On Our Nightstands: April 2017

Here at Public Books, our editorial staff and contributors are hard at work to provide readers with thought-provoking articles. But when the workday is done, what is actually on our nightstands?

Keyword of the Week: Hunger

Humanitarian groups are projecting four impending famines, in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Yemen. This week’s Public Bookshelf features Public Books articles about the history of food crises ...

Keyword of the Week: Healthcare

House Republicans are attempting to replace the Affordable Care Act with legislation that that would disadvantage sick and low-income Americans. This week’s Public Bookshelf  features four articles ...

Keyword of the Week: Russia

When we partnered with La Vie des Idées last year for a three-part series on “Russia Today,” we couldn’t have guessed how timely those essays would feel in 2017. This week’s Public Bookshelf ...

12 Great Books About Women and Work

The “women in the workplace” genre might call to mind 1980s cinematic classics like Working Girl and 9 to 5. But women have been hard at work—and writing about their experiences—for much longer than ...

Public Streets Storymap

In each installment of Public Streets, our blog series dreamed up and curated by Ellis Avery, a writer reflects on a locale—a neighborhood, park, city, street—of personal importance. Today, two years ...

Around the World in 13 Reviews

At Public Books, we strive to find reviewers with local knowledge about their subjects—whether that knowledge comes from homegrown experience or scholarly expertise. Below, we’ve picked out some of ...

On Our Nightstands: July 2016

Here at Public Books, our editorial staff and contributors are hard at work to provide readers with thought-provoking articles, but when the workday is done, what is actually on our nightstands? Here ...

On Our Nightstands: June 2016

Here at Public Books, our editorial staff and contributors are hard at work to provide readers with thought-provoking articles, but when the workday is done, what is actually on our nightstands? Here ...

Public Picks 2016

Finals have been graded, graduates have been feted, and the days are still getting longer. That means one thing: time to start planning your summer reading! Each year around this time, the editorial ...

On Our Nightstands: May 2016

Here at Public Books, our editorial staff and contributors are hard at work to provide readers with thought-provoking articles, but when the workday is done, what is actually on our nightstands? Here ...

On Our Nightstands: April 2016

Here at Public Books, our editorial staff and contributors are hard at work to provide readers with thought-provoking articles, but when the workday is done, what is actually on our nightstands? Here ...