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Love Mysteries? Love Books? Here’s a Collection For You

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If you like mysteries and you like books, there’s a collection of stories you should know about. Bibliomysteries: Volume Two, edited by Otto Penzler and to be published in August by Pegasus, is just what the title implies: a collection of crime stories about rare books, bookshops, libraries, manuscripts, magical books, collectors, and the like. Among the 15 stories, Ian Rankin sets his tale of the lost manuscript of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in the legendary Paris bookshop Shakespeare & Co., while F. Paul Wilson offers a book with remarkable powers; Joyce Carol Oates portrays an overly ambitious dealer in mystery fiction; James Grady has the “Condor” working in the Library of Congress; Stephen Hunter tells a previously unknown story of Alan…

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R.L. Stine Reveals What Books Are on His Night Stand

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As we’ve said before, R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps was a major part of pretty much every child’s life in the 90s. We collected the books, bought the swag and told the scary stories around the campfire. Needless to say, we’re always on the lookout for R.L. Stine-related anything. So when the New York Times released an exclusive interview with Stine, in which he lists what is currently on his night stand — and so much more — we couldn’t resist sharing it with our BookTrib readers. “A friend once accused me of reading ‘beach reading’ all year long and I think she was right,” Stine says in the interview. “I read mostly thrillers, mysteries and new fiction. Waiting for me right now:” Salvation of…

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