Kelly Jensen

Kelly is a former librarian and a long-time blogger at STACKED. She's the editor/author of (DON'T) CALL ME CRAZY: 33 VOICES START THE CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH and the editor/author of HERE WE ARE: FEMINISM FOR THE REAL WORLD. Her next book, BODY TALK, will publish in Fall 2020. Follow her on Instagram @heykellyjensen.

Mood Is The Most Underrated Literary Device — And The Most Valuable

Mood is the most powerful -- and most misunderstood -- literary device available to readers. Get your mood on and elevate your reading life.

Why Are Chicago Public Libraries Still Open Amid Soaring COVID Rates?

Demand an explanation for why Chicago Public Libraries are open to in-person services while COVID positivity rates soar above 15%.

The Best Gifts for Feminists 2020: Book Lovers Edition

The best gifts for feminists who love books, reading, and social justice. Book subscriptions, stickers, clothes, and more!

Penguin Random House To Buy Simon & Schuster

Penguin Random House acquires Simon and Schuster, creating the largest megapublisher in the United States.

The Perfect Literary Gifts for Tea Lovers

The perfect literary gifts for tea lovers, from bookish themed tea to tea-themed tees, and more.

The New York Times Names Their 10 Best of 2020

What are you excited to see on the New York Times best list? What titles are missing? Here are their top 10 for 2020.

Stock Up On Criterion Adaptations While They’re On Sale 50% Off

Through the end of November, Criterion films are 50% off at Barnes and Noble. Grab one (or many) of these adaptations.

Book Lovers Unite: YA Books Set In Bookstores

Fall in love with these excellent YA books set in bookstores. These stories are packed with love, friendship, family, and, of course, books, including This Is All Your Fault by Aminah Mae Safi.

Allegheny County Jail Deeply Restricts Access to Literature for Incarcerated Individuals

Allegheny County Prison discontinues access to books for incarcerated individuals, choosing profit over rehabilitation.

Book Fabric For Face Masks, Totes, and Other Handmade Goods

Whether you're looking for great book themed fabric for a new mask, for a pillow case, or a tote bag, you'll find the perfect pattern here.

Get Cozy In Your New Favorite Book Sweatshirts and Hoodies

Snuggle into these excellent book sweatshirts and bookish hoodies this cool weather reading season.

Burbank, CA School District Faces Unique Anti-Racism Book Ban Situation

A complicated book challenge arises in Burbank, California, putting antiracism and teaching methodology under the spotlight. Announces The Top 10 Audiobooks of 2020 at Bookstores's top 10 audiobooks from 2020 is a window into the year and what readers were eager to talk about.

10 Small Independent Bookstores In The Midwest To Support Right Now

The Midwest is populated with a wide range of incredible independent bookstores. Here are 10 to buy from online or IRL.

Pregnancy Books During a Pandemic Are Fantasy Reads

A pregnant reader on why pregnancy books during a pandemic are impossible to connect with or relate to.