Letter from the Editor

Sunday, February 15, 2009

This will be the last issue of Book World as a stand-alone section in the print newspaper.

But we are not going away.

On Sundays, you will find books in Outlook, where we will feature reviews with a special focus on politics, history, foreign affairs, science and business. Jonathan Yardley will be there, too, as will our list of Washington area bestsellers. We will also run longer book-related essays.

The rest of the week, you will find Book World in Style, where books ranging from fiction to memoirs to cultural affairs will be reviewed Monday through Saturday. On Wednesdays, we'll have a spread in Style, anchored by Ron Charles's fiction reviews and including rotating features on paperbacks, children's books and more. Michael Dirda, with his eclectic take on the literary world, will appear on Thursdays.

All of our books coverage will appear together online at washingtonpost.com/bookworld, as will the Literary Calendar, Poet's Choice and the monthly feature The Writing Life.

We have always believed that books are vital to understanding our world. We hope to increase our engagement with the world, and especially with our readers, in our new homes.

Let us know how we can serve you better, tell us what works and what doesn't, what you'd like to see more of, what you could do without and what, perhaps, we haven't even thought of.

See you next week in Outlook and Style!

Rachel Hartigan Shea, shear@washpost.com

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