  Congratulations to all the authors selected, including: Longbourn: A Novel—hardcover, ebook, audio download, audio CD by Jo Baker Knopf The Lowland: A Novel—hardcover, ebook, audio download, audio CD by Jhumpa Lahiri Knopf Cartwheel: A Novel—hardcover, ebook, audio download, audio CD by Jennifer duBois Random House The Stop: How the Fight for […]

Day 5: I don’t know about you but when I was little I loved getting to the fifth day of Christmas verse where my sister and I could exclaim at top volume “FIVE! GOLDEN! RINGS!” (If I’m being completely honest, I still enjoy doing just that) Well today we’re going to encourage you (nudge, nudge) […]

If you think “Mad Men” or “Boardwalk Empire” or “The Wire” or “The Sopranos” are just frighteningly good and have a spare 3 minutes or so today, listen to Edward Jay Epstein’s appearance on All Things Considered, where he explains–using common sense and economics–why the more sophisticated entertainment is now appearing on paid and cable television […]

Having been established for quite some time now as a New York City (especially Brooklyn) microcelebrity, author Tao Lin may be breaking into the mainstream. Writer Hillel Italie’s enlightening profile of Mr. Lin will be appearing, syndicated from the AP, in hundreds of publications nationwide. This is in addition to a recent Salon.com profile, a hilarious New York Observer piece, and a pending, […]