New Haruki Murakami work, Philip Levine’s death, and more

February 20, 2015

News, Reviews, and Interviews

Turns out Harper Lee isn't the only one with unpublished manuscripts. Three more works by Dr. Seuss were recently discovered. Dr. Seuss’s What Pet Should I Get will come out in July.

United States poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winning poet Philip Levine died last week at the age of 76. His career spanned six decades, and his poetry often featured working-class and urban settings.

Princeton received its largest gift ever: a generous collection of $300 million worth of rare books, which includes the first six printed editions of the Bible and first editions of Shakespeare’s plays.

A library in Haiti is turning the tables on traditional learning by offering cloud-based books to children in the wake of the 2010 earthquake. 

Fun Finds and Inspiration

In between writing, Haruki Murakami dishes out advice on love and other queries through his column on The New Yorker also released a new short story from Murakami.

If you’ve wondered how long it would take to read a single week's worth of newly released books–look no further, Mental Floss did the math.

The History Channel curated a list of 8 works of literature that were written from prison.