Gwyneth Paltrow reads the book "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish," by Theodor Seuss Geisel to Park City, Utah, second graders during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Jan. 24, 2007. Paltrow is part of the "Read Across America" campaign to promote literacy, and is also promoting her film, "The Good Night," written and directed by her brother, Jake Paltrow.
Actress Felicity Huffman, left, appears on "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet" with co-hosts Mike Jerrick, center, and Juliet Huddy, to promote her book, "A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend," in New York on Jan 26, 2007.
Oprah Winfrey holds a copy of her book club choice, Sidney Poitier's autobiography "The Measure of a Man," during a taping of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in Chicago on Jan. 25, 2007.
Author Clint Willis climbs along the bluffs by the Atlantic Ocean in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Jan. 9, 2007. Willis' book, "The Boys of Everest: Chris Bonington and the Tragedy of Climbing's Greatest Generation," chronicles the extreme mountaineering pioneered by a ragtag band of climbers, most of them British.
Actress Rhea Pearlman, left, joins actress Julie Andrews, who also writes children's books, at Child magazine's 6th annual Best Books of the Year awards event in New York on Jan. 31, 2007. Andrews received the Lifetime Achievement award at the event.
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez pauses as he autographs "Out of the Ballpark," a children's book he wrote, at a signing in New York on Feb. 6, 2007.
Author Linda Fairstein signs a copy of her ninth crime novel, "Bad Blood," for Donna Hanover, left, and fellow novelist Mary Higgins Clark, right, on Jan. 18, 2007, at the Montblanc boutique in New York.
Pete Seeger is photographed May 5, 2006, in Beacon, N.Y. A book by Seeger, "The Deaf Musicians," about a young musician who loses his hearing, was one of the winners of children's book prizes announced Jan. 22, 2007, by the American Library Association. Seeger and co-author Paul DuBois Jacobs received the Schneider Family Book Award.
Mexican writer and journalist Elena Poniatowska speaks during the presentation of her book, "Tinisima," at the International Book Fair in Havana on Feb. 17, 2007.
The Rev. Magnus Wenninger, 87, talks about his fascination with making paper polyhedron models in Collegeville, Minn., Jan. 17, 2007. He has had several books published on the subject.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani autographs a copy of his book, "Leadership," for a well-wisher during his appearance at the California Republican Party convention in Sacramento, Calif., Feb. 10, 2007
Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie discusses her novel, "Half of a Yellow Sun," before giving a reading at Harvard Bookstore in Cambridge, Mass., in this Oct. 10, 2006, file photo. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was among the finalists for the 33rd annual National Book Critics Circle prize.
Raul Castro, Cuba's acting president, arrives at the opening ceremony of the annual International Book Fair in Havana on Feb. 8, 2007. This year's fair was dedicated to Argentina.
Author Stef Penny smiles on stage after she won the Costa 2006 Book award with her first novel, "The Tenderness of Wolves," in London Feb. 7, 2007.
Author Jonathan Raban poses for a portrait in Seattle in this Nov 6, 2003, file photo. People familiar with Seattle may enjoy noticing streets, ferry routes, radio stations and landmarks that make up the setting for "Surveillance," a new book by Raban.
Author John Ridley poses with a copy of his graphic book, "The American Way," in Universal City on Feb. 8, 2007. Late last year, Ridley wrote an article for Esquire magazine urging successful blacks to dissociate themselves from the black underclass and focus on achievement.
Former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan smiles in Washington in this Jan. 26, 2006, file photo. Greenspan, the author of a widely anticipated memoir, will be the keynote speaker June 1 at the publishing industry's annual national convention, BookExpo America, to be held in New York from June 1-3.
Texas State Rep. Dianne White Delisi, R-Tyler, chair of the House Committee on Public Health, holds up a book she recommended for reading during a committee meeting in Austin on Feb. 13, 2007. The committee met to discuss the proper risk and response to an avian influenza outbreak in Texas.
Author Bridie Clark gives a speech at the launch party for her debut novel, "Because She Can," at the home of Marisa and Matt Brown in New York City on Feb. 12, 2007.
Books By You founder Mike Pocock, right, playfully poses in hospital garb with "ER Fever" author Wendy Pickett, holding a copy of her book in Hood River, Ore., Jan. 5, 2006. Books By You says it sells thousands of personalized romance novels each year with titles such as "ER Fever" and "Pirates of Desire," in which the reader is the star.