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.

9 Nonfiction Books About Depression: Finding Power on the Pages

From holistic approaches to evolutionary psychology perspectives, this list of nonfiction books about depression kicks off the exploration.

Books: Part of a Complete Breakfast

Waffles! Oatmeal! Toast! Cereal! Fruit salad! Eggs! Breakfast is without a doubt the best meal of the day for reading. Here's why.


With with its incredible endurance, it seems only fitting to celebrate with a list of quotes from From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.

A Day in the Life of a Public Librarian

Ever wondered what a day in the life of a librarian looks like? This librarian for a public library gives you a peek, from check in to check out.

14 Hands-Free Reading Tools

Hands-free reading tools come in so many shapes and sizes. Improve your reading life with a bit of help with multitasking.

To My Friends With Reading Tastes Opposite from Mine

"Even if I still maintain my position, my experience of reading and digesting the book is greater for our talks."

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