Good Books, Bad Times

This economic mess can be pretty depressing sometimes. Reading the morning headlines can cause stress levels to go way up. That’s why the good folks at HarperOne started a new blog, called Good Books in Bad Times.

“Our goal with this blog is to build a resource by book people, for book people,” explains Laina Adler. ” These are tough times and those of us in publishing have unique insight as to what books are available to help heal, soothe, guide, educate, and escape.”

They are accepting submissions from publishing people, booksellers, readers, and librarians, so if you have a book that fits their message, shoot them an email!

“Entries should be brief–we know people are busy and overwhelmed so these really are just short write-ups suggesting books to help readers through bad times,” explains Adler.

Participants can also send the name of their favorite (independent!!) bookstore, and they’ll link their book submission to that store for purchase.

Submissions should be sent to: