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The flagship imprint of Random House, Inc., the Random House Publishing Group had its origins in 1925 when Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer, two New Yorkers in their mid-twenties, acquired a line of classics and contemporary American works called The Modern Library from publisher Horace Liveright. The company assumed the name Random House two years later in 1927 when Cerf and Klopfer decided to publish a few books on the side, "at random." Their artist friend Rockwell Kent drew his now celebrated logo of a random house, which made its debut in February 1927. Today, the Random House Publishing Group has grown and includes Ballantine Books, Bantam Dell, Delacorte Press, Del Rey/Spectra, The Dial Press, ESPN Books, The Modern Library, One World, Presidio Press, Random House, Spiegel & Grau, and Villard.

Today's new releases stack is especially fetching, if we do say so ourselves 😍
04/21/2020

Today's new releases stack is especially fetching, if we do say so ourselves 😍

Streaming Waco on Netflix this week? Check out the book it's based on, Gary Noesner's STALLING FOR TIME, available now! ...
04/21/2020

Streaming Waco on Netflix this week? Check out the book it's based on, Gary Noesner's STALLING FOR TIME, available now! https://bit.ly/3cyTFVW

"I have to thank Michelle Obama for the two-way travel in a time when I’ve barely left my block: She allowed me to visit...
04/21/2020
Journal the pandemic and those weird grocery store trips — with help from Michelle Obama

"I have to thank Michelle Obama for the two-way travel in a time when I’ve barely left my block: She allowed me to visit the past and the future all at once."

Los Angeles Times writer Margaret Wappler on finding solace in Michelle Obama's guided BECOMING journal during the coronavirus pandemic.

Writer turns to guided journal for Michelle Obama's "Becoming" to grapple with anxiety and cabin fever during coronavirus crisis.

"Part mystery, part ghost story, part psychological thriller, this novel is all entertainment." ––Jodi PicoultGHOSTS OF ...
04/20/2020

"Part mystery, part ghost story, part psychological thriller, this novel is all entertainment." ––Jodi Picoult

GHOSTS OF HARVARD by Francesca Serritella is out May 5th!

Stuck in the house and want to tailor it more to your taste? Ariel Kaye discusses how in her new book HOW TO MAKE A HOUS...
04/20/2020
Parachute Founder Ariel Kaye Can Turn Your Home Into A Sanctuary

Stuck in the house and want to tailor it more to your taste? Ariel Kaye discusses how in her new book HOW TO MAKE A HOUSE A HOME! Read more on Forbes!

With her first book "How to Make a House A Home" (Clarkson Potter) out April 14, Parachute founder Ariel Kaye shows how you can make the most of your home, especially now that you're stuck in it.

In a time of uncertainty, stay in the present with excerpts from these incredible books that offer tips for meditating, ...
04/19/2020
A Guide to Calm

In a time of uncertainty, stay in the present with excerpts from these incredible books that offer tips for meditating, letting go of anxiety, and creating rituals that restore balance to your life, body, and mind.

In a time of uncertainty, stay in the present with excerpts from these incredible books that offer tips for meditating, letting go of anxiety, and creating rituals that restore balance to your life, body, and mind.

PARADE Magazine recommends adding Andrea Bartz's THE HERD, Afia Atakora's CONJURE WOMEN, and Emily Giffin's THE LIES THA...
04/19/2020
The 22 Best New Fiction Books to Read During Quarantine (And Others to Look Forward To!)

PARADE Magazine recommends adding Andrea Bartz's THE HERD, Afia Atakora's CONJURE WOMEN, and Emily Giffin's THE LIES THAT BIND to your stuck-at-home TBR!

This year has been marked by challenge and isolation, and yet, in the midst of the coronavirus chaos, authors are helping us escape. Spring’s newest fiction releases cut through the noise and offer us somewhere to get lost—in absorbing plots, engaging characters and hours of distraction and imag...

The Wall Street Journal recommends Andrea Bartz's THE HERD and Linda Holmes' EVVIE DRAKE STARTS OVER for the perfect esc...
04/18/2020
In These 10 Books, the Blissful Pleasure of an Escapist Read

The Wall Street Journal recommends Andrea Bartz's THE HERD and Linda Holmes' EVVIE DRAKE STARTS OVER for the perfect escapist read this weekend!

Because reading the news is stressful enough right now, 10 books old and new you can read for pure pleasure

Did you know that journaling is proven to help regulate your emotions, improve sleep quality, decrease burnout, and figh...
04/17/2020

Did you know that journaling is proven to help regulate your emotions, improve sleep quality, decrease burnout, and fight depression? All things we desperately need right now!

Have you picked up journaling recently? Did you always kept a diary? Any tips for newbies? ✍️

Getting into baking while cooped up at home? We've put together a sampler of some of our favorite cookbook recipes–– fro...
04/17/2020
Baking Brings Comfort Into Your Home

Getting into baking while cooped up at home? We've put together a sampler of some of our favorite cookbook recipes–– from breads and pretzels to cookies and muffins.

