#Bookish History

A History of Margaret K. McElderry Books

Margaret K. McElderry Books is 50 years old. Here's how it, and its founder, changed the landscape of children's literature

These Books have an Edgy Secret: A History and Gallery of Fore-Edge Painting and Art

From 1600s British literature to Sarah J. Maas books on TikTok, fore-edge painting is an enduring art form that adds even more magic to books.

Speaking Truth To Power: A History of Political Cartoons

For hundred of years, commentators have spoken truth to power and sparked heated public conversations using political cartoons.

A History of the Midnight Release Party

How did the midnight release party for big name book releases get started, and is there still room for them in an age of instant downloads?