Bethanne Patrick

5 Books to Watch for in June

Yes, things slow down a little in the summer for the book publishing industry. But for most readers, that’s not ...

The Bookstore of the Future, Part IV: Books in “The Shift Age”

In this installment of our new feature, we talk about the bookstore of the future with…a futurist. David Houle is ...

Riot Asks: Mike Scotti

Mike Scotti, author of the recently released memoir The Blue Cascade: A Memoir of Life After War (Grand Central Press, ...

What’s On Your Nightstand?: Stripping Down

All right, you readers. This week, make me proud! Tell the world what’s on your nightstand, even if you’re still ...

Riot Asks: Jeffrey Lewis

Jeffrey Lewis is the author of Berlin Cantata (Haus Publishing), a “polyphonic novel” about the city after the Wall fell, ...

What’s On Your Nightstand?: The Well-Tempered TBR Pile

Last week my friend and fellow Book Riot writer Elizabeth Bastos asked on Twitter “Do you do lectio divina?” The ...

The Bookstore of the Future, Installment Two: Sidelines, Front and Center

This is the second of four pre-Book Expo America posts on what bookstores might look like and function like in ...

Riot Asks: Madeline Miller

Madeline Miller was born in Boston and grew up in New York City and Philadelphia. She attended Brown University, where ...

What’s On Your Nightstand?: The Hunger Pangs

Do I have to admit this? OK, I’ll admit this: I just read The Hunger Games. The first book. I’ve ...

Sites We Like: Beyond the Margins

Since Boston’s Grub Street writers’ collective is holding its annual Muse conference this weekend, it seems only fitting for us ...

Riot Asks: Emily St. John Mandel

Emily St. John Mandel was born on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. She studied dance at The School ...

The Bookstore of the Future, Installment One: What Would Don Draper Handsell?

Unlike me, you may not be a rabid Mad Men fan–and I’ll forgive you, especially this season. However, this past ...

What’s On Your Nightstand?: A Moment of Meta-Something

Last week there were fewer of  you answering this question, which might mean you’re weary of it–or might mean your ...

Sites We Like: Paper and Salt

Many of the sites we highlight in this feature have been around for a while–there’s nothing wrong with the tried ...

What’s On Your Nightstand?

Where do these weeks go, fellow readers? April is nearly gone, and I have yet to read seven books on ...

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