Beyond The Book

The big-box stores are jammed with Christmas decorations, and that can only mean one thing: It’s Halloween! For all you fraidy cats out there, here’s a list of not-actually-scary books to tuck into on the big night.

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Can't monsters, poltergeists, and bloodthirsty clowns be enough?

Book Blog

Readers still hunger for the human touch.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 25, 2015. That’s when the Washington Writers Conference: Books Alive! 2015 takes place.

Author Q&A

The Americans wanted to throw him a parade. The French wanted to hang him. Welcome to the world of the Marquis de Lafayette, hero of the American Revolution and lightning-rod pariah in his homeland. In her insightful new biographical portrait, Laura Auricchio gives us a panoramic view of a man who could be both a young hothead and a far-ranging thinker.

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Whether your little ghoul is still in diapers or too cool to trick-or-treat with Mom and Dad anymore, there’s a terrific new Halloween title out there for her! Here are five to try.

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October 24th is National Food Day! If you’d like to read — rather than eat — your way through it, dive into one of these fantastic cookbooks. Each is good enough not to cook from!

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Recalling a brilliant, trailblazing iconoclast.