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What more do you need than a big cup of coffee or tea in a mug covered in books and…

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Find remixes of Shakespeare's canonical love stories, with these romantic Shakespeare retellings by contemporary authors.

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These fiction and nonfiction books about Iran offer insight into Iran’s history and the complicated role other nations have played…

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I asked each of eight avid readers to share their thoughts on building, organizing, and making the most of a…

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These books would make for rad video games. Any you'd like to see be taken into the hands-on mode?

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20 of the best audiobooks narrated by black women, including fiction, classics, science fiction and fantasy, memoir, essays, and poetry.

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Not liking something that's popular isn't a personality trait.

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Find a little love this Valentine's Day with these romance novellas.

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We see books touted as New York Times best sellers all the time, but why is the New York Times…

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These incisive memoirs by Black women cover everything from diet culture and beauty standards to marriage and motherhood, and more.

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I was always an anxious kid, but Beth's death in LITTLE WOMEN gave me a lifelong health anxiety I'm still…

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Talking about some of the unexpected and incredible acts of courage, smarts, and community taken on by heroic librarians throughout…

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Memoirs by own voices authors resonate with readers who relate to the author's experience. Latinx authors are finally being heard…

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Taking a look at who, exactly, is buying rare books, what they are buying, and how value of a book…

10 months ago

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Having completed the Goodreads challenge for a sixth year, and having read more than 900 books, this reader takes a…

10 months ago

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Did you know these bestselling authors used to be teachers?

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Give your favorite Galentine the perfect literary gift this year with these ideas.

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Add these British books coming to the US this month to your TBR.

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The best Twitter responses to "Novelists Writing About Growing Up." Get ready to snort-laugh.

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Jenn talks about some of the bookish games that fall squarely in her wheelhouse beyond the usual suspects.

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10 months ago

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Where to start listening to the incredible audiobook performances of Bahni Turpin.

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How have authors used Kickstarter to publish their work? What successes have they seen and how have they found their…

10 months ago

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Spend some money on bookish goods made by Black creators on Etsy.

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10 months ago

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Whether your readcation is a weekend an hour from home or a week in another country entirely, you'll find inspiration…

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Pro and aspiring green thumbs, you'll want to get a load of these plant lover gifts specifically for plant parents…

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Love is a very complicated thing and the many books about affairs and other failings of the heart are a…

10 months ago

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Having entered into their first relationship with a fellow bookworm, one reader recounts the major milestones of their literary relationship.

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A deep dive into the history, the present boom, and the future of YA anthologies from editors, agents, and authors.

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Doctor Who is back on our screens and that means it's time to swag up, fam. Celebrate the return of…

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Wish you had an easier time dozing off and staying asleep at night? Get the strategies and tips you need…

10 months ago

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These crystal bookends are stunning.

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Blow up your TBR with 20 of exciting 2020 debut novels headed our way this year! From drama to science…

10 months ago

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With fine free libraries trending across the U.S., we're looking at who fines affect and why going fine free benefits…

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The Bookternet came in full force to play along with the Dolly Parton Challenge. Please enjoy the book nerdery from…

10 months ago

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I have to make an admission: I joined a book club last year but have skipped three of the past…

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10 months ago

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Whether it's the themes, plot points, or writing style, each of these books like Beloved has some element that makes…

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From celebrity memoirs to books about fictional celebrities, these are the best celebrity books that will fuel your reading interest…

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It's still too hard to find books about queer characters who aren't suffering as a result of their queerness, so…

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Learn our top hacks and secrets for how to get to the top of your library holds list faster and…

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Prepare yourself to get your own YA book tattoos with this inspiration.

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Nancy Drew has been busily solving crimes since 1930. But how well do you know the legendary girl detective? Take…

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No and low cost strategies to make your library more welcoming to LGBTQ+ patrons.

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Beer books for beer lovers of all kinds.

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10 months ago

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Who was Pure Belpré and why she should be your librarian hero, too.

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What is speculative fiction? You may get a different answer depending on who you ask. Read on to explore this…

10 months ago

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By the pricking of my thumbs, some Shakespeare puns this way come.

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Why essay collections are more necessary now than ever.

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Are you a big Naruto fan? Has the question, "Which Naruto character are you" ever crossed your mind? Take this…

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A reader considers the memorable children's books of her childhood, receiving thoughtful gifts of books, and as an adult choosing…

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A response to Stephen King's comments about the Oscars and diversity.

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