• Christine Klayman


    The blogger Christine Klayman shares an episode guide from the SYFY list

  • 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.


Game View all

Name the first line...
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.

Feature Library

Seattle Public Library
1000 Fourth Ave. Seattle, WA 98104

The Seattle Public Library has a legacy of progressive architecture, boasting the first escalator in a public library in 1960, a drive-thru book window and most recently incorporating green building at its Ballard Branch.