Today marks several very important milestones for Emily Books. Two are purely joyful, and one is bittersweet. Let’s talk about the joyful ones first.

Today marks the publication of Chloe Caldwell’s essay collection I’ll Tell You In Person, which is the second book published by our imprint at Coffee House…


This is an adaptation of a very short and quite self-indulgent talk I gave at Sarah Lawrence last week. The best part was definitely the Q&A. The people in SLC’s writing program are super smart and they asked the best questions. I wish I remembered any of them. One person…


Writing my first book got me into debt. To finish the next one, I had to become solvent.

Illustrations : Leah Goran

It’s hard to write about being broke because brokeness is so relative; “broke” people run the gamut from the trust-funded jerk whose drinks you buy because she’s “so broke right now” to the people who sleep outside the bar where she’s whining. But by summer 2012 I was broke, and…


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Barnes and Noble stores are closing all over the country, reports Melville House publisher Dennis Johnson, and we should be sad about it. …


In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, volunteers have spontaneously organized to help the many, many people whose homes were destroyed or damaged by the storm. Many displaced or electricity-lacking NYC residents are still in need of hot meals. Occupy Sandy has been coordinating deliveries and making some food at their…


If you have anything to do with the book industry, you are probably nauseated by the mere mention of that industry’s annual tradeshow, which started on Monday and wraps up today. But not everyone is some sort of book fanatic — some people just read books and are innocent about…


Starting today on Awl Music: “Gossip,” a playlist by Emily Gould, that’ll be unrolled throughout the week. (You can follow along on Tumblr and Twitter too for when new videos go up, if you like.)

“The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about,” said Oscar…


I’ve actively avoided reading a lot of the recent news articles and blog posts about the spate of controversies, both trumped-up and real, that have lately befallen the yoga industry. By actively I mean: people send me links to these and I refuse to read them. This is part of…


“No longer just a book, “What To Expect” is a full-fledged cottage industry, with a series of offshoot guides, from What To Expect: The First Year and What To Expect: The Toddler Years to the head-scratching What To Expect Before You’re Expecting. (Just, like, in general.) There are also “What To Expect” picture books for children, including What To Expect at Preschool and the must-read What To Expect When You Use the Potty. (I won’t give it away.)”
— Allison Benedikt describes what to expect from the fearmongering, hugely popular series of guides to being scared of your body. This review will make you LOL, except if you’re pregnant don’t laugh too hard because YOU AND YOUR BABY MIGHT DIE!

Emily Gould

Author, co-owner @emilybooks.

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