New to baking? No worries: We have recipes for every skill level. Have fun and bake something delicious! http://www.randomhousebooks.com/lists/baking-brings-comfort-home/

Our Clarkson Potter & Ten Speed Press cookbooks feature a variety of bakers—and here are favorite recipes from many of them, from breads and pretzels to cookies and muffins. New to baking? No worries: We have recipes for every skill level. Baking is a great way to build and hone your kitchen skill...

Author of the upcoming THE SUM OF US: What Racism Costs Us, Heather McGhee has released her TED Talk! Watch below, and p...
04/17/2020
Racism has a cost for everyone

Author of the upcoming THE SUM OF US: What Racism Costs Us, Heather McGhee has released her TED Talk! Watch below, and pre-order THE SUM OF US, coming 2/9/21!

Racism makes our economy worse -- and not just in ways that harm people of color, says public policy expert Heather C. McGhee. From her research and travels across the US, McGhee shares startling insights into how racism fuels bad policymaking and drains our economic potential -- and offers a crucia...

Not every moment of every day needs to be productive. Read more about the case for idleness and Celeste Headlee's new bo...
04/17/2020
The Case For Idleness | Maria Shriver

Not every moment of every day needs to be productive. Read more about the case for idleness and Celeste Headlee's new book DO NOTHING on Maria Shriver's blog!

The Case For Idleness by CELESTE HEADLEE We answer work emails on Sunday night. We read endless articles about how to hack our brains to achieve more productivity. We crop our photos and use filters before we post them on social media to earn approval. We read only the first couple paragraphs of the...

The countdown is on! Just 5 days until the release of Janelle Brown's new page-turner, PRETTY THINGS, about two wildly d...
04/16/2020

The countdown is on! Just 5 days until the release of Janelle Brown's new page-turner, PRETTY THINGS, about two wildly different women who are brought together by the scam of a lifetime.

Bored in the house? Looking to take up a new hobby? Fast Company recommends learning calligraphy with Home Industries' L...
04/16/2020
Bored at home? These 5 new books will spark your creativity

Bored in the house? Looking to take up a new hobby? Fast Company recommends learning calligraphy with Home Industries' LETTERING MANUAL!

These books are the artistic salve you need when being at home can leave you less than creatively fulfilled.

We're honored to join Penguin Random House in publishing FAMILY MEAL, a digital-only collection featuring more than 40 r...
04/16/2020

We're honored to join Penguin Random House in publishing FAMILY MEAL, a digital-only collection featuring more than 40 recipes from our roster of chefs and home cooks. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Restaurant Workers’ Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund, which supports on-the-ground efforts in the restaurant community during this challenging time.

Out May 5, 2020! Pre-order at: https://bit.ly/2xzfshs .

On May 5, Penguin Random House will publish Family Meal, a digital-only collection featuring more than 40 recipes from our roster of chefs and home cooks. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Restaurant Workers’ Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund (Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation), which supports on-the-ground efforts in the restaurant community during this challenging time.

From Ligurian Focaccia to Shrimp and Chorizo White Bean Stew to Miso Milk Bar Pie and quarantine-worthy wine pairings, you’ll get an exclusive look at what Samin Nosrat, Alison Roman, Dan Barber, Kwame Onwuachi, Bobby Flay, and more are cooking at home right now.

Pre-order here: https://bit.ly/2RKsvDH

04/16/2020

#WednesdayWisdom from Reese’s Book Club April Pick UNTAMED by Glennon Doyle.

Happy Wednesday! Today's #MorningMustRead is a captivating memoir of a woman who broke ground as a scientist, broke the ...
04/15/2020

Happy Wednesday! Today's #MorningMustRead is a captivating memoir of a woman who broke ground as a scientist, broke the rules of what it means to be an obedient daughter and an obedient wife, to pursue her dream. Rana el Kaliouby's GIRL DECODED is out 4/21! https://bit.ly/2XEaLxA

Just one week until the release of IF I HAD YOUR FACE, Frances Cha's highly anticipated debut novel about four young Sou...
04/14/2020

Just one week until the release of IF I HAD YOUR FACE, Frances Cha's highly anticipated debut novel about four young South Korean women making their way in a world defined by impossible beauty standards, after-hours room salons, ruthless social hierarchies, and K-pop mania.

Join us in partnership with Apollo Theater this Thursday at 8pm ET for Ideas x Action; our One World Books virtual conve...
04/14/2020
One World Ideas & Action

Join us in partnership with Apollo Theater this Thursday at 8pm ET for Ideas x Action; our One World Books virtual conversation series. Editor-in-Chief Chris Jackson will be in conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates and Heather McGhee. Sign up below!

