Nicholas Reynolds with book

The writer, adrift


A conversation with author and historian Nicholas Reynolds on his new book about Ernest Hemingway’s secret life as a spy. Reynolds will be in Portsmouth later this week.

Now Read This: June


Highlighting Liberty Hardy's list of the top 10 books coming out this month is the first release from The God of Small Things author Arundhati Roy in nearly 20 years. Check out the full list here.

Now Read This: May


May brings some impressive new works, including novels, memoirs, a graphic novel, and the English premiere of a Chinese classic. Here are some of the top titles coming out this month.

Grace under fire


A health issue forced Anita Shreve to cancel the book tour that would have brought her to Portsmouth in early May, but you can read a Q&A with the author about her new novel here.

Now Read This: April


Some of the new titles coming out in April seem particularly timely in light of the current national discourse. Here’s our guide to the top 10 most anticipated books scheduled for publication this month.

A hermit’s tale

Books, Outdoor

Journalist Michael Finkel, author of The Stranger in the Woods, shares the true story of a man who lived in the Maine woods for 27 years. Finkel will be in Portsmouth next week.

Now Read This: March


Among the most highly anticipated books slated for publication in March is the true story of a Maine-based hermit, authored by Michael Finkel, who will soon discuss the book in Portsmouth. Learn more about that and other top titles here.

Now Read This: February


The shortest month of the year brings no shortage of compelling, engrossing, and often mystifying new books. Here are 10 of the most anticipated highlights slated for publication in February.

From prayer beads to poetry


Biographer Brad Gooch, author of Rumi's Secret, discusses the Sufi poet's life and transcendent work in advance of his appearance at The Music Hall Loft in Portsmouth.

Now Read This: January


The New Year begins with a new batch of books, including novels, short stories, memoirs, and a couple of stunning debuts. Here are 10 highlights slated for publication in the month of January.

True stories


Beyond the Binding, a new storytelling series presented by Seacoast Area Libraries, brings local storytellers to 18 public libraries during the month of January.

Page weight


Despite the avalanche of Kindles, iPads, and Nooks that will inevitably be under countless Christmas trees this year, print books are still alive and well. For Granite State publishers and writers, print remains one of the most practical, visceral ways to connect with readers.

Now Read This: Signal Boost


With such a vast number of books published each year, it’s easy to miss some true literary gems. With that in mind, Liberty Hardy offers up her top 12 underrated books of the year. Keep them in mind as potential gifts for avid readers.