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When it comes down it, what's the one thing that makes writing so hard?

Recently revamping many stores was part of a broader plan to revive Barnes & Noble, a difficult task to begin with that has become a lot more formidable under the weight of the pandemic

In their new book, "Big Friendship," Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman argue that platonic relationships deserve as much attention and tending as romantic ones

When the only thing standing between you and the blank page is.

3 picture books offer the physical joys of the great outdoors to families ready to roam free

9 new books recommended by critics and editors at The New York Times

In male versions of the road-trip crime novel, the guys manage to have a lot of fun between the car chases, highway shootouts and other daredevil conventions. For women, the open road looks a whole lot scarier — and much too scary to joke about.

"I knew I wanted to rip these stores apart and put them back together in a different way," James Daunt said. "And then suddenly: ‘Oh my goodness, they’re all shut. Let’s get to work.'"

The ingredients for an escape from the city are scattered around a child’s bedroom on the opening pages of "Hike," Pete Oswald’s solo picture book debut. Observant readers may guess what’s in store just by ticking off the items, but surprises await

Ernestine has much to discover on her first camping trip, in Jennifer K. Mann's new picture book: Lake swimming might include live fish. Hiking is not the same thing as walking. But there are wonderful things as well

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From our archives, 12/7/1938: Bette Davis's husband files for divorce, saying she reads too much

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Internet Archive is ending its program of offering free, unrestricted copies of e-books because of a lawsuit from publishers, which said lending out books without compensation for authors or publishing houses was “willful mass copyright infringement”

Ibram X. Kendi's antiracist reading list. As he writes: "Think of it as a stepladder to antiracism, each step addressing a different stage of the journey toward destroying racism’s insidious hold on all of us."

Breaking: Barnes and Noble has been acquired by the hedge fund Elliott Advisors for $638 million. It caps months of speculation over the future of the bookstore, which has been struggling to make a profit. Our story:

The singular "they" is older than the singular "you." Only in the 1600s did singular "you" start pushing out "thou" and "thee."

It's here! 57 of the latest thrillers, romance novels, cookbooks and more. We promise they'll entertain you, offer escape and stretch your horizons this season, no matter if you're on the beach or in your bedroom.

Ibram X. Kendi's antiracist reading list. As he puts it: "Think of it as a stepladder to antiracism, each step addressing a different stage of the journey toward destroying racism’s insidious hold on all of us."

George Steiner, the essayist, fiction writer, teacher, scholar and literary critic, has died at 90: 

Refugees who came to American often made major literary contributions. Here are 25 of them.

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