The best biographies & memoirs of July

Epic fashion, epic fishing, epic road-tripping, and more!

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Space: The fur-ball frontier

Before any human slipped the surly leash of gravity, there were the Soviet Space Dogs. Meet these unsung—and unwilling—pioneers in the quest to land on the Moon.

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The best nonfiction of 2019 so far

Just 20 slots for the year's best nonfiction? Impossible! We tried, anyway.

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False fears, false foes: George Takei on “They Called Us Enemy”

George Takei shares moments from his childhood years in an internment camp for Japanese Americans and asks what we've learned since.

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Summer reads to satisfy 8 reading types

Reader, get thee to the beach. Or at least to a comfortable chair.

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Isaac Mizrahi: "I.M." and a lot more...

When Isaac Mizrahi visited Amazon he captivated the audience with his candor and infectious wit.  Here's an clip from our conversation with Mizrahi about his memoir, I.M.

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Best history books of 2019 so far

It's only halfway through the year, but we already can recommend a year's worth of history books.

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Bobby Hundreds: Building community one word—and one T-shirt—at a time

The cofounder of The Hundreds talks with us about being encouraged to chase his passion and building community in spite of the social media age.

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Books we are talking about

Yes, we recently announced our Best Books of the Year So Far--but those aren't the only books we are talking about.

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The worst-laid plans: capers, heists, and crimes

This collection of books about ill-gotten gains—some downright bizarre—will give duffel bags a bad name.

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The best history books of June

It's all here: true crime, compelling biography, and sweeping history.

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Weekend reading

With these books, our editors' summer solstice weekend will become one long reading party.

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Still illin' after all these years

Everyone agrees: Beastie Boys Book is awesome. To mark the 25th anniversary of Ill Communication—their sprawling, eclectic, and mostly explicit epic—we have some pictures.

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Books we are talking about - Book Expo edition

Book Expo comes once a year, and afterwards there is lots to talk about. 

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Summer Reading

Summer is traditionally the season for "fun" books, so let's have some fun.

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