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A Century of Shakespeare and Company

A look back at the history of the 100-year-old Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris.

Books We’d Buy if We Won the Lottery

Ever thought about what book you'd spend a ridiculous amount of money on if you won the lottery, came into an inheritance, or found a thumb in a soda can? We have.

Will I Ever Read Ulysses? No, Really

I keep waiting for the perfect opportunity to read Ulysses by James Joyce. I never seem to find it.

Bloomsday or Bust: What I’d Rather Do Than Reread ULYSSES

Read the comments section of pretty much any site anywhere.

My Travels with the Joyceans

One reader encounters...passionate...Joyce fans in her attempt to read Ulysses.

James Joyce, Portnoy’s Complaint, and the Exuberance of First Books: A Chat with Wayne Johnston

In The Son of a Certain Woman, Wayne Johnston’s Giller Prize-nominated tenth book, we meet Percy Joyce, a disfigured boy coming ...

The 10 Best Top 100 Book Lists

What makes a great Top 100 book list, in my view, don't only include your favorite books. They also make you think. Here's ten of the best book lists.

5 Bookish ‘Idea’ Videos That Will Blow Your Mind

Five videos from PBS Idea Channel with novel (har har) bookish conundrums.

Belated Bloomsday: A Beginner’s Guide to ULYSSES

James Joyce’s Ulysses is one of those books that I really, really want to read, but I open it up and then ...

Readin’ On A Jet Plane: How Do You Pick Books for Long Flights?

On long flights, how do people pick what to read? Does flying suit certain books over others? Is it harder to read on a plane than, say, a train or a car?