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Marie Kondo On the titles worth keeping on your magically tidied-up bookshelf

Criminal Minds The author of a new book on Dorothy L. Sayers reflects on the magic born of the novelist’s collaboration with her fellow Oxford women

Vive Maigret! The complete adventures of Georges Simenon’s beloved inspector are now available in one stylish set

The North Korean Job The author of the first English-language book on Kim Jong Un explains the dotard-trolling dictator’s mysterious rise

Bad Romance The author of a new book on the Borgias’ infamous personal lives uncovers the facts behind the Italian family’s long-standing myths

Face Value A new book considers the fate of our most human aspects—the mystery of the brain, the expressiveness of the face—in our tech-bent future

Max Hastings On the best work of Sir Michael Howard, the British historian who dealt high intellect and common sense in equal measure

Olivia Chantecaille Start them young: on the best children’s books for budding activists

This Town A new book of photographs chronicles the evolution of New York City’s downtown over a century, from Radio Row to a post-9/11 World Trade Center