No Easy Day, at No. 10, provides a firsthand account of the Navy SEAL mission that killed Osama bin Laden.
At No. 10, Dan Brown's Inferno features Robert Langdon grappling with a riddle tied to Dante's masterpiece.
While economists debate the accuracy of the book's data, David Piketty's Capital In The Twenty-First Century holds on to its No. 1 spot.
Emily Giffin's The One & Only, a Texas-set novel of love, loss and football, debuts at No. 3.
The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.
A new fantasy anthology collects stories from places and voices often overlooked by mainstream authors, from a Qing Dynasty courtesan in China to the Igbo rebels of Nigeria's 1929 "Women's War."
Amazon wants better terms for print and e-books and is refusing pre-orders for upcoming Hachette books, and slowing delivery for those already ordered. Authors are complaining on the Internet.
Staffers at the Library of Congress have been looking for 250 books that belonged to Thomas Jefferson. He gave these books and several thousand more to start the library more than 200 years ago.
Author and poet Maya Angelou died Wednesday at the age of 86. In a recording, Angelou reads her poem "Still I Rise."
Reading Rainbow went off the air in 2009, but the show's host, LeVar Burton, is raising money for an interactive website — and offering some pledge rewards that make NPR tote bags pale in comparison.
In 1986, Angelou spoke to Terry Gross about Southern influences in her writing, her love of autobiography and how, as a traumatized young girl, poetry inspired her to start speaking again.
Angelou refused to speak for much of her childhood and revealed the scars of her past in her groundbreaking memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. She opened doors for black and female writers.
Polish journalist Mariusz Szczygieł's compilation of short vignettes about Czechoslovakia centers on Prague's infamous Stalin monument, a giant edifice that lingers despite its destruction in 1962.
The famed writer of Westerns uses his first novel in five years to blow a few holes in the myths surrounding the shootout at the OK Corral. Reviewer Alan Cheuse calls it "a peach of a book."
Is the story of rising inequality presented by Thomas Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century an exaggeration? A Financial Times editor said as much recently. Now, the argument has begun.
In China's Second Continent, Howard French explores the Chinese presence in 15 African countries. The relationship goes beyond economics: more than a million Chinese citizens have migrated to Africa.