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2014 Best Books: Boston Globe

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Best Books 2014: Christian Science Monitor

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2014 Best Books: Politics & Prose Bookstore

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Best Books 2014: The Economist

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Best Books 2014: NPR

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Best Books 2014: Newsweek

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Best Books 2014: New York Times' 100 Notable Books

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Best Books 2014: The Washington Post

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Best Books 2014: Publishers Weekly

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Best Books 2014: Minneapolis StarTribune

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Best Books of 2014: Library Journal

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Best Books of 2014: The Globe And Mail

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Best Books of 2014: Financial Times

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Best Books of 2014: Amazon Editors' Picks

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Best Books 2014: Slate Staff Picks

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Mark Twain Would Likely Be Ticked at the Library of Congress Right Now

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Vanity Fair: "How Did Amazon End Up as Literary Enemy No. 1?"

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WSJ: Slow, Uninterrupted Reading Helps Concentration

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Publishers Weekly: "The Big Indie Books of Fall 2014"

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Who Wrote That Political Memoir?

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Wash Post: "Reading Different Online"

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Wash. Post: "Books Losing Our Attention"

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18 Bookstores Every Book Lover Must Visit At Least Once (Business Insider)

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A Netflix for Books?

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Is a Library Without Print Books a Library?

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Chicago Public Library Named Nation's Best Urban Public Library System

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National Book Festival Announces Move to New Venue in 2014

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ABFFE Joins Campaign Against NSA Surveillance

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Google Wins Book-Scanning Lawsuit

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Jason Epstein on How Books Will Survive Amazon

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The New York Times: Do Books Have Any Impact on Policy in Washington?

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The Nation: "The Amazon Effect" on Book Publishing

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Washington Post: "I Just Read a Pile of Books by Cable Talk-Show Hosts — So You Don’t Have To" by Erik Wemple

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David Carr (NYT): Why Barnes & Noble Is Good for Amazon

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WSJ: How to Salvage Barnes & Noble

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Authors Guild President Scott Turow on The Slow Death of the American Author

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"The End Of Everything" as Book Title

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Overview of U.S. Dept. of Justice Lawsuit against Apple & Publishers

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Opinions on the Current State of Publishing

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E-Books:"The New Pamphleteers"

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Amazon Proposes Digital Library

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Chicago Slated to Host American Writers Museum

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Ready for E-Book Subscriptions?

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What is a Book Today?

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E-Book Consumers Notified of Refunds

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Publishers Develop 'One-Stop' Book Site

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Bookstores Turning to Web Donors

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American Booksellers Association takes issue with President Obama's visit to an Amazon facility

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"The Young and the Bookless"

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Book TV Schedule

Highlights

BookTV Visits Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana
BookTV in Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana

Next air time: Saturday, December 20th, at 12pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
"Red State: An Insider's Story of How the GOP Came to Dominate Texas Politics"
Wayne Thorburn

Next air time: Saturday, December 20th, at 8pm (ET)
Approx. 58 min.
"Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America"
Bob Herbert

Next air time: Saturday, December 20th, at 7pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
"Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America's Independence"
Jack Kelly

Next air time: Saturday, December 20th, at 9pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
Conference on James Burnham's "Suicide of the West: An Essay on the Meaning and Destiny of Liberalism"
Multiple Panelists

Next air time: Sunday, December 21st, at 3pm (ET)
Approx. 3 hr. 20 min.
"Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations"
Brandon Garrett

Next air time: Sunday, December 21st, at 7:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 25 min.
"Citizens of the Green Room: Profiles in Courage and Self-Delusion"
Mark Leibovich

Next air time: Sunday, December 21st, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 53 min.
"Houses of Civil War America"
Hugh Howard

Next air time: Sunday, December 21st, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.

Also Airing...

Saturday, December 20th

8am (ET)
Approx. 52 min.
"@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex"
Shane Harris
10am (ET)
Approx. 50 min.
"What Women Want: An Agenda for the Women's Movement"
Deborah Rhode
12pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
BookTV Visits Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana
BookTV in Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana
1:30pm (ET)
Approx. 50 min.
"William Wells Brown: An African American Life"
Ezra Greenspan
2:20pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 9 min.
"Whistleblowers, Leaks and the Media: The First Amendment and National Security"
Tim McNulty; Paul Rosenzweig; Ellen Shearer
7pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
"Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America"
Bob Herbert

Sunday, December 21st

12am (ET)
Approx. 28 min.
"Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future"
Peter Thiel
12:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 27 min.
"Leo Strauss: Man of Peace"
Robert Howse
2am (ET)
Approx. 41 min.
2014 Miami Book Fair: Cornel West, "Black Prophetic Fire"
Cornel West
3:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
"Impolite Conversations: On Race, Politics, Sex, Money, and Religion"
Cora Daniels
6am (ET)
Approx. 58 min.
"Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?"
Guy Consolmagno
7am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 23 min.
"Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal"
Tom Shroder
8:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
"The Real Custer: From Boy General to Tragic Hero"
James Robbins
9:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr.
2014 Miami Book Fair: Panel on Books & E-Commerce
Andrew Albanese; Franklin Foer; Christopher Kenneally; Astra Taylor; Oren Teicher
10:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
BookTV Visits Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana
BookTV in Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana
7:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 25 min.
"Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations"
Brandon Garrett
11pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
"Houses of Civil War America"
Hugh Howard

Monday, December 22nd

4am (ET)
Approx. 43 min.
"Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools"
Joel Klein
4:45am (ET)
Approx. 50 min.
"#Newsfail"
Allison Kilkenny; Jamie Kilstein
5:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 14 min.
"The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins"
Robert Baer

Upcoming Programs

IN DEPTH

In Depth is Book TV's monthly interview/call-in program with an author featuring his or her body of work.  It's LIVE on the first Sunday of every month.    Mark Levin, Bonnie Morris, Peniel Joseph, Bing West, Luis Rodriguez, Amity Shlaes, Reza Aslan, Ron Paul, Mary Frances Berry, Joan Biskupic, Michael Korda and AEI President Arthur Brooks were our 2014 guests.

Jan 4, 2015  Tavis Smiley www.tavistalks.com  @tavissmiley
Feb 1, 2015  Walter Isaacson  www.aspeninstitute.org @walterisaacson

You can watch all past In Depths online by using the "Search" function in the upper left hand corner of this website.

EVENT COVERAGE

Here are some events that Book TV will be covering in the coming weeks:

12/9/14:   NYC, New America Foundation: Janine Wedel, Unaccountable; Zephyr Teachout, Corruption in America; Lawrence Lessig,    Republic, Lost

12/10/14  NYC, Macaulay Honors College, Jenny Nordberg, The Underground Girls of Kabul & Suki Kim, Without You, There Is No Us

12/11/14   Philadelphia, Gershman YMCA, Matthew Chistopher, Abandoned America

12/15/14   Philadelphia, National Constitution Center, Bill of Rights Day Book Festival

 

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

Book TV covers many book festivals each year, many of them LIVE.  In 2014, our festival coverage includes book festivals in Tucson, Los Angeles, Chicago, Charlottesville, New York, Freedom Fest in Vegas, Brooklyn, the Roosevelt Reading Festival in Hyde Park, NY, Harlem Book Festival, the Texas Book Festival and Miami Book Fair International in November.  You can watch those we've already covered online.  Find them using the "Search" button in the upper lefthand corner of this homepage.

For a complete list of upcoming book festivals, click on the BOOK FAIRS tab at the top of the page.