Ashley Holstrom

Ashley Holstrom helps make books at Sourcebooks. She lives near Chicago with her cat named after Hemingway and her bookshelves organized by color. Newsletter: Crooked Reads. Twitter: @alholstrom.

Thoughts I Had During My Latest Reading Slump

Reading slumps are the worst. Here are some thoughts I had during my latest nightmare, accompanied by gifs to make it less terrible.

21 Bookish Art Departments to Follow on Instagram

Kickstart This: The Vulva Gallery — The Book!

The Vulva Gallery is an illustration series of all kinds of vulvas with the goal of educating. And now there's a Kickstarter to make it a book.

Cool, Cozy November Book Covers

The Best Bookish Halloween Costumes of 2018

This year provided the best bookish Halloween costumes. We got Lara Jean Covey. We got Wonder Woman. We got Black Panther. And we got Pennywise.

A Whole Lotta Awesome September 2018 Book Covers

We have so many gorgeous and enticing book covers to look out for this month. Here's a selection of some of the best September 2018 book covers!

8 Great Poolside Audiobooks

Finishing up the summer pool season? Hang out poolside with these excellent audiobooks.

What’s This About Dick Soap?

A fandom subscription box for a fantasy series included dick-shaped soap! We broke down the story for you, so you don't need that search history.

Rockin’ August 2018 Book Covers

Check out some of the best in August 2018 book covers! These books will make your shelves even prettier and offer some good reading options this summer.

A Love Letter to My Former Library

Really, when I think of community, I think of you.