Clare Barnett

Clare Barnett lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband and daughter. She delves into all genres but has a soft spot for fantasy, mystery, and memoir. When she’s not working her way through her to-read list, she’s reading and writing about bookish things. Twitter: @clarebar. Inquiries:

The Federal Writers’ Project: Exploring “The Greatest Literary Project in History”

A look at the Federal Writers Project, a New Deal program that put some of America's most famous writers to work.

Who Owns Goodreads?

Who owns Goodreads? Spoiler: it's Amazon. Dive into why Amazon bought the book world’s biggest platform and how it affects readers.

Taking Books to the Streets: the House of SpeakEasy Bookmobile

The House of SpeakEasy addresses book deserts by bringing free books directly to underserved communities with their SpeakEasy Bookmobile.

5 Little Known Goodreads Features That Rate 5 Stars

Upgrade your Goodreads experience with these 5-star, little-known Goodreads features.

The Long History of Little Golden Books

The Poky Little Puppy is anything but: a history of Little Golden Books and their impact on children's literature.

Who Punned It? Investigating Cozy Mystery Titles

When did puns in cozy mystery titles take off?

Dear Netflix, Adapt these Books With Disabled People in Lead Roles

Netflix, here are suggestions for books with disabled people in lead roles, ready for adaption, including The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang.

Last-Minute Bookish Gift Ideas

From ebooks to digital prints to subscriptions, here’s a list of last-minute literary gift ideas for readers of all ages.

Environmentalist Heroes: 5 Biographies and Memoirs

Get inspired by these great nonfiction books about environmentalists who have advocated to preserve and protect the natural world, including titles like Unbowed by Wangari Maathi.

See Inside 7 Beautiful Monastic Libraries

Behold the frescoed ceilings, marble floors, and centuries-old majesty of these monastic libraries around the world.