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The book cover for Denise Gigante’s Book Madness: A Story of Book Collectors in America.

A Book of Books

Scott McLemee reviews Denise Gigante’s Book Madness: A Story of Book Collectors in America.

First-Person Singular

Scott McLemee highlights forthcoming university press books of a more personal nature.

Gentrification Matters

Scott McLemee reviews Leslie Kern’s Gentrification Is Inevitable and Other Lies.

The Self, Decentered

Scott McLemee reviews Gregory Berns’s The Self Delusion: The New Neuroscience of How We Invent―and Reinvent―Our Identities.

Museum Matters

Scott McLemee reviews Daniel H. Weiss’s Why the Museum Matters.

Entangled and Enchanted

Scott McLemee reviews Kay Harel’s Darwin’s Love of Life: A Singular Case of Biophilia.

Our Own Devices

Scott McLemee surveys new university press titles on information technology and digital media, covering topics ranging from technology in policing to online felines.

Patterns of Prestige

Scott McLemee reviews W. David Marx’s Status and Culture: How Our Desire for Social Rank Creates Taste, Identity, Art, Fashion, and Constant Change.