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Unpublished Hemingway Story Debuts in Magazine

Shriek! A previously unpublished Ernest Hemingway short story, "A Room on the Garden Side," is being published in the summer edition of Strand Magazine. 

Literary Tourism: Murals of Adorable Oak Park, IL

Take a tour around the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Illinois, and check out the incredible literary murals throughout town.

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 ...

Reading As A Cure for Writer’s Block

When I teach college writing, I tell my students that there’s no such thing as writer’s block. Many people disagree ...

15 Phenomenal Bookish Ornaments

I’ve been ornament shopping lately, ladies and gentlemen, and I have found myself happily lingering in the bookish ornament section ...

Let’s Welcome Flash Fiction To The Party

In my infinitely nerdy reading obsessions, I’ve come across a genre of fiction that so many readers scoff at, while ...

On Being (Sp)Read Too Thin: The Paradox of Reading Choice

“I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.” So says Bilbo Baggins in The Fellowship of ...

Is There Such a Thing as an American Novel?

The Great American Novel is like Moby Dick, the whale, not the book. Ever since the phrase was coined in ...

5 Books with Awful Original Titles

The great Sol Stein has this to say about titles in his excellent Stein on Writing: Venture into any bookstore ...

Booze Your Way Through the Holidays Hemingway Style

This is a guest post from Philip Greene. He is one of the founders of the Museum of the American Cocktail ...

How I Learned To Read

I learned to read when I opened my eyes. I learned to read when I learned I loved stories. I ...

What’s On Your Alternate Ending Wishlist?

Hemingway famously said that he re-wrote the ending of A Farewell to Arms 39 times before he got it right. ...

When Literary Opposites Attract

People often ask me — since I’m always reading more than one book at once — how do you keep ...

NFOs: the tragedy that reads among us

There is an affliction that many suffer from. It hides in plain sight. Someone on your bus every morning has ...