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An Imitation of Imperfection: A History of Deckle Edges

Why are the page edges of your book ragged? Why do some people think it's a defect and others think it's a sign of luxury? Let's talk deckle edges.

8 Of The Best Drawing Books (and 6 Inspiring Artists)

Find the best drawing books for adults and kids, beginners and advanced students alike. Find even more inspiration in our run-down of inspiring artists.

How To Save A Wet Book

Toilet? Bathtub? Puddle? Lake? No matter how it happened, it's the recovery that counts. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to save a wet book.

Why are Books That Shape? From Codices to Kindles, Why This Rectangle Stays Golden

Ever wonder why books are rectangular? We've got the answers!

The Anatomy of the Book

Ever wondered about the structure of the physical book?  Ever wondered what those weird papers at the beginning and back ...

20 Fascinating Science Books for Kids

A list of twenty science books for kids ranging from board books to beginning readers about subjects like outer space, animals, computer coding, and more!

Authors Don’t Have Much Control Over Covers; Here’s Why

People are often confused and outraged when they learn how little say an author has over their book cover. But this can actually be a good thing.

Why Authorfy Is My New Favourite Literacy Tool

Authorfy is a remarkable literacy tool that brings authors to life in the Library or classroom through a series of masterclass videos.

What’s in a Title?

Taking a look at book titles: what they imply about the book, how they affect reader experiences, and some not-so-great original titles of famous works.

Learn Writing from Your Favorite Authors

From Roxane Gay to Hanif Abdurraqib, from writing essays to developing writing habits, take one of these online writing courses taught by authors.

What The Kids Are Into: A Conversation with a High School English Teacher

I have a friend who works as a high school counselor; she always knows what the kids are into. When ...

The Best Children’s Dictionaries For Young Readers

These children's dictionaries are excellent tools to assist your kids, from young toddlers to high school teens, develop their language skills.

15 of the Best Dictionary Apps for Your Every Nerdy Need

Languages are hard. As soon as you think you’ve mastered one grammar rule, a dozen exceptions pop up. When you ...

Does Reading Make You Smarter?

How does reading impact IQ? What does your brain do when you read? Does reading make you smarter or more empathetic?

7 Reading Recommendations from Prof. Joe Farag’s Palestinian Literature Syllabus

Up your reading game with some highly recommended Palestinian literature in translation.