I picked up the magazine BOOKMARKS while killing some time in a Barnes & Noble cafe over coffee. The Edward Hopper illustration on the cover caught my eye. (Does B&N realize that people are using the store as a library? Is this a good thing for business?)

Bookmarks presents a few hundred book reviews each month with summaries of hundreds of opinions from every major newspaper and magazine. You get a comprehensive look at the latest fiction, nonfiction, and children's books.

They do classic books as well. The "Book by Book" author profiles focus on the major works of great writers, from Charles Dickens and Mark Twain to Franz Kafka and Virginia Woolf.

Bookmarks also covers genres from the best American biographies to great mystery series, and uses experts in each issue to recommend the best books on a specific nonfiction subject: consciousness, games, ancient Greece, magic, travel, true crime...

They also publish lists of subscribers' favorites featuring lots of oddball choices that don't make the major reviews, and a profile of a book club discussing the books its members loved or hated.

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