#Saturday Reads

What Are The Most Cited Poems?

Want to know where some of those famous poetic quotes came from? Take a peek at the most cited poems at weddings, funerals, and in pop culture.

“Readers Are Realizing Their Hunger For Our Stories”: Native Literature for Kids and Teens

On the growth of Native literature for young readers and teens, from Native authors and storytellers.

How Do Readers Rate The New York Times Best-Selling Books?

What do actual readers think about the books which land on the New York Times Bestseller List? A new study finds out.

How the Pandemic Has Changed Our Reading Lives

Real readers weigh in on how the stress and new routines of the pandemic have changed how much we’re reading—and what we’re choosing to read.

How the USPS Chooses Its Literary Stamps

A look at how the USPS selects which stamps to make and how they do it, plus a deep dive into literary stamps through the years.

How the Neapolitan Novels Kept Me Going During Some of the Lowest Points in My Life

Struggling with anxiety, expectations, and health concerns, one reader recounts how Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels kept her going.

Why There Aren’t More Jointly Authored Novels

A look at the history of jointly authored novels, including authors' approaches, the benefits, and the pitfalls of coauthorship.

The Futura Is Now: Why YA Cover Design Looks The Way It Does

A deep dive into the rise of the sans serif font for YA book cover titles and a history of trends in YA cover design.

A Crash Course on the Detainment of Uyghurs and Uyghur Writers

Find a quick overview of one of China's ethnic minorities in this crash course on the detainment of Uyghurs and Uyghur writers.

What Made Black And Blue Pens Standard? A Colorful Look at Ink

Taking a look at ink, one of the tools we use to write and preserve words, and how the ink colors we choose affect us.

How the Black Lives Matter Protests Impacted Book Media

What impact have Black Lives Matter movements in 2020 and prior had on book media?

Do You Need a Library Science Degree to Work in a Library?

Want to work in a library without an MLS degree? Here's how.

The World’s First Novel Is Older Than You Think

What was the first novel? Why was it written? What need did it fill? Who wrote it? And most importantly, can you still read it today?

The Wide World of JEOPARDY! Contestant Authors

We're taking a look at the link between Jeopardy! and authorship, examining books by Jeopardy! contestants and this phenomenon.

Books For Dummies: A Key to Information

You may know them as the brunt of sitcom jokes, but the For Dummies books opened a door to a world of information.