Taylor Plimpton, the 33 year-old son of the late, legendary editor and man-about-town George Plimpton, recaptured a bit of his dad's reveling spirit last night at a party and "literary salon" celebrating Taylor's new book Notes From the Night: A Life After Dark.

Geoffrey O'Brien

The Awl offers a list of McNally Jackson's most-stolen books, which reveals that either (a) the people shoplifting book is a rapidly aging demographic or (b) young shoplifters need to improve their reading tastes.

Critic and novelist Janice Harayda lists the 5 Most Overused Put-Downs in Book Reviews.

If you're in New York tonight, you can catch a reading by Bookforum contributor Geoffrey O'Brien, who will present his new book, The Fall of the House of Walworth, a true story of patricide and madness in Gilded Age Saratoga.

Separated at birth? The cover for Eric Toussaint and Damien Millet's forthcoming book, Debt, the IMF, and the World Bank, has a lot in common with that of another, somewhat controversial offering that we'd almost forgotten about. 

Short-ficiton writer David Means, author of the new collection, The Spot, explains why he's not a novelist