Teachers assign summer reading, but what do they read on their vacations? Linda Nathan shares her favorites.
The Unitarian Universalist Association's Common Read program has selected Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation.
David Gessner has had enough of elevated language and warbling folkies singing about Mother Earth. It's time to kick out the jams.
A selection of excerpts from new and backlist Beacon LGBT titles.
June 13 marks the 40th anniversary of the day the New York Times began publishing the Pentagon Papers, and the federal government has finally decided to declassify them.
Judge Nancy Gertner discusses her life as a defense lawyer, what it meant to her to defend women, and the different paths Gertner and Justice Sotomayor took to becoming judges.
Margaret Regan, author of The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona-Mexico Borderlands, will once again appear at the Tucson Festival of Books. Her appearance at the 2010 festival was broadcast on BookTV; you can watch it on YouTube....
Terry Galloway talks about her cochlear implant surgery and how it felt to hear her mother's voice for the first time in 51 years.
In an excerpt from her book, Terry Galloway discusses lip-reading, special education, and being Little-d deaf.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is available in a new, altered version. The author of Inheriting the Trade writes about why he thinks this is a bad idea.
Read more about Margaret Regan's compelling book that addresses the human cost of U.S. immigration policy.
Out now: a new edition of Eboo Patel's acclaimed memoir with a new afterword by the author.
While one man and his small group of followers talk about burning copies of Islam's holy book, America's secular and religious communities speak up in solidarity.
A member of Beacon's staff shares some photos from her parent's visit with Barack Obama.
Two Beacon Press books are leading the voting for the Boston Globe's first citywide read program.
Beacon staff returns from a productive and photogenic BookExpo America!
Speaking to a convention of Sri Lankan Tamil doctors, Adele Barker discovers renewal through books.
Sit back and watch or listen to some recent media appearances by Beacon authors.
Today's post is from Tom Hallock, Associate Publisher of Beacon Press. Last week, Beacon announced a change in its distribution from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to Random House Publisher Services which will be effective July 1, 2010. It's a big change...
An excerpt from Thousand Pieces of Gold, a biographical novel about the life of an extraordinary Chinese-American woman in the old west.