Emily Stochl

Emily is a proud Midwesterner, living in Iowa. Reading literary fiction has always been her favorite. She also enjoys yoga and tending to her hundreds of houseplants -- you might say Emily is a bit “crunchy granola." She is the producer and host of a podcast about vintage and second-hand style, called Pre-Loved Podcast. She’s really into sustainability, and old things! IG: @emilymstochl

Books to Make You Feel Less Helpless About the Climate Emergency

Learning about the climate emergency can cause a lot of anxiety. These books will give you hope while tackling the seemingly Herculean issue.

How to Start a Bookmobile

Ever wanted to start your own bookmobile and become a book seller? Owner of Iron Dog Books offers insights and lessons learned.

How Do Rural Libraries Serve Patrons?

All libraries are essential, but especially in rural communities, libraries play a significant role in delivering education and resources.

Book Vending Machines Are the Best Vending Machines

What's better than a vending machine? A book vending machine, of course! Learn more about this literacy tool and bookish resource.

100 Years of The Newbery Medal

The beloved children’s literary prize, The Newbery Medal, will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year. Here is a bit of its history!

Books With Harmful Depictions and Shaping “the Historical Record”

With a recent decision to cease reprints of six Dr. Seuss books due to racist depictions, consider how the historical record is shaped.

Libraries Offering Services to Seniors During COVID-19 Pandemic

Taking a look at libraries offering services to seniors during the pandemic, with programs for memory care, vaccine roll-out, and more.

Archives, Archivists, and Dealing With the Trump Presidency

A look at the role of archives and archivists in preserving the historical record and how the Trump presidency invites new challenges.

What Alternatives Are There to Goodreads?

If you're a Goodreads user looking for an alternative to the platform, consider these Goodreads alternatives and reading tools.

What is a Radical Bookstore?

What is a radical bookstore? Find information on what they are, how they engage with communities, how they operate, and more.