#Educational

A History of the Thesaurus

Thesauri have been around since the 1500s, though they've changed a lot since then. Here is a brief history of the thesaurus then and now.

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.

Is Reader’s Block a Real Thing?

Reading can be harder during stressful times. But is there really such thing as "reader's block"? Here's what the neuroscience has to say.

Who is Anne Brontë, the Forgotten Brontë Sister?

Anne Brontë - an investigation into the Victorian novelist's life and how she became the forgotten Brontë sister.

What Is Literary Character Licensing?

Winnie-the-Pooh, which just entered the public domain, paved the way for modern literary character licensing. Here's what you need to know.

What the Heck is a Book Index?

What's a book index and why does it matter? A look at indices, how they came to be, and the people who make them possible.

Is Destroying Overstock Books Normal?

A peek behind the scenes of how overstock books are returned, processed, and, in some cases, chomped up to uncertain futures.

Books as Tall as a Human: A Brief Look at Gigantic Books

How big can books get? A brief discussion about the largest books printed including John James Audubon and more.

A History of POOR RICHARD’S ALMANAC

We can credit Benjamin Franklin for the Poor Richard's Almanac. Here's a history of the book and why it rose in popularity.

What’s the Big Deal With NFTs?

If you need a breakdown on NFTs, or curious over what the most recent kerfuffle over them has been about, this is the piece for you.