• Found: Author


    Davy Rothbart, the founder of Found Magazine, sits down with us to talk about Found and his latest role as author of My Heart is an Idiot

  • The Book was Better...


    As the new Mockingjay trailer hits, we look at how the book did with critics.

  • The Goldfinch Rules


    While The Goldfinch continues to excel in both sales and awards. Is the book as good as people say it is? See how the critics viewed it.

  • The Lowland


    One of the most anticipated books of the year, Jhumpa Lahiri's latest novel arrives onto the scene as a Booker finalist. See what the critics think about the Pulitzer Prize winner's latest.

  • BookCourt


    BookCourt, the Cobble Hill bookstore that began in 1981, is still one of the best bookstores in the five boroughs and our bookstore of the month.

Indie Bookstore View all

At Critics and Writers we want to help independent bookstores thrive. Each month we highlight one of our favorite.

Diesel Books
433 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

Known throughout Oakland for providing excellent book events and service from booksellers who actually know a lot about books, Diesel books has become an icon in the Oakland community.


Feature Library

Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Copley Square, Boston, MA, 02116

Designed by architect Charles Follen McKim as a "palace for the people," the McKim Building was designed a National Historical Landmark in 1986.