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Now is the Time to Strengthen Your Reading Habits

From the simplicity of reading what you enjoy to the power of pro help, here are numerous tips to help you strengthen your reading habits.

Welcome To Our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide!

Browse away with our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide, and may we all get some joy this season.

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.

Best Books To Give As Gifts In 2020

Whether they're looking for a fantastical read or a good book to inspire a trip outdoors, these are the best books to give as gifts in 2020.

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.

Reading Through Difficult Times: Books and Their Readers in 1918–1920

What were people reading during the Influenza epidemic of 1918-1920? A deep dive into the reading habits of that era.

60+ Best Gifts for Book Lovers on Etsy and Around the Web

From sweet, affordable stocking stuffers to truly personalized gift ideas, these are the best gifts for book lovers in 2020!

Welcome to Winter Reading Day

Whether you greet the seasonal change with delight or dismay, we hope you'll join us for some of our favorite winter reading picks!

Why I Still Use — and Like — Goodreads

It stinks for book discovery. It can be mired with bad behavior. But I still love Goodreads and won't give it up.

Hydrogen Peroxide, Lollipops, and Toilet Paper: Check Out Pandemic Library Take-Home Kits

How six libraries have adapted services to reach patrons during COVID-19.

The History of Dust Jackets: From Disposable to Collectible

How did we end up with a piece of paper wrapped around every book cover? Look at the history of dust jackets and books for the whole picture.

Beyond 2020: the Deeper Story of American Politics in the Trump Era

From sociology and political science to communication studies, these books an essays lend insight to American politics in the Trump era, including Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Hochschild.

Citizenship is an Outdated Requirement for Literary Prize Eligibility

We're examining the eligibility requirements of five major literary awards, specifically looking at their positions on citizenship.

Welcome to Haunted Riot!

We're celebrating the creepiest time of the year with the Haunted Riot, featuring some of our favorite shiver-inducing reads!

A Call to Vote and an Endorsement

A letter from the Book Riot editorial staff about the importance of voting, and an endorsement for Joe Biden for president.