Last Week’s Top Reviews

The most-read reviews on last week were…

Mothers of Sparta: A Memoir in Pieces

The Strangeness of Beauty

Before We Were Yours

Skinnytaste Fast and Slow: Knockout Quick-Fix and Slow Cooker Recipes

The Great Alone



Training booksellers to work in the children’s section.

From the Newsletters

Tip Sheet

Writers to Watch: 10 anticipated spring fiction debuts.

Children’s Bookshelf

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of author Madeleine L’Engle’s birth.

BookLife Report

A look at some of the most well-reviewed self-published titles from BookLife authors.


Week Ahead

As librarians gather in Denver for the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting, a bipartisan budget deal is cause for optimism, reports PW senior writer Andrew Albanese.

More to Come

Heidi MacDonald talks to writer Greg Pak about how authors are connecting to their audiences now, his work with Jonathan Coulton, bringing the DIY spirit to the digital age, his campaign to make preordering comics easier, and his ongoing Mech Cadet Yu and upcoming Weapon H series.

PW Radio

Morgan Jerkins discusses her book This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America. PW associate news editor John Maher explores how poetry is reaching new readers.