Everybody — including President Obama — was buying books this weekend

More than a dozen authors had something special to be extra thankful for over the Thanksgiving weekend: President Obama bought their books at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington during a shopping trip on Saturday. Read more here.

David Baldacci: By the Book

The author, most recently, of “The Escape” was a library rat growing up: “Libraries are the mainstays of democracy. The first thing dictators do when taking over a country is close all the libraries, because libraries are full of ideas.” Read the full interview here.

David Baldacci, on the origins of THE ESCAPE

In David Baldacci’s latest novel, special agent John Puller hunts down an escaped prisoner who’s become the most wanted man in America–his own brother. Read more here.

Books: New and Noteworthy

USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week.

David Baldacci on THE ESCAPE

David Baldacci’s new thriller, The Escape, opens with an inmate making a break from an escape-proof military prison, the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth. Baldacci isn’t entirely sure what soldiers stationed at the DB will think of the premise. Read the full interview here.

Book review: The Escape

David Baldacci’s new thriller, “The Escape,” opens with a scene that takes readers from zero to 60 in six pages. Read the full review here.

Best-selling thriller writer launches ‘Escape’ in Stamford

Ever since his career was launched with “Absolute Power” in 1996, David Baldacci has had to keep up with the latest technology, as well as the changing taste of thriller fans. This means there are times the novelist envies Sue Grafton and her decision to keep all of the Kinsey Milhone mysteries set in the 1980s. Read more here.

‘The Escape’: a paranoid thriller with heart

“The Escape is a terrific read.” Read the full review here.

Between the Lines: An Interview with David Baldacci

David Baldacci is best known for his high-stakes political thrillers, but the #1 New York Times bestselling author has also had a busy year as the editor of this year’s acclaimed ITW anthology, FaceOff, and as one of the highest-profile writers caught in the Amazon/Hachette negotiating feud. Read the interview here.

Exquisite Corpse

Taking their cue from the Surrealist parlor game, 15 renowned authors take turns contributing to an original short story.