One World Ideas & Action with Ta-Nehisi Coates and Heather McGhee

Bestselling author Terry McMillan is going live on the Barnes & Noble page at 7:00 PM ET tonight to discuss her...
04/14/2020

Bestselling author Terry McMillan is going live on the Barnes & Noble page at 7:00 PM ET tonight to discuss her new novel IT'S NOT ALL DOWNHILL FROM HERE.

Leave questions for her in the comments below and she might answer them!

Join me on Wednesday, 4/15 at 7:00 PM ET when I will go LIVE on the Barnes & Noble page to discuss IT'S NOT ALL DOWNHILL FROM HERE: http://ow.ly/7N5C50zaXIy

Leave questions in the comments below and I might answer them live!

"Every life is an unprecedented experiment. I have stopped asking people for directions to places they’ve never been." –...
04/14/2020

"Every life is an unprecedented experiment. I have stopped asking people for directions to places they’ve never been." ––Glennon Doyle, UNTAMED

There’s never been a better time to start or deepen your wellness journey. Our expert authors Celeste Headlee, Tara Schu...
04/13/2020

There’s never been a better time to start or deepen your wellness journey. Our expert authors Celeste Headlee, Tara Schuster, Corinne Sweet, and Rachel Cargle will introduce new ideas, break down complicated concepts, and give you the tools you need to make wellness work for you.

Join us for this virtual event on Zoom this Wednesday, April 15, at 8PM EST. Sign up here to get access to the link at: http://www.randomhousebooks.com/event/wellenough1/

Another week of great virtual events are headed your way! Sign up for our events newsletter to get the weekly lineup in ...
04/12/2020

Another week of great virtual events are headed your way!

Sign up for our events newsletter to get the weekly lineup in your inbox at: http://randomhousebooks.com/events/

In the Easter spirit, thanks to cookies from MARTHA STEWART'S COOKIE PERFECTION from the queen herself, Martha Stewart 🐰...
04/12/2020

In the Easter spirit, thanks to cookies from MARTHA STEWART'S COOKIE PERFECTION from the queen herself, Martha Stewart 🐰🥚

If you're missing your friends as much as we are right now, Terry McMillan's new novel IT'S NOT ALL DOWNHILL FROM HERE i...
04/10/2020

If you're missing your friends as much as we are right now, Terry McMillan's new novel IT'S NOT ALL DOWNHILL FROM HERE is just what the doctor ordered. #FridayReads

Author Amy Bloom says she was "transported" by Afia Atakora's "lush, irresistible" debut novel, CONJURE WOMEN. Isn't tha...
04/10/2020

Author Amy Bloom says she was "transported" by Afia Atakora's "lush, irresistible" debut novel, CONJURE WOMEN. Isn't that what we all need right now?

Latinas of Indigenous descent living in the American West take center stage in Kali Fajardo Anstine's haunting debut sto...
04/10/2020

Latinas of Indigenous descent living in the American West take center stage in Kali Fajardo Anstine's haunting debut story collection, SABRINA & CORINA. Now out in paperback!

04/09/2020
Reading With Robin

Bestselling author Lisa Wingate chatted with Reading With Robin about her new historical fiction novel, THE BOOK OF LOST FRIENDS. Out now!

Lisa Wingate! THE BOOK OF LOST FRIENDS is out tomorrow!!!
Check out www.lisawingate.com and learn about #READTOGETHERFEEDTOGETHER and join in the meaningful fun!!

We all want to write better, and now is a great time to practice. Benjamin Dreyer is here to help you along the way with...
04/09/2020
Dreyer's English by Benjamin Dreyer: 9780812985719 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

We all want to write better, and now is a great time to practice. Benjamin Dreyer is here to help you along the way with his sharp, funny grammar guide that you'll actually want to read.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A sharp, funny grammar guide they’ll actually want to read, from Random House’s longtime copy chief and one of Twitter’s leading language...

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In 1925, Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer, two New Yorkers in their mid-twenties, acquired The Modern Library, a stable of classics and contemporary American works. The company assumed the name Random House two years later when Cerf and Klopfer decided to publish a few books on the side, “at random.”

Today Random House is the proud publishing home of the world’s most acclaimed storytellers, thought leaders, and innovators. The Random House portfolio of imprints includes include Ballantine Books, Bantam Dell, Delacorte Press, Del Rey, The Dial Press, Modern Library, One World, Hogarth, Crown, Crown Archetype, Tim Duggan Books, Three Rivers Press, Broadway Books, Convergent, Currency, Crown Forum, Image, WaterBrook, Multnomah, Clarkson Potter, Ten Speed Press, Lorena Jones Books, Watson-Guptill, Ink & Willow, Harmony, Rodale, and, of course, the flagship imprint Random House. This diverse group of imprints publishes original fiction and nonfiction in all formats with the mission to entertain, educate, and inspire readers for generations.

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