Books

“The Cool School” Edited by Glenn O’Brien Library of America, $27.95      It’s early in 2014, but I’m already throwing in my bid for most rankling title of the year with “The Cool School:...
New BookHampton Book Group     The newest of BookHampton’s locations, at 16 Hampton Road in Southampton, is now offering a lunchtime book group. Led by Mary Braverman, late of Rowdy Readers in East Hampton, it meets every other...
“Smugglers, Bootleggers, and Scofflaws” Ellen NicKenzie Lawson Excelsior Editions, $19.95

“Seedtime” Scott Chaskey Rodale, $23.99
    The Old Schoolhouse in Greenport last held a kindergarten class in 1932. And now for something completely different: On March 15 Robin Becker will read there from “Tiger Heron,” her new collection of poems from the...

“A Shed for Wood” Daniel Thomas Moran Salmon Poetry, $21.95     “A Shed for Wood” begins with a quote from Henry David Thoreau: “The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon,...

“The Pushcart Prize XXXVIII” Edited by Bill Henderson Norton, $19.95
“The Heart Of Everything That Is” Bob Drury and Tom Clavin Simon and Schuster, $30
    Styron fans, prepare for an insider’s view: Alexandra Styron will be the first to the lectern for the spring’s Writers Speak series at Stony Brook Southampton on Wednesday with “Reading My Father,” her...