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Abby Hargreaves

Abby Hargreaves is a New Hampshire native living and working as a Children’s Librarian in Washington, D.C. She fulfills the gamut of the librarian stereotype with a love of cats, coffee, and crocheting (and likes a good run of alliteration). Her MLIS degree enjoys the company of a BA in English from Hollins University, making Abby an advocate of women's universities. Her favorite color is yellow.

14 Books about Fashion and Sustainability Like OVERDRESSED

Check out these 14 books about fashion for more information on the challenges of maintaining a healthy environment in the current fashion tradition.

11 Young Adult Books About Interracial Couples

More and more young adult books about interracial couples are being published each year. Find some noteworthy titles in this list.

The Match That Lit the Barrels: UGLIES, 15 Years Later

In a sense, it’s as if Uglies was a small match while the series that followed were barrels of oil, just waiting to be lit. Kaboom indeed.

How to Compare Your Reading with a Goodreads Friend

Did you know you can compare your reading with a Goodreads friend (or your secret crush, whatevs)? Here's how to use this nifty feature.

8 Bookish New Year’s Resolution Ideas to Improve Your Reading Life

Here are eight bookish new year's resolution ideas to inspire you -- feel free to adapt them to your needs and existing habits. 

6 Books By Women’s College Alumnae

It doesn’t surprise me when I read a fantastic book and discover it’s one of the many books by women’s college alumnae. Here are six to get you started.

Jane Austen Heroines Ranked by Badassery

In a course on Austen’s work in college I ranked the Jane Austen heroines by how badass they are. Here are the definitive results.

Furniture Made From Books: 30 Ideas for Your Home and Office

While I tend to have more of a minimalist style when it comes to home furniture, I have to say the idea of furniture made from books has its appeal.

How to Find a Book in the Library: Your 101 Guide

Finding books in the library is my jam. Actually, since I’m a librarian, it’s literally my bread and butter. Aw, ...

The Life Cycle of a Library Book

It’s not unusual for trashed library books to throw the public into a tizzy. The reality is that this is part of the natural life cycle of a library book.

10 YA Fairy Books for Fans of Holly Black

If you love Holly Black's dark, gritty stories about the fairy world, check out these YA fairy books featuring grim plots, rebels, and high stakes.

8 Bookish TikTok Accounts to Follow (and What Is TikTok?)

Okay first let's talk about what Tik Tok even is and then let's take a look at some of the rare bookish Tik Tok accounts you should follow.

59 Quotes about Libraries and Librarians

This collection of 59 thoughtful and charming quotes about libraries and librarians will lift and inspire you to grab your library card.

7 Authors Who Need to Be on First We Feast’s HOT ONES

Consider this list of authors who should appear on the spiciest of interview shows, HOT ONES, for convos around death care, cooking, and more.

50 Bookish Halloween Couples Costume Ideas

Grab your partner, your friend, or an unsuspecting bookworm and get inspired by these ideas for Halloween couples costumes for book lovers!