Anna Gooding-Call

Anna Gooding-Call is a librarian and writer originally from rural central New York. She got her BA in the city that inspired "The Twilight Zone" and confirms that the hitchhikers really are weird there. Today, she lives in Massachusetts with her wife and two cats.

How To Make Inter-Library Loan Really Work for You

Inter-Library Loan is the magical practice of having your home library borrow items from elsewhere. Here's how to optimize it.

A Librarian’s Perspective on E-Lending

Library ebooks have become famously important in our pandemic times. A librarian weighs in on why they're not just a COVID thing.

7 Times Amazon Book Categories Were Completely Off

Amazon book categories are a great way to discover new books in genres you love. They're also wrong a lot of the time.

Racism in the Dewey Decimal System

Racism in the Dewey Decimal System? Unfortunately, it's true. Despite attempts to decolonize it, problems remain.

9 Books About Conspiracy Theories

Whether they're helping you spot a hoax or talk your loved ones out of a wacky idea, these books, including The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake by Dr. Steven Novella, are invaluable.

A History of Racism in American Public Libraries

A deep dive into the history of racism in American public libraries, including the effects of Jim Crow laws and racism in libraries today.

5-ish Delectable Edible Book Festivals

Do you love edible book festivals? Sure you do! Who doesn't? Here are about five that deserve to go on your bookish bucket list.

Ode to the Emergency Book

Back in the day, before Kindles and text messages and the like, there was the emergency book. Look back on how it was an essential item.

Tips and Tricks For Marrying Another Bookworm Successfully

Are you marrying another bookworm? Maybe you're just moving in or thinking about combining collections. We have tips!

The Problematic Doctor Diary

A reader muses on the doctor diary and the morally gray areas between the lives and well-being of real patients and entertainment.