All I want for Christmas is . . .

one of these six new books on fashion.

December 12, 2023

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‘Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams’

A new book on the creator of the “New Look.”

October 7, 2021

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‘Nevertheless, She Wore It’

A new book about the power of clothes to make a difference.

December 22, 2020

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Now Read This!

A baker’s dozen (plus four) of book suggestions.

September 24, 2020

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The Changing Scent of Perfume

A new book by two expert noses sniffs out the best new fragrances.

January 29, 2019

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Is Leopard Endangered?

Watch out. There are tigers and cheetahs and zebras, oh my.

November 15, 2018

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Book Bit: Sophie the Parisian

A new book with more insights on how to channel a French woman. Vraiment!

October 2, 2018

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Green Acre #79: Grandiflora

A brilliantly colored book that brings the outside inside.

November 15, 2017

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A ‘ThriftStyle’ Flames Desire

This new book is for newbie thrifters and old hands alike.

November 2, 2017

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More Girls! Girls! Girls!

Publishers are stuck on one word, though ‘women’ are starting to appear.

October 30, 2017

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Book Giveaway! The Bunny Mellon Biography

BUNNY MELLON was fabulously wealthy and had fabulous style. Jack and Jackie Kennedy thought so, and had her design the White House Rose Garden. Mellon, the widow of Paul Mellon, who helped found the National Gallery of Art, quietly lived out her 103 years in Virginia horse country, with football fields’ worth of gardens—but in […]

September 26, 2017

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‘Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud’

Go see Anne Helen Petersen, author of this provocative title, in DC on Monday. And email us for a chance to win a copy of the book.

August 10, 2017

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The White House Ghost

Bodies are buried there. So are reputations.

February 14, 2017

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The Romance of Romance Novels

ICYMI: In time for Valentine’s Day, analyzing the appeal of these happily-ever-after reads.

February 11, 2017

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Lovable Little Libraries

We give the Little Free Libraries a hug, in time for the National Book Festival and Banned Books Week.

September 23, 2016

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Even Book Boxes Are Quirky on Capitol Hill

Gardens are not the only things that grow wild on the Hill.

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Girls, Girls, Girls . . .

Publishers have a new favorite word for their book titles.

August 1, 2016

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Four Must-Read Books About Books

Bibliophiles, take note: These novels give books a starring role.

June 19, 2016

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