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Looking for book recommendations? News about the latest bestsellers? Want to peruse the latest headlines? Then you've come to the right place!

  • New York Times Book Reviews - The latest news about books from the New York Times
  • Powell's City of Books - Powell's Books is the largest independent used and new bookstore in the world. We carry an extensive collection of out of print rare, and technical titles
  • NPR BooksNPR's brings you news about books and authors along with our picks for great reads. Interviews, reviews, the NPR Bestseller Lists, New in Paperback and much more.
  • IndieBound Bestsellers - Reported weekly by independent booksellers across America, the Indie Bestseller Lists let you know what indie readers are buying right now.
  • Pulitzer Prize Winners - For the latest on The Pulitzer Prizes - including news about winners and finalists, entry deadlines and events
  • Nebula Award Winners - The Nebula Awards ® are voted on, and presented by, active members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. 
  • Hugo Award Winners - The World Science Fiction Society (WSFS) gives out the Hugo Awards each year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. 
  • The Man Booker Prize Winners - The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel, written in the English language, and published in the UK. 
  • Banned & Challenged Books - The ALA promotes the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one's opinions even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those viewpoints to all who wish to read them.
  • "BBC" Book List Challenge - "The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books on this list. How many have you read?"
  • The Guardian's 100 Best Books of All Time - Looking for great book recommendations? Our critics and experts pick the best books, and give the definitive subject lists. And don't forget to look at our list of the 100 greatest non-fiction books

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  • National Public Radio - NPR delivers breaking national and world news. Also top stories from business, politics, health, science, technology, music, arts and culture.
  • BBC Online - World Headlines