Since 1997, you’ve been coming to to discuss everything from Stephen King to writing to Harry Potter. You’ve made our site more than a place to discover your next book: you’ve made it a community. But like all things internet, is growing and changing. We've said goodbye to our community message boards—but that doesn’t mean we won’t still be a place for adventurous readers to connect and discover.

Now, you can explore the most exciting new titles (and remember the classics) at the Barnes & Noble Book Blog. Check out conversations with authors like Jeff VanderMeer and Gary Shteyngart at the B&N Review, and browse write-ups of the best in literary fiction. Come to our Facebook page to weigh in on what it means to be a book nerd. Browse digital deals on the NOOK blog, tweet about books with us,or self-publish your latest novella with NOOK Press. And for those of you looking for support for your NOOK, the NOOK Support Forums will still be here.

We will continue to provide you with books that make you turn pages well past midnight, discover new worlds, and reunite with old friends. And we hope that you’ll continue to tell us how you’re doing, what you’re reading, and what books mean to you.

"There is no substitute for books in the life of a child." - Mary Ellen Chase


Hello and welcome to Letter Blocks, the B&N Jr. Blog specifically geared towards parents with young readers. Our hope, to paraphrase B.F. Skinner, is to not only foster great books, but to foster the love of reading.


To kick start the blog, we're incredibly excited to announce -- as part of our Summer Reading Program -- three months of guest bloggers who will be reflecting on their favorite children's books and how they influenced them and their kids. Rick Riordan, the author of Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series, will post the inaugural entry later this week. Thereafter, every Monday and most Thursdays through August, you'll read entries from authors like Charlaine Harris, Ridley Pearson, and Christine Feehan to celebrity personalities like Julianne Moore, Michael Ian Black, and William Shatner.


We'd also love to hear about your own summer reading experiences. Post a comment here about your favorite childhood reading memory, the first book you ever read, what you read to your children, your scariest/happiest/most thrilling reading experience, or any other thought that invokes the spirit of youth and the pleasures of reading!

Message Edited by PaulH on 05-22-2009 05:09 AM