July 22nd, 2014

Life imitating art. Sort of obsessed with Augusten Burroughs's puppy.


July 15th, 2014

"It was so weird… he just grew this… this beard…"

—From Stephen Collins’s new graphic novel, The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil, on sale this October.

July 8th, 2014


Who knew Emily Dickinson was a such a prolific baker? Check out Wendy MacNaughton’s Favorite Snacks of the Great Scribblers

Mmm, craving a lime popsicle now.

July 1st, 2014

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore Diorama Competition

Earlier this year, the Cabarrus County Public Library in North Carolina organized a Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore diorama competition. These two representations of Penumbra's fictional spaces are pretty stellar, and also Robin Sloan's favorites.

First, Steven Mumford brought to life the face in the shelves:

And here’s the Reading Room, recreated by Cecilia Eure and Dana Eure: image(Look at those tiny cushioned chairs!)

June 10th, 2014

This Mount Rushmore made of recycled books is amazing!

Click here for more lifelike sculptures intricately carved from re-purposed books by New York-based artist Long-bin Chen.

(via: My Modern Met)

June 6th, 2014

Inspired by this great comic by the very talented Tom Gauld, Book Riot contributor Peter Damien decided to interrogate his own bookshelves.

Which brings us to your #FridayReads! What’s on your shelf?

June 5th, 2014

Grant Snider breaks down the conflicts in literature perfectly.

Check out his Tumblr for more treats.

May 22nd, 2014

We are incredibly pleased to announce that the 2014 New York Book Show has selected some of our covers as award winning entries. Bravo, all!

When Women Were Birds
 by Terry Tempest Williams / Picador
-Cover design by LeeAnn Falciani / Production by Lisa Viviani Goris

The School of Life (series) / Picador
How to Think More About SexHow to Stay SaneHow to Find Fulfilling Work, and How to Change the World
-Cover design by LeeAnn Falciani, Cover Photograph © C_Brignell/Inmagine.com / Production by Lisa Viviani Goris and Adriana Coada

The Twenty-Seventh City by Jonathan Franzen / Picador Modern Classics
-Cover design by Henry Sene Yee, Cover photo-illustration by Marc Yankus / Production by Lisa Viviani Goris

April 17th, 2014

We <3 the new paperback cover of Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown. Credit goes to our Art Director Henry Sene Yee and designer Keith Hayes.

March 17th, 2014

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Tipsy Words of 7 Irish Authors



"Yes, I said yes, I will have another drink." — James Joyce


"Make it a rule never to give a man a drink you would not drink yourself." — George Bernard Shaw


"Once the drunk of Narnia, always the drunk of Narnia." — C. S. Lewis


Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Two of our own from Picador, Madeline Gobbo and Angela Melamud, lovingly crafted these illustrations of Irish authors getting tipsy for The Airship.

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