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  • Op-ed pick: Why France is still a good place for bookstores

    "The new measure is part of France’s effort to promote “biblio-diversity” and help independent bookstores compete. Here, there’s no big bookseller with the power to suddenly turn off the spigot."
  • A very dark summer house: Herman Koch’s latest, reviewed

    Summer House is a certainly a great beach read – it's gripping and quick, and smarter than your average summer novel – but it's certainly no lighthearted affair.
  • Daily Circuit guests recommend…

    David Stuart MacLean — the author of the wonderful new memoir, “The Answer to the Riddle is Me” — offers his recommendations for great books to get you through the rest of winter. If you missed David on The Daily Circuit this week, take a listen here. His story will make you grateful for all your…
  • When at first you can’t finish a book …

    In our show last week, Kerri talked with Kevin Smokler about going back to the books he was assigned in high school, and finding new appreciation for the stories when he wasn’t forced to read them. We asked you what book you love to re-read, but now we want to hear what books from your…