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Here's a list of some of the blogs and sites we like. It is, as you can see, a work in progress. What we mean is: it's kind of messy. We're working on it all the time, and we'd love to hear if there are blogs you think are essential that we don't have linked yet.

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General - Books, Writing, Reading...

NewPages Blog "The Guide to New Books, Magazines & Music along with News & Views from the Net of Interest to Booksellers, Publishers, Librarians, Writers & Readers."

 Afterlights poetry, visuals

AlterNet Books *

The Artist Unleashed "a website for writers and artists written by writers and artists"

Arts & Letters Daily *

ArtsBeat Books category from the New York Times *

ArtsJournal Publishing

The Bat Segundo Show *

Beatrice books, reviews *

Bent on Books

berfrois "Intellectual Jousting in the Republic of Letters"

The Best American Poetry blog *


Bibliophilic Blather editing, grammar, flash fiction

Big Other "online forum of iconoclasts and upstarts focusing its lens on books, music, comics, film, video..." *

Bitch Media Books 

Blog Critics: Books *

boingboing *

Books & Fiction "Loose leafs from the New Yorker Books Department" *

Book By Its Cover

Book Patrol "A haven for book culture" *

Book Riot "Always Books, Never Boring" *

Book Two

BookBitchBlog *

Bookdwarf books, bookselling, reviews

BookFox "focuses mainly on new literary titles." *

Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene poetry, reviews, interviews

Boston Globe - Books

Brain Pickings *

Changing Lives, Changing Minds "An alternative to incarceration founded in the power of literature to transform lives." *

Chapter & Verse blog The Christian Science Monitor *

Chicago Center for Literature and Photography *

Chicago Poetry Calendar a community organized blog for all things poetry-wise in Chicago *

Chicago Reader Lit Section

Chicago Tribune Printers Row - Readers, Writers and Books *

The Conversant "Interview projects, talk poetries, embodied inquiry." *

Conversational Reading literature, news, interviews, reviews *

Critical Mass blog of the National Book Critics Circle *

Daily Beast Book Beast *

The Daily Vonnegut "Reviews, Interviews, Trivia, and all things Kurt Vonnegut"

Eat, Sleep & Read!

Edward Champion's Reluctant Habits *

Electric Literature's Recommended Reading

Emerging Writers Network writing, literary magazines, reviews *

Fiction Advocate

Fictionaut "A literary community for adventurous readers & writers" *



Full Stop reviews, interviews, marginalia *

GalleyCat books, bookselling, publishing *

Gloom Cupboard Literature for the Common People * reviews, essays, book news

Granta *

Guardian U.K. Books *

Guide to Literary Agents Editor's Blog

harriet a blog from the poetry foundation *

HiLoBrow *

How a Poem Happens

Huffington Post Books *

identity theory interviews, fiction, nonfiction, music, film, books, verse, blogs, visuals

Inside Higher Ed *

Jacket Copy  Los Angeles Times *

Kevin Kelly's Lifestream *

La Bloga Chicana, Latina, Latino, & more

Lambda Literary leader in LGBT book reviews, author interviews, opinion, news

Largehearted Boy *

Like Fire  Commentary, criticism, recommendation, exploration, provocation, raillery, discovery.

Lit Park writing, community, interviews, questions *

Literary Kicks "Opinions, Observations and Research" *

The Literary Saloon writing, literary news, opinion *

The Literary Platform "Dedicated to showcasing projects experimenting with literature and technology."


Los Angeles Review of Books *

Los Angeles Times Books

Madam Mayo *

Maud Newton Blog literature, reviews, events, news *

McSweeney's Internet Tendency *

MFA Blog *

MFA Day Job

Mike Snider's Formal Blog and Sonnetarium poetry, writing, opinion*

The Millions books, arts, and culture *

Minnesota Reads

Mittenlit All about books and authors with a tie to Michigan

MobyLives books, writing, publishing, news *

Multiverse Poetry poetry, readings, news

The Mumpsimus "Displaced thoughts on misplaced literatures"

NPR Books *

Nathan Bransford literary agent

The Nervous Breakdown "Word to your mother" *

NEWSgrist art, politics, censorship

New Statesman Books

New York Times Books *

The New Yorker Books *

The New Yorker Fiction

Notes in the Margin Weblog literary news, publishing

Of Books and Bicycles

Other People with Brad Listi "in-depth, inappropriate interviews with authors." *

The Page "Poetry, essays, language, ideas"

Page-Turner "Criticism, contention, and conversation about books that matter." From the New Yorker *

The Paris Review Daily *

Perpetual Folly literature, writing, lit mags, opinion, review *

Pete Lit writing, news, opinion *

Poetry Daily News poetry news

Poetry Foundation News *

Poetry International Web

PowellsBooks Blog

Powell's Books Review-a-Day *

Practicing Writing writing, news, submission calls, market info *

Publetariat People Who Publish *

Publishers Weekly reviews, bookselling, news *

Publishing Perspectives *

The Quarterly Conversation "Good lit crit for good readers" * art, information, entertainment

