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New From Gutenburg

Who was the Commander at Bunker Hill? by Samuel Swett

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Dr. Stearns's Tour from London to Paris by Samuel Stearns

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The Book of Roses by Francis Parkman

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Sybil Chase by Ann S. Stephens

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Quintus Claudius, Volume 1 by Ernst Eckstein

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Quintus Claudius, Volume 2 by Ernst Eckstein

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Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art, No. 697 by Various

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Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art, No. 699 by Various

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On the origin of inflammation of the veins by H. W. Lee

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Indian Myth and Legend by Donald A. Mackenzie

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Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol II of 2) by John Addington Symonds

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The Popular Science Monthly, July, 1900 by Various

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The Merry-go-round by W. Somerset Maugham

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New York Review of Books

Events with Darryl Pinckney in Boston and Baltimore

Join NYRB and Darryl Pinckney for discussions about Pinckney’s latest book, Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy.

(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:05:09 -0400)

Ian Buruma at the 25th Chicago Humanities Festival

On Saturday, November 1st, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., join author and frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books Ian Buruma at the 25th Chicago Humanities Festival, where he will discuss his new collection of essays, Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War.

(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:52:55 -0400)

Meet Chris Raschka, Author of ‘Alphabetabum’

On Saturday, November 1st, at 3 p.m., bring your kids to Labyrinth Books for an afternoon with Caldecott Medal-winner Chris Raschka, who will talk about his latest book, Alphabetabum, published by The New York Review Children’s Collection.

(Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:37:58 -0400)

NYRB at the Boston Book Festival

New York Review Books and The New York Review of Books will be at the Boston Book Festival this Saturday, October 25, from 10–5. Come visit us at booth #3, where we’ll have books at discounted prices, free copies of The New York Review of Books, and more.

(Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:18:27 -0400)

'An Invitation for Me to Think' Shortlisted for the American Literary Translators Association’s National Translation Award

NYRB is pleased to announce that Alexander Vvedensky’s An Invitation for Me to Think, edited and translated from the Russian by Eugene Ostashevsky, additional translation by Matvei Yankelevich, is one of five books shortlisted for this year’s National Translation Award, given by the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA).

(Thu, 09 Oct 2014 17:06:28 -0400)

Alastair Reid, 1926–2014

We’re saddened by the death this week of Alastair Reid, a poet, translator, traveler, and children’s book author.

(Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:06:39 -0400)

NYRB at the Brooklyn Book Festival

New York Review Books and The New York Review of Books will be at the Brooklyn Book Festival this Sunday, September 21, from 10–6. Come visit us at booths 428–429, where we’ll have books at discounted prices, free copies of the latest issue of The New York Review of Books, and more.

(Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:10:27 -0400)

Ian Buruma at 192 Books

(Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:38:08 -0400)

NYRB Classics Celebrates Sanford Friedman

(Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:34:49 -0400)

‘Morel’s Invention’ and ‘The 10th Victim’ at the Film Society of Lincoln Center

Morel’s Invention, the film adaptation of Adolfo Bioy Casares’s The Invention of Morel, and The 10th Victim, based on the story “Seventh Victim” in Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley, will play at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on Wednesday, August 27, as a part of their “Strange Lands: International Sci-Fi” series.

(Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:51:45 -0400)

NYRB Classics Author Simon Leys, 1935–2014

Simon Leys, the pen name of Pierre Ryckmans, is the author of The Hall of Uselessness and a contributor to The New York Review of Books.

(Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:22:34 -0400)

Read Kosztolányi’s 'Skylark' with the McNally Jackson International Literature Book Club

On Monday, September 8, at 7 p.m., the McNally Jackson International Literature Book Club will discuss Skylark by Dezso Kosztolányi. The group meets in the Cooking section of the store, and Sarah McNally will lead the discussion.

(Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:43:42 -0400)

Event: Daniel Mendelsohn and Adrian Goldsworthy on Emperor Augustus at McNally Jackson

On Monday, August 25, at 7 p.m., Daniel Mendelsohn will be in conversation with Adrian Goldsworthy about the new NYRB Classic Augustus by John Williams, author of Stoner, and Goldsworthy’s new biography, Augustus: From Revolutionary to Emperor.

(Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:41:53 -0400)

Krzhizhanovsky’s 'Autobiography of a Corpse' Wins the 2014 PEN Translation Prize

NYRB Classics is pleased to announce that Autobiography of a Corpse by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky, translated from the Russian by Joanne Turnbull & Nikolai Formozov, has won the 2014 PEN Translation Prize.

(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:15:48 -0400)

Praise for Gabriel Chevallier’s 'Fear' in The New York Times Book Review

NYRB Classics is thrilled to receive an excellent review of Gabriel Chevallier’s Fear in the July 20, 2014 issue of The New York Times Book Review.

(Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:58:23 -0400)

from Canoe

Amy Poehler quizzes George R.R. Martin on 'Game of Thrones' knowledge


Poehler quizzes George R.R. Martin (Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:18:08 -0400)

J.K. Rowling to release Halloween story based on 'Harry Potter' villain


J.K. Rowling to release Halloween story (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:12:17 -0400)

Great Big Sea's Alan Doyle revisits Newfoundland upbringing in Where I Belong


Doyle goes back to Newfoundland roots (Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:43:40 -0400)

Young Drunk Punk: Kids in the Hall's Bruce McCulloch reflects on his youth in new memoir


McCulloch reflects on his youth in new memoir (Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0400)

Ann-Marie MacDonald revisits painful past in 'Adult Onset'


Ann-Marie MacDonald revisits painful past in 'Adult Onset' (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10:00:00 -0400)

'Twin Peaks' sequel novel to explore show's characters


Ahead of Showtime's "Twin Peaks" revival , slated to hit screens in 2016, series co-creator Mark Frost will write a tie-in novel that will span the period between the original ABC series and the new season. (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:28:32 -0400)

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