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What to Wear With Your Paris Review Swim Trunks

“Four designer swim trunks being offered this summer are based on art from the Paris Review, particularly some vintage cover ...

5 Space-Saving, Scrooge-Approved Bookends

I’m becoming the Scrooge of bookends—a skinflint of space, a miser of millimeters. When you’re faced with overflowing bookshelves, and ...

7 Favorite Author Couples (The Best of Book Riot)

Much of the good ship Book Riot is off at Book Expo America this week, so we’re running some of ...

The Confidence Index: What Maisie Knew

Full disclosure: This Confidence Index will undoubtedly be colored by the fact that I read What Maisie Knew for the ...

What Is Your Comfort Reading?

After the sickening news from Boston, I find myself in a room with no books, and thus climbing the walls. ...

Saying Hello To a New Bookstore

Heading into the Elliott Bay Book Company felt like a first date, or an interview. I wanted to make a ...

Saying Goodbye to a Beloved Bookstore

When I stepped inside the Crawford Doyle bookstore last month, I knew it would be the last time for a ...

Bergdorf Goodman’s Literary Windows

While tootling along Fifth Avenue on a bus last week, a friend and I spotted the front windows of Bergdorf ...

Paperless Post’s Literary In-Jokes

Have you ever taken a close look at the stationery samples and templates on Paperless Post? A Valentine from Rhett ...

7 Favorite Author Couples

No matter where you stand on the Valentine’s Day spectrum (sneering or as sweet as a conversation heart half-melted in ...

Bookish Boozing: 5 Literary Wine Labels

Judging by the wine labels I’ve been looking at lately (like Jimmy Carter, with lust in my heart), many winemakers ...

Nonfiction Books That Should Be Reshelved as Fiction

Turns out that the library sign in Manly, Australia, directing readers to the fiction section to find any Lance Armstrong ...

How to Pack a Suitcase Full of Books

How many of us traveled after the holidays with a pachyderm’s weight worth of new books in our suitcases? I’d ...

Best of Book Riot: Authors Discuss How to Ask Good Questions for Q & A

To celebrate the end of the year, we’re running some of our favorite posts from the last six months. We’ll ...

Best of Book Riot: 12 Celebrities Who Should Have Their Own Imprints

To celebrate the end of the year, we’re running some of our favorite posts from the last six months. We’ll ...