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Top Shelf is the place to find exclusive interviews and compelling discussions with today's bestselling authors—and to discover new talent that everyone will be talking about tomorrow. Want to know what's hot? Listen in and find out.

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New York Times bestselling author Andrew Gross discusses his new book, DON'T LOOK TWICE, with bestselling author M.J. Rose and takes questions from callers.

An interview with author Bryan Charles, discussing his debut novel, Grab on to Me Tightly as If I Knew the Way. Charles's hilarious novel follows Vim Sweeney, an 18-year-old in suburban Michigan growing up in the early ‘90s, fumbling... more

When we heard that Janet Evanovich's new Harper paperback, THE GRAND FINALE, hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, we wanted to celebrate - and so did Janet! So, we invite you to share your lunchbreak with us... more

An interview with author Catherine Hanrahan, discussing her debut novel, Lost Girls and Love Hotels, the enthralling story of a young Canadian girl attempting to dull the emotional legacy of her brother’s descent into schizophrenia by losing... more

An interview with Amy Bryant, discussing her novel, Polly. Protagonist Polly is searching for love, but instead she finds sex as she navigates the emotional battlefield of ‘80s suburbia with a punk-rock soundtrack.

Frank Warren is joined by David Nadelberg as they discuss PostSecret and the project that David founded, MORTIFIED.

What Do You Envision for 2009? Everyone talks about New Year’s resolutions, but unfortunately, most of them don’t last very long into the next year. Joyce Schwarz says that’s because resolutions don’t work. What does, according to... more

Thomas C. Foster, author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor and How to Read Novels Like a Professor, will be interviewed by teacher Michelle Knotts and her AP English class of Sinagua High School.

An interview with writer and illustrator Andre Jordan about his book Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now. Jordan discusses the ways in which his writing and drawing act as a catharsis in his struggle with depression, and the gratification it... more

Join Children’s book editors Margaret Anastas and Maria Modugno, as they talk about top books, picture book trends, and give tips on choosing picture books as gifts with host Virginia Stanley, Director, Academic and Library Marketing from... more