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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. Blog: Crooked Prose. 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

For a while now, I’ve been turning to Instagram for inspiration and pretty things in this dreary world. That means lots ...

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

Happy November, bookworms! The remains of summery weather are officially gone, and it’s time to get cozy. Feast your eyes ...

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. 

Unpublished Hemingway Story Debuts in Magazine

Shriek! A previously unpublished Ernest Hemingway short story, "A Room on the Garden Side," is being published in the summer edition of Strand Magazine. 

Cover Trend: That One Serif Font

You may have spotted this cover trend of a big, bold serif font on a solid color background. We're into it and have a bunch of these covers for you.

Space-Saving Bookshelves to Fit More Books in Your Home

Just because your home is small doesn't mean your love of books has to shrink. We collected some great space saving bookshelves for you!

The Best July 2018 Book Covers

Take a peek at some of the most beautiful book covers of the month.

Rainbow Bookish Goods for June and Beyond

You need to rock some rainbow bookish goods for Pride month and beyond.