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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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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"


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


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

Habenicht Press Primitive Information
Saxifrage Press
Soft Skull News *


News Sites We Like

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

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

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

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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