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6 Days Until Mystery Month!

6 Days Until Mystery Month!

They said it would be a routine prisoner transfer. Sure, the prisoner was a notorious cannibal and contortionist who’d escaped confinement on several previous occasions, but with the latest in shackle technology enclosing his wrists and ankles, and a titanium cage encasing his filed-to-a-point teeth, what could go wrong? “He won’t be any more trouble than your average, […]

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7 Days Until Mystery Month!

7 Days Until Mystery Month!

Your lawyer said the judge’s sentence was just meant to scare you straight—with good behavior, there was no way you’d serve all ten years. But after nine years of pushing the book truck back and forth from the prison library, weeding the warden’s garden, and saying “No, thank you” to your cellmate’s repeated demands that you drink pruno […]

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About Time: From Concept to Clocks (Books for the Apple Watch Launch)

About Time: From Concept to Clocks (Books for the Apple Watch Launch)

As impressive as the Apple Watch is, I’m going out on a limb and saying that the printing press is still at the top of the heap when it comes to innovation. (Along with the wheel, internal combustion engine, and the programmable coffee maker.) Lead your early adopters into the stacks and remind them where […]

Reviews of the Week

Reviews of the Week

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from April 20–24 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, April 20th Memory Man, by David Baldacci Meet Amos Decker: former […]

Book Trailer Thursday: Girl in Dior

Book Trailer Thursday: Girl in Dior

In about the most elegant graphic novel—or any book—trailer you’ll ever see, Annie Goetzinger discusses her process in creating Girl in Dior (NBM), her evolution as an artist, and how she illustrated the well-known and often-photographed character who became “her Dior.” There’s French, there are the book’s magnificent spreads, there’s Satie. . . . So […]

8 Days Until Mystery Month!

8 Days Until Mystery Month!

The waiting—will it never end? When Vito, Fingers, and Larry the Lock told you to watch the back door while they climbed up the drainpipe and went in through the skylight, it seemed like an easy way to make a quick fifty bucks. But they’ve been in there a while and, from the clanging and swearing […]

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