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Why essay collections are more necessary now than ever.

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Topple your TBR with these 50+ YA books starring queer girls hitting shelves in 2020!

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Get these 2020 UK YA books on your TBR, whatever side of the pond you're on.

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After recent news of major library renovations that failed to plan for accessibility, it's important to talk about the whens…

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This is your list of all of the book adaptations coming to the various screens you watch in 2020, from…

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Check out new magical worlds in these Latinx fantasy novels. Magic, myths, assassins, and stories that will keep you captivated!

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Sweary notebooks to kick and motivate your ass.

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Dig into these excellent comic anthologies.

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A deep dive into the nonfictional reality of the Walt Disney Company.

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As an Asian American, I resolved not only to read, but also to write about, listen to, think about, and…

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15 Books About Loneliness That Will Make You Feel Seen

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When natural disasters happen, the library is there to help.

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ThriveNYC and NYPL collaborate to bring mental wellness support to patrons at the library.

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Can you match the title to the Penguin classics deluxe edition?

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My Picks of the Stand-Out Books Published in the UK in 2019

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Here are 7 great comics written by Asian American authors and illustrators.

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A reader takes on the hefty challenge of weeding out her digital shelves to get rid of those unfinished and…

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Want to read in another language, but think you have to learn it first? These workarounds get you reading what…

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How to store books that are valuable, how to organize books for a small space, how to store books for…

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From picture books to comics to adult novels, indulge in your fantasies with six fantastic contemporary and fantasy books about…

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Egg lovers of all ages, rejoice! We've got a list of some delightful and informative picture books about eggs to…

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Books are like time travel machines for me. They transport me back to when I first read them. I often…

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This year at Book Expo, I had one question: Which novels by YA authors of color will I want to…

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Celebrate and recognize the father figure in your life by reading these beautiful, inspirational, and thoughtful Father’s Day poems.

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Put your books on these unique bookshelves that suit all styles, tastes, and space needs.

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We are in a bit of a Keanu Reeves renaissance, and it is everything I have ever wanted. When I…

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Happy Pride Month! You know I love a good LGBTQ+ book any day of the year, but in June I…

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The book community is thriving on many social media platforms, but one in particular is booming, and that is the…

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Is it that our experiences so heavily influence our reading lives that it changes how we interpret -- or don’t…

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What's the best way to celebrate Pride Month? Supporting queer authors by preordering these upcoming LGBTQ books, of course!

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Hey reader, what's your sign? Check out our June 2019 Horoscopes and Book Recommendations to get a sneak peak of…

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I recently moved to an Indianapolis suburb and am still learning all the ins and outs of my new home.…

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The Best Translated Book Award 2019 winners were announced at the New York Rights Fair and on The Millions. The…

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This month's round-up of small and independent press books is here! I have done a lot of great reading over…

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How one reader found an online book community and made lasting friendships through Booktube, bookstagram, blogging, and more.

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Brace yourself and hide your wallet because we've got a roundup of some of the most expensive books on Etsy.

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Looking for a great scary read or feel fearful of horror and want to find something to ease you in?…

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The crowd-funded and community-supported "Sister Library" in Mumbai is the "first ever community-owned feminist library in India."

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I have two tried and tested modes of response to the question,"What's your favourite book?" (Note: This is a question…

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Whether they're disasters from the start or facing nuanced challenges, the partnerships in these books about complicated marriages are compelling.

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Literary devices help us understand what makes great writing so good and understanding them will help you thrive as a…

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In honor of her birthday, here are some powerful feminist Adrienne Rich quotes from her books, poems, and poetry collections.

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This follow-up pieces highlights books by amazing Latina authors from the Texas-Mexico border that you should read today.

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In celebration of World Book Day, Goodreads recently announced 40 of the most popular translated books on the site. Read…

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Publishers are ignoring own voices reviews to the detriment of own voices books and these Bookstagrammers and BookTubers are over…

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Even as a grown-up, these Shel Silverstein quotes have such special messages and meaning on friendship, love, growth, and more.

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On the ways in which fan fiction ushers people of all ages and genders into the realm of reading and…

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These horror enamel pins celebrate all things creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky, and they're perfect for book lovers.

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I’ve always been fascinated by the performance of literature, notably literature that was not originally intended for performance, whether it’s…

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I was shocked to hear that Rachel Held Evans passed away last week. Rachel was a prophet to my generation:…

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5 Short Stories by Saadat Hasan Manto That Would Make Perfect Short Films

Saadat Hasan Manto was an Indo-Pakistani author born in Ludhiana, India. Liberation from British Raj came with a price AKA…

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3 Ways to Find Recommended Books Based on Other Books You Love

Finding a book to follow up your new favorite read can be a struggle. How can any author fill Leigh…

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Jane Austen was one of my first literary loves. I think it started when I first saw Colin Firth dive…

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15 Silly And Funny Poems for Kids

Funny poems are a great way to introduce poetry to children. I remember still can remember poems from my childhood.…

9 months ago

5 Not-So-Perfect Literary Moms Who Deserve to be Celebrated Anyway

Here is a list of not-so-perfect literary moms who shatter the trope of "ideal supermom" and deserve all the badges…

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50 Must-Read Books Set in Schools

Whether you hated it or loved it, schools make for fascinating and dynamic settings. Get that homework done and read…

9 months ago

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Prompted by an Independent Bookstore Day tweet, one reader remembers the bookish meet-cute that led her down the wedding aisle.

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The Muslim experience may be hard to grasp from the outside looking in. But with memoirs by Muslim women, you…

9 months ago

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Taking a critical look at the subpar queer representation in AVENGERS: ENDGAME. Spoilers ahead!

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2019 is shaping up to be a great year for books written by Muslims. As we ease into another Ramadan,…

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10 Novels Featuring Loving, Dedicated, Hard-Working Single Mothers

We're giving a shoutout to all of the fierce, loving, dedicated, and hard working solo moms out there with these…

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