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  1. Book ImageHow Poems Get Made

    James Longenbach

    A comprehensive guide to writing or reading poetry, by “one of our most lucid and important critics” (American Academy of Arts and Letters).More

  2. Book Image1,234 Quite Interesting Facts to Leave You Speechless

    John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin

    The New York Times best-selling authors of the QI series return with a fourth collection of mind-bending trivia.More

  3. Book Image100 Years: Wisdom From Famous Writers on Every Year of Your Life

    Joshua Prager, Milton Glaser

    An extraordinary literary journey, 100 Years celebrates every age from birth to 100 with quotations from the world’s greatest writers.More

  4. Book ImageMind Your Manors: Tried-and-True British Household Cleaning Tips

    Lucy Lethbridge

    The author of Servants tells us what made British households, of all sizes, shine.More

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

    Mary Norris

    "Hilarious…This book charmed my socks off." —Patricia O’Conner, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  6. Book Image1,411 Quite Interesting Facts to Knock You Sideways

    John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin

    A dazzling third installment of astounding new facts from the New York Times best-selling authors of 1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off and 1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop.More

  7. Book ImageA Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year

    Tom Nissley

    A witty and addictively readable day-by-day literary companion.More

  8. 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

  9. Book ImageThe Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words

    Peter E. Meltzer

    Expanded Third Edition

    With over twenty percent more material, a must for any lover of distinctive words.More

  10. 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

  11. Book ImageMiss Manners Minds Your Business

    Nicholas Ivor Martin, Judith Martin

    “Both a sad and hilarious commentary on the state of the modern workplace.”—New York TimesMore

  12. 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

  13. Book Image1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop

    John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin

    From the creators of the hugely popular BBC quiz show QI, a brilliant sequel to their New York Times–best-selling 1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off.More

  14. 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

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

    Robert Hartwell Fiske

    The essential guide to writing succinctly.More

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