Articles by Nick Moran

January 6, 2017

Whither the Bookshops? 0

The 1.5 million people who live in the Bronx lack a general interest bookstore, classifying their borough as one of a growing number of “book deserts” across the country. To combat this trend, the National Book Foundation just launched “The Book Rich Environment Initiative.” Meanwhile, Juma’a Ali runs a popular bookshop in a UN-administered refugee camp […]

January 5, 2017

Now I know my þ, ƿ, œs 0

There used to be 32 letters in the English alphabet, but that seems quaint when you consider the fact that iPhone users have access to 1,767 unique emoji. Then again, as Gretchen McCulloch explains, emoji aren’t exactly a dire threat to the written word.

January 5, 2017

Ghosts in the Stacks 0

A voracious reader named “Chuck Finley” was such a prolific library patron that he singlehandedly increased a Florida branch’s circulation by 3.9%. But there’s a problem: he’s not real. (h/t Kirstin Butler.)

December 5, 2016

The Millions Top Ten: November 2016 0

Moonglow, is a welcome addition to this month’s list.

December 3, 2016

A Year In Reading: Nick Moran 18

Consider me your alien man-slug, obsessively slinking deeper down into the cavern of insanity, fixated only on complete submergence into all things Sunshine.

November 11, 2016

The Millions Top Ten: October 2016 0

Books, at the end of a very bad week

October 11, 2016

The Millions Top Ten: September 2016 0

‘The Sellout’ rocketed up our Top Ten this month, jumping from ninth position all the way up to third.

September 7, 2016

The Millions Top Ten: August 2016 0

A solitary newcomer joins our list.

August 12, 2016

The Millions Top Ten: July 2016 0

The real mover in July was Annie Proulx’s Barkskins, which climbed three spots from tenth to seventh, a rise no doubt attributable to Claire Cameron’s strong endorsement in her “Summer Reading List for Wretched Assholes Who Prefer to Wallow in Someone Else’s Misery.”

July 14, 2016

Why Now, Florida Man? On Craig Pittman’s ‘Oh, Florida!’ 0

The ideal Florida Man story involves a woman named Crystal Metheny firing a missile into a car, while a South Florida Man story involves bodybuilding ex-soldiers getting their international Molly ring busted because of a pornstar’s temper tantrum.