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Best Short Stories to Read Right Now
These seven memorable books make it clear that short is good.
7 Great Books from Small Presses That Are Worth Your Time
From psychological thrillers to Southern sagas, from stunningly daring narratives to delicious period dramas, great...
The RD Interview: Anna Quindlen on Her Proudest Achievement
The beloved author talks about midlife surprises, lifelong friendships, and her proudest achievement (it’s...
6 Great Books to Read (That You Might Have Missed)
You know about the season's blockbusters, but if you want something different and exceptional, take...
Everyday Heroes: Social Media Saves a Battered Puppy
Tied to a truck and dragged for miles, this young pup has seen extraordinary cruelty—...
Amazing LEGO Art
A stunning new book proves the versatile LEGO blocks aren't just kids' stuff. Here, five...
8 Irresistible Fall Books We’re Reading Right Now
Here's the short list of the titles that will keep Reader's Digest books editor Dawn...
The Vampire That Wouldn’t Let Anne Rice Go
When Anne Rice, the queen of vampire stories, created her bad-boy star Lestat, she never...
Animal Skulls Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before
It's easy to recognize a human head beneath its flesh, but some of these animal...
Reader’s Digest Picks the Best Summer Reading for 2013
From serious literature to serious fun, our books editor Dawn Raffel selects the summer's hottest...
13 Songs for the Perfect Summer Playlist
Go beyond the Beach Boys with our round-up of upbeat songs—plus learn the surprising...
8 Eye-Popping Art Park Sculptures
Want to see something cool? Take a trip to these awe-inspiring oases of art, on...
Read It Here: The World’s Happiest Tweet
Could be they've got too much time on their hands, but researchers sifted though 10 million...
Rescue Dogs Rule: Let’s Hear it for Mutts!
The Westminster Dog Show has crowned its new superfabulous champ in the form of an...
A Book We Love (And You Should Read) Earns a Well-Deserved Nomination
We said it back in our July/August issue when we ran a big excerpt...
Looking for the Perfect Book? There’s an App For That
Today BookScout makes its official debut on Facebook. This free app susses out your timeline...
Got a Novel? You Could Score $50,000
Have you written a novel that's in search of a publisher? Whether your book has...
The Big Idea: Clone Ancient Trees to Save Planet Earth
David Milarch is a pioneering spirit who believes that cloning huge ancient trees—such as...
Books: The First Must-Read of 2013 Arrives
Bernard Cornwell is a master of combining a thumping good tale with a fascinating history...
Got a Minute? Get a Story
Want to download a quick, compelling, no-cost read? A free app called Bookslinger treats you...
Send a Card, Save a Dog
The North Shore Animal League America, the world's largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization, is...
This Very Special Book Makes a Brilliant Gift
Now's the time of year when everyone's compiling "best of" lists—mostly made up of...
Would You Name Your Baby ‘iOS’?
Move over Emma, Jacob, Sophia, and all you other tots and tykes with popular baby...
Three Treats for Book Lovers
Are you a book junkie? Are you missing a healthy books section in your local...
The Kindness of New Yorkers
Here's one New York City police officer who just smashed the stereotype of the big...
Angry Birds Join Holiday Lights Craze
While most of us were busy gnawing the last of the turkey bones or strategizing...
5 Fun Sites to Surf Before Thanksgiving
We know, there are a million things you should be doing to get ready for...
Fun Freebie: Stylish Snail Mail is a Hit
When's the last time you got a real, handwritten letter in the mail? Feeling nostalgic,...
America’s Most Misunderstood Dog
For all that I'm a dog person, I have to admit that I've been less...
NY Marathon Runners Help a Battered City
The New York City Marathon is a world-class race, and some 47,000 runners were psyched to...