Alex Luppens-Dale

Alex Luppens-Dale won the “Enthusiastic Reader Award” all four years of high school. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and received her MFA from The New School. Her favorite genres are fantasy, memoir, and anything with cults. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and cat. Alex can be found on Twitter @firstofautumn

Why Are We Obsessed With Other People’s Bookshelves?

Since COVID-19 began and Zoom calls became a regular feature of our lives, we've become even more fascinated by other people's bookshelves.

Excellent Little Free Library Book Labels, Stickers, and Stamps

Get a stamp or Little Free Library book labels so your patrons remember where their new favorite book came from.

The Worm in the Big Apple: Seedy New York City Stories

These stories explore the seedier side of New York City, from histories to fictional explorations of its beautiful contradictions.

Griffin & Sabine & Me: A Long Correspondence

A reader on the strange legacy of the Griffin & Sabine trilogy, and how the epistolary novel resonated with her as a child.

8 Memoirs About Mothers, Motherhood, and Loss

A reader on the memoirs about mothers and motherhood that helped her navigate the transition from "mothered" to "motherless."

J.K. Rowling Releases Serialized Novel THE ICKABOG

JK Rowling announces a new children's book, The Ickabog, to be published for free online.

Cover Envy: Beautiful Books Too Pretty to Pass Up

These beautiful books make great gifts because they're both books (which are always the best gift) and beautiful objects in their own right.

Get Yourself Some #SocksForBinc! has partnered with a range of artists to create 10 pairs of socks for book lovers; profits will support booksellers impacted by COVID-19.

Why Do I Fall Asleep When I Read?

Why do we sometimes fall asleep while reading, even when we’re interested in the book? And how do we stop it? We discuss some tips and tricks.

How is the Value of a Book Determined?

Taking a look at who, exactly, is buying rare books, what they are buying, and how value of a book is determined by talking to the experts.

Manage Your Mischief With Harry Potter Bullet Journal Supplies

Whichever House you identify with, here are some Harry Potter bullet journal supplies that will add magic to whatever planner you use!

Read Harder: A Book in Any Genre Written by a Native, First Nations, or Indigenous Author

Find some excellent fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books by Native, First Nations, and Indigenous authors for this task of the 2020 Read Harder Challenge.

Octavia Butler Books: A Guide To Her Life, Work, and Legacy

If you've ever wanted to read more of her work, this is our guide to the best Octavia Butler books and a look at her life and legacy. 

Strategies for Reading Books You Already Have

When your book stacks become safety hazards, turn to this guide to strategize reading books you already have, and get to working through that TBR.

Reading Pathways: Marguerite Duras

Get to know the works of Marguerite Duras, the French novelist, playwright, and screenwriter associated with the nouveau roman movement.