Book Edition Of Torture Report Coming Dec. 30

NEW YORK — A bound edition of the CIA torture report will be in stores by the end of the month.

Melville House announced Wednesday that it was publishing the Senate Intelligence Committee’s “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program,” which accused the CIA of inflicting suffering on prisoners beyond its legal limits and peddling unsubstantiated stories that the harsh interrogations saved American lives. The book is scheduled for Dec. 30. Other publishers may issue the report, too.

Several government releases have become best-sellers even though they can be read for free, including the Warren Commission probe of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the “9/11 Commission Report,” a National Book Award finalist in 2004 for an edition published by W.W. Norton and Company.