Barbara Basbanes Richter is the Managing Editor for Literary Features Syndicate and a columnist for Fine Books & Collections Magazine.

Barbara Basbanes's Articles

Gillian Zoe Segal: Keeper Of Success Secrets 

Because, success isn't found on a gold-paved road.
Barbara Basbanes   |   07.1.15 2am   |   SHARE

4 Summer Reads That Will Leave You Sizzling

Here are four summer reading selections for adventure seekers, serious readers, and beach bums.
Barbara Basbanes    |   06.11.15 4am   |   SHARE

New York Historical Society: Picasso, Abe Lincoln & Al Hirschfeld, Oh My!

If you find yourself in Manhattan this summer, be sure to add the New York Historical Society to your itinerary. A stone’s throw from the American Museum of Natural History, New York Historical is... Read...
Barbara Basbanes    |   05.31.15 2am   |   SHARE

Eleni Gage: Author, Harvard-Trained Folklorist 

Myth, Motherhood, and Managua
Barbara Basbanes   |   05.27.15 4am   |   SHARE

Your Handy Guide To April Book Events

April heralds not just the arrival of spring, but opening season for book festivals. Book-nerds, rejoice: Below are the best events from coast to coast.... Read...
Barbara Basbanes    |   04.1.15 10am   |   SHARE

Yes, Pay Parity Is Still A Problem

In a blast from the past and sort of farewell to Women’s History Month, the ... Read...
Barbara Basbanes    |   03.30.15 1pm   |   SHARE

How ISIS Makes $3 Million A Day: Selling Ancient Books

Waging war isn't cheap. Trafficking in antiquities pays the bills—and the trade is as lucrative as ever.
Barbara Basbanes    |   03.24.15 1am   |   SHARE

Celebrate Women's History Month With These 4 Must-Read New Books

Round out your library collection with tales of Kentucky nurses, creepy dolls, a Shakespeare romance, and more.
Barbara Basbanes    |   03.19.15 9am   |   SHARE

Jeanne Ryan: Young-Adult Sci-Fi Writer

beloved by hollywood. proud introvert. wargame alum.
Barbara Basbanes   |   03.16.15 4am   |   SHARE

Anatomy Of A School's Collapse: The Closing Of All-Women College Sweet Briar

Are all-girls schools an "archaic nicety"? Is Sweet Briar's closure a sign of shifting mores? What's the future of higher education for women?
Barbara Basbanes    |   03.6.15 9am   |   SHARE