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.

Anita Shreve The Stars Are 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.

Robert Wheeler

Inside the ‘sacred space’ of a local author’s home studio in New Castle.

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.

Stranger Finkel featured

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.

Brad Gooch Rumi's Secret

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 2017

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.

Tellabration Papa Joe Gaudet

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