The Reading Experience reviews, opinion, books

Reading Under the Covers writing, publishing, news, commentary

readwritepoem (ceased May 2010)

ReadySteadyBook articles, book reviews, interviews

Reluctant Habits books, reviews, interviews, film *

Reprint books, publishing, news

Review 31

The Rondeau Roundup exploration, publication of the rondeau, rondel, roundel, rondeau redouble, rondolet, triolet, and ballade

The Rumpus *

Say Something Wonderful poetry, teaching


Shelf Awareness

Silliman's Blog * "Writing about writing"

So Many Books books, reviews, reading lists, libraries

Telegraph U.K. Books

There Are No Rules Jane Friedman (Writer's Digest)

This Space writing, books, opinion, reviews

Three Guys One Book

Three Percent A resource for international literature *

The Toronto Quarterly

Two Words blog for the Center for the Art of Translation

Utne Reader Great Writing *

Vol. 1 Brooklyn *

Walt at Random libraries, movies, music, books, news

Washington Independent Review of Books *

Washington Post book reviews, news

wood s lot art, literature, articles *

WriteBlack It's about the books

Writer Beware A publishing industry watchdog group

The Writer's Almanac *

The Writers Circle "Process, practice, hope, and the business of writing"


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Abby the Librarian

American Libraries Magazine


Free Range Librarian"Daily meditations on librarianship, by K. G. Schneider"

Internet Scout Project Weblog "a library weblog"

Library Journal

Library Juice "On the intersection of libraries, politics, and culture" *

Library Stuff "The library weblog dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development."

LISNews "Librarian and Information Science News"

ResearchBuzz "News about search engines, databases, and other information collections."

The Shifted Librarian "Shifting Libraries at the Speed of Byte"

The Travelin' Librarian


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Allied Media Conference "using participatory media as a strategy for social justice organizing."
Alt Weeklies
 "brings readers the best, most insightful, thought-provoking news and features published in the 131 papers that belong to the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies"

AlterNet *

Eat the Press from The Huffington Post

FAIR  Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting

Independent Media Center - Daily Briefing "A Digest of Media News"

Media Matters for America "dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media" "As the media watch the world we watch the media"

New Statesman Media/Magazines

On the Media from NPR 

Indie publisher blogs

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Habenicht Press Primitive Information

Saxifrage Press

Soft Skull News *

News Sites We Like

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Mich Ann Arbor News

Mich Bay City


The Daily Beast

The Huffington Post

The ITT List - In These Times

The Morning News

The New York Times



Slate Magazine *


TV Worth Watching

Wikipedia In the News

Politics & Media

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American Indian Adoptees: Lost Children, Lost Ones, Lost Birds

Crooks and Liars

The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan

Daily Kos: State of the Nation

Politics Daily

Blogs of Independent Bookstores

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Atomic Books (Baltimore, MD)

BayShore Books (Oconto, WI)

Between the Covers, Tattered Cover (Denver, CO)

Book Culture (New York, NY)

Book People (Austin, TX)

Book Soup (West Hollywood, CA)

Book Trout, Old Saratoga Books (Schuylerville, NY)

Bookstore People Reviews of independent bookstores

Brookline Booksmith (Brookline, MA)

McNally Jackson Bookmongers, McNally Jackson (New York, NY)

Constellation Books (Reisterstown, MD)

The Front Table, Seminary Co-Op (Chicago, IL)

Greenlight Bookstore (Brooklyn, NY)

In Other Words (Portland, OR)

Indie Booksellers of NYC

The Inkblotter at The King's English (Salt Lake City, UT)

Inkwell Bookstore (Falmouth, MA)

The Inside Flap, Harry W. Schwartz (Milwaukee, WI)

Kash's Book Corner (Boulder, CO)

Lemuria Books (Jackson, MS)

Magers & Quinn (Minneapolis, MN)

Porter Sq. Books (Cambridge, MA)

The Other Day at Portrait… (Portrait of a Bookstore, Studio City, CA)

Powell's (Portland, OR)

Quimby's (Chicago, IL)

The Regulator Bookshop (Durham, NC)

River City Books (Northfield, MN)

Riverrun (Portsmouth, NH)

Subterranean Books (St. Louis, MO)

Village Books (Bellingham, WA)

Vroman's (Pasadena, CA)

Literary Magazine Blogs

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Absinthe Minded

The American Literary Review

Brevity *

Cha An Asian Literary Journal

Columbia Poetry Review

Fence Writers Institute Blog

The Healing Muse The Healing Muse Cafe

Kenyon Review Blog *

Lilliput Review Issa's Untidy Hut

Michigan Quarterly Review

The New Quarterly the literary type *

One Story blog
Pilcrow & Dagger


The Portland Review

Potomac Review

The Standard Literary Magazine

Valparaiso Poetry Review One Poet's Notes

Virginia Quarterly Review

Willow Springs Bark

The Write Place at the Write Time Inscribing Industry

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