Writing

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  1. Book ImagePalimpsest: A History of the Written Word

    Matthew Battles

    A profound, eloquent meditation on the history of writing, from Mesopotamia to multimedia.More

  2. Book ImageBetween You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

    Mary Norris

    From a thirty-year veteran of The New Yorker comes the most irreverent and helpful book on language since the #1 bestseller Eats, Shoots & Leaves.More

  3. Book ImageReading the World: Ideas That Matter

    Michael Austin

    Third Edition

    The only great ideas reader to offer a global perspective.More

  4. Book ImageBack to the Lake: A Reader and Guide

    Thomas Cooley

    Third Edition

    A new take on the traditional rhetorical modes, showing how they are used in the kinds of writing college students are most often assigned—arguments, analyses, reports, narratives, and more.More

  5. Book Image"They Say / I Say": The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing, with Readings

    Cathy Birkenstein, Russel Durst, Gerald Graff

    Third Edition

    The best-selling text/reader on academic writing.More

  6. Book ImageThe Describer's Dictionary: A Treasury of Terms & Literary Quotations

    David Grambs, Ellen S. Levine

    Expanded Second Edition

    The unmatched guide—and perfect gift—for stymied scribes and working wordsmiths everywhere, now expanded and updated.More

  7. Book ImageShady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols, and Other Typographical Marks

    Keith Houston

    “An absolutely fascinating blend of history, design, sociology, and cultural poetics—highly recommended.”—Maria Popova, Brain PickingsMore

  8. Book ImageThe Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu

    Dan Jurafsky

    Stanford University linguist and MacArthur Fellow Dan Jurafsky dives into the hidden history of food.More

  9. Book ImageBeyond the First Draft: The Art of Fiction

    John Casey

    For students and writers alike, a brilliant guide to the craft of writing by the National Book Award–winning author of Spartina.More

  10. Book ImageWriting About American Literature

    Coleman Hutchison, Karen Gocsik

    A clear, concise guide to the process of writing about literature.More

  11. Book ImageHow to Write Anything: A Complete Guide

    Laura Brown

    A practical guide to everything you’ll ever need to write—at work, at school, and in your personal life.More

  12. Book Image"They Say / I Say": The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing

    Cathy Birkenstein, Gerald Graff, Jim Burke

    Third High School Edition

    The book that demystifies academic writing, now in a high school hardcover edition with an introduction and teaching notes by Jim Burke.More

  13. Book ImageTo the Point: A Dictionary of Concise Writing

    Robert Hartwell Fiske

    The essential guide to writing succinctly.More

  14. Book Image"They Say / I Say": The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing

    Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein

    Third Edition

    The best-selling book on academic writing—in use at more than 1,500 schools.More

  15. Book ImageThe Little Seagull Handbook with Exercises

    Richard Bullock, Michal Brody, Francine Weinberg

    Second Edition

    A pocket-sized handbook that's easy to use and covers the kinds of writing college students need to do.More

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