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84, Charing Cross Road
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|October 1, 1990

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This charming classic love story, first published in 1970, brings together twenty years of correspondence between Helene Hanff, at the time, a freelance writer living in New York City, and a used-book dealer in London at 84, Charing Cross Road. Through the…
The Last Word: Reviving The Dying Art Of Eulogy
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|May 15, 2017

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A lively examination of why the modern eulogy should rest in peace. Finding the right words to reckon with a loved one's death is no easy task, and the pressure to grieve in a timely fashion only makes the difficulty of saying a meaningful goodbye that much…
Letters To A Young Poet
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|August 24, 2004

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Born in 1875, the great German lyric poet Rainer Maria Rilke published his first collection of poems in 1898 and went on to become renowned for his delicate depiction of the workings of the human heart. Drawn by some sympathetic note in his poems, young people…
Making It Up As I Go Along
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|November 22, 2016

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A hilarious collection of essays, perfect for fans of Caitlin Moran and Lena Dunham. A collection of hilarious, poignant and moving essays from the Number 1 Sunday Times bestselling novelist. Marian's tales of her eye-lash extension horrors, domestic Goddess…
Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay In 40 Questions
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|April 14, 2017

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Humane yet often horrifying, Tell Me How It Ends offers a compelling, intimate look at a continuing crisis - and its ongoing cost in an age of increasing urgency." - Jeremy Garber, Powell's Books >"Valeria Luiselli's extended essay on her volunteer work…
Tao Te Ching
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|May 30, 1964

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Traditionally attributed to Lao Tzu, an older contemporary of Confucius (551 - 479 BC), it is now thought that the work was compiled in about the fourth century BC. An anthology of wise sayings, it offers a model by which the individual can live rather than…
Between Meals: An Appetite For Paris
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|September 29, 2004

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New Yorker staff writer A.J. Liebling recalls his Parisian apprenticeship in the fine art of eating in this charming memoir, Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris.
Letters To A Young Poet
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|September 29, 2013

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Rainer Rilke is considered one of the most significant poets in the German language. The letters in this book were written by Rilke to Franz Kappus, a 19-year-old student at the Military Academy of Vienna. Discouraged by the prospect of military life, Kappus…
Dear Sir, I Intend to Burn Your Book: An Anatomy of a Book Burning

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"Dear Sir, I Intend to Burn Your Book." Last June, I received an astonishing email from a man in The Netherlands who began with "Dear Sir Lawrence Hill" but who went on to say that he did not accept the title The Book of Negroes and would therefore burn my novel…
The Best American Essays 2015
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|October 20, 2015

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New Yorker magazine staff writer and award-winning essayist Ariel Levy brings her wide-ranging taste and unforgettable voice to The Best American Essays 2015 . Selecting from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites, Levy will "discover this year's finest…
On Booze
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|May 24, 2011

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“First you take a drink,” F. Scott Fitzgerald once noted, “then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.” Fitzgerald wrote alcohol into almost every one of his stories. On Booze gathers debutantes and dandies, rowdy jazz…
Seven Nights
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|July 14, 2009

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The incomparable Borges delivered these seven lectures in Buenos Aires in 1977; attendees were treated to Borges’ erudition on the following topics: Dante’s The Divine Comedy, Nightmares, Thousand and One Dreams, Buddhism, Poetry, The Kabbalah, and…