The Reading Room

Remarkable Reads: 34 Writers and Their Adventures in
Readingedited by J. Peder Zane (Norton, 2004)

The American Classics: A Personal Essayby Denis Donoghue(Yale
University Press, 2005)

A History of Readingby Steven Roger Fischer(Reaktion Books,

Why Read?by Mark Edmundson(Bloomsbury, 2004)

Nothing Remains the Same: Rereading and Rememberingby Wendy
Lesser(Houghton Mifflin, 2002)

Every Book Its Reader: The Power of the Printed Word to Stir the
Worldby Nicholas A. Basbanes(HarperCollins, 2005)

Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Timesedited by Kevin
Smokler(Basic Books, 2005)

Rereadings: Seventeen Writers Revisit Books They Loveedited by
Anne Fadiman(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005)

In-depth coverage of eye-opening issues that affect your life.