Now Read This: September

Books

A number of highly anticipated novels, short stories, and essay collections are slated to hit shelves during the month of September. Seacoast bookworm Liberty Hardy provides a guide to 10 of the best.

Now Read This: August

Books

A number of spellbinding works of fiction and nonfiction are set for publication during the month of August. Here’s a roundup of some of the most anticipated new titles coming soon to a bookstore near you.

A conversation with Judy Blume

Books

Author Judy Blume, who is on her way to The Music Hall as a guest in the Writers on a New England Stage series, discusses her new book, In the Unlikely Event, which she expects to be her final novel.

Now Read This: July

Books

Liberty Hardy guides us through the most anticipated books coming out in the month of July, including new titles from Liz Moore, Maggie O'Farrell, and Megan Abbott.

The science of humans at war

Books

A Q&A with bestselling author Mary Roach, who specializes in pop-science explorations of curious topics that ooze with humor. Her latest book is “Grunt,” which she’ll present at The Music Hall in Portsmouth as part of the Writers on a New England Stage series on June 30.

Now Read This

Books

Local bookworm Liberty Hardy guides us through the top 10 most anticipated new books coming out in the month of June, including new titles by Mary Roach, Annie Proulx, and Yaa Gyasi, and others.

Soul power

Books

James McBride looks for James Brown and holds up a mirror to America in Kill 'Em and Leave.

Serious fun

Books

New literary magazine Outlook Springs brings inter-dimensional poetry, fiction, and nonfiction to the Seacoast.

Now Read This

Books

Liberty Hardy guides us through the most anticipated books coming out this month.

Penny for your poet

Books

Robert Dunn was, in some ways, the embodiment of his poetry, which he wrote in his head while walking through Portsmouth. Deceptively simple, surprisingly profound....

Of coffins and commanders

Books

Brady Carlson likes presidents. Specifically, U.S. presidents, and, even more specifically, dead ones. The New Hampshire Public Radio host is the author of “Dead Presidents:...

Style Queue

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For info on Style Queue Magazine, click here. /stīl/ /kyo͞o/ noun  1. a sequence of people with a distinctive appearance 2. A style column for...

Now Read This

Books

American Housewife: Stories by Helen Ellis These 12 dark tales of domestic housewives who have turned Serial Mom are simply fantastic! Think Donna Reed with...

Real impersonator

Books

Early in his career as a writer, Andrew Merton worked as a reporter for daily newspapers. “Tight deadlines and strict word counts,” he said. “No...

Best books

Books

Hundreds of thousands of new books are published every year. That’s good news and bad news for book lovers — there are so many choices,...

Season’s readings

Books

Editor’s note: The holidays are here, and that means it’s time to slow down and spend some time with family and friends. Of course, a little...

100 Years of Christmas

Books

My name is Archibald Reef, and I am a ghost. Though to be honest, ‘ghost’ suggests an incorporeal form, an idea primarily used by children,...

Future reference

Books

It’s a Friday morning at the Portsmouth Public Library and the building is busy with activity. Upstairs, a class on the basics of using Excel is in...

Common bond

Books

After writer and journalist Wendy Williams finished college, she lived in a small horse barn in Vermont, where she cared for two horses. Williams was...

36 ways to treat a reader

Books

This has been an amazing year for books, and whether you like cooking, history, science, movies, or something entirely different, there’s something in here for everyone!...