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Columbine is available in paperback, ebook and audio at most bookstores and all online stores. All ebooks have the 50 pages of new material. Columbine has been translated into Japanese, Korean, Russian and Portuguese. The latter two were just released September 2019. Chinese translation in progress.


What's amazing is how much of Cullen's book still comes as a surprise."

— New York Times Book Review

"More important now than ever."

— Esquire, 2018

Outside U.S.

(in English)

Columbine was published by different publishers in the U.S. and U.K. The expanded version is now available from both. The UK edition has a new preface (2019).

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Columbia Journalism Review

— GQ

— USA Today

— Times of London

— Slate


— Daily Beast

— Book Riot

— New York Post

— Huffington Post

— Philadelphia Inquirer


 Anderson Cooper

 Rachel Maddow

 Chris Hayes

"A page-turning, complex, disturbingly-readable book of incredible ambition and scope."

— Publishers Weekly

"A virtuoso feat of reporting."

— Vanity Fair

"More important now than ever."

— Esquire, March 2018

Awards & Reviews

Published by Twelve
(Hachette Book Group)


Columbine has been translated into Japanese, Korean, Russian and Portuguese (2019.) Chinese translation in progress.

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"This superb work of investigation looks to be a definitive account."

— Columbia Journalism Review

"If I made a list of books that all journalists should read,

Columbine by Dave Cullen would be near the top."

— Poynter Institute

"Like Capote's In Cold Blood, this tour de force gets below the who and what of a horrifying incident to lay bare the devastating why."
— People

 "I urge you to read it. I've read it two or three times. It's just an incredible read. It changed my whole perspective on this." 

          — Anderson Cooper     



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""One of the most uplifting books you will read all year."

— Washington Post

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