Texas abortion laws, immigration reform, bizarre natural remedies from the 1700s, and single mothers voting Republican. These are some of the items we read about this week.
World Book Night, the science of racism, the Affordable Care Act, backpacking in Idaho, and more. Here's what we've been reading this week.
Book-browsing turkeys in Harvard Square, SCOTUS and greenhouse gas regulations, doctor empathy, and more. This is what we've been reading about online this week.
Here's a roundup of what we've been reading and watching online this week.
By Tom Hallock | Today is Jessie Bennett’s last day at Beacon Press, and I want to take the opportunity to thank her in the space she created. Jessie came to Beacon six years ago, answering the call for someone to fill “a temporary, grant-funded position” to create a blog for the press. In my new hire letter I wrote, “There is a possibility that the position will be funded for a second year.” Thanks to her work, it was funded for a second and then a third, by which time we had come to feel that both the blog and its editor were essential to the work of the press.
Our blog editor says goodbye.
Are you in New York for BookExpo America? Here's the low-down on how to connect with Beacon Press.
Aviva Chomsky traveled to Havana for the Cuban Book Fair and the release of a Spanish translation of her book, They Take Our Jobs! And 20 Other Myths About Immigration.
A note about our giveaway of books on grief.
"The message of Banned Books Week is that we only possess free speech as long as we are willing to fight for it."
From an inauspicious beginning, Kate Whouley turned her love of books into a life of writing.
If you were surfing in Santa Cruz yesterday and you got a free book... you can thank World Book Night!
The Pulitzer board dropped the ball on the 2011 fiction prize, so our staff felt compelled to pick it up.
Edward Cullen as a ruthless CEO with bondage fetish? You have now entered the Twilight fanfic zone.
Enter a giveaway for free books from Other Press.
The outcome of today's game will be felt for the ages. Or for at least a week on the website of one fortunate independent publisher.
Tom DeWolf casts a sympathetic but critical eye on Katherine Stockett's book and the film adapted from it.
Order any book from beacon.org by December 31st and receive 10% off your order and free standard shipping*. Plus, Beacon Press will donate 20% of total sales to three of its favorite organizations--Harlem Children's Zone, Interfaith Youth Core, and Food...
A night with a book club reminds an author of why he wrote his book.
Glenn Branch shares his summer reading, which includes scholarly tomes and comics explanations of the origins of life.