#Saturday Reads

Ex Libris: A History of Bookplates

Ever heard the term "ex libris?" Dive into the history of bookplates and how they help collectors track history.

The Most Commonly Assigned Books In U.S. Colleges

What are the most commonly assigned books in college courses across the USA and what do they say about who is and isn't being seen?

A Little Dirty Laundry: The Forgotten Legacy of Grace Metalious and PEYTON PLACE

Take a trip to PEYTON PLACE and learn about the legacy and turbulent life of Grace Metalious, author of the controversial classic.

Using Neuroscience to Understand Reading Slumps

We're taking a look at reading slumps through the lens of neuroscience, considering the science behind cognitive overload, fatigue, and more.

A Very Brief History of Reading

From the first named author, Akkadian princess Enheduanna, to the beginning of silent reading and beyond, join us on this history of reading.

Times New Roman, Arial, and Helvetica: The Font Favorites, But Why?

Why did we write all of our papers in Times New Roman? Why is Helvetica haunting me? Let's find out how certain fonts became the faves.

Saddle Up and Read Improves Kids’ Literacy One Farm Trip at a Time

A conversation with Caitlin Gooch of Saddle Up and Read, a non-profit organization using equine activities to promote children's literacy.

The Benefits of Community Reading Programs

Have you ever participated in a community reading program? Learn more about what they are and why they're great here!

What Are Publishers Really Doing To Diversify?

In this moment of reckoning with the lack of diversity in publishing, what are publishers really doing to address the problem?

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%.

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.

The Neuroscience of Audiobooks

Consider some of the recent studies around the neuroscience of audiobooks, or how listening to audiobooks affects our brains.

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.

What Makes Good Jacket Copy?

Hear from authors and publishers, and consider your own biases when choosing books based on covers as we ask what makes good jacket copy.

What Happens When a Community Loses Its Newspaper?

Taking a look at alternative news sources and the impacts of missing media, in questioning what happens when a community loses its newspaper.