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Rules for Buying Books as Gifts

What are your rules for buying books as gifts? A few Rioters chime in with their self-enforced guidelines for giving the gift of books.

Go Beyond Reading Diversely: Buy Diversely, Too

We know that we should be conscious of reading diversely when we're picking up books to put into our eyeballs. But what about the next step? Are we purchasing books as diversely as we're reading?

The Amazon Books Store Experience – What’s the Point?

In 2016 the first Amazon Books, a physical bookstore, opened in Seattle. Since then, Amazon has slowly rolled out more ...

My Newest Bookish Obsession: Thrift Books

A reader discovers a new site for shopping for books on the cheap.

Empty Shelves: My Weird Relationship with Book Buying

How years of not buying books has changed one reader's relationship to book purchasing now.

No New Books: My Month Long Self-Imposed Book-Buying Ban

One Rioter talks about the challenges of her month-long book-buying ban.

A Bibliomaniac Does Her Taxes: A Story in Gifs

A bibliomaniac finds out how much she spent on books when she goes to the accountant to have her taxes done: a story told in GIFs.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Mixing Books with Booze

Let’s talk cocktail hour, shall we? I think that gin is a magical ingredient. I believe that, as the ads ...

My First Experience at The Strand

You always remember your first time. At The Strand, I mean. The bookstore’s name is known far and wide and, ...