Read With Caution: A History of Book Curses

Since at least ancient Babylon, we have been staving off potential book thieves with book curses. Here's a little history of how it went.

Bookish Is a Bad Thing? A History of The Word “Bookish”

The history of the word "bookish" might be more surprising than you'd expect–and its connotation less positive.

Finding Home in a New City Through History and Urban Fantasy

On learning to appreciate the complexity of London as a newcomer through urban fantasy and history books.

What to Read to Learn More About the World and Historical Events

Do you feel like your education left out some pretty major events in world history? These books, including Midnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition by Nisid Hajari, can help fill in the gaps.

A Page From History: 24 of the Best History Books of All Time

Whether you're a huge history buff or don't know much about history, the best history books of all time will educate and entertain you, including The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson and The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle by Lillian Faderman.

10 California History Books

Find amazing California history books that delve into the many dynamic facets of the Golden State's history in this list, starting with The Other California: Land, Identity, and Politics on the Mexican Borderlands by Verónica Castillo-Muñoz.

Keep Warm with These December Nonfiction Releases

Read your way into excellent new nonfiction hitting shelves in December, including titles on finance, animals, asexuality, and more, including Financial Feminist: Overcome the Patriarchy's Bullsh*t to Master Your Money and Build a Life You Love by Tori Dunlap.

8 Human Migration Books to Broaden Your Horizons

Migrating peoples not only bring themselves, but also their culture and ideas. Learn more about this history in these books about migration.

A Bookish History of Fandom

From handwritten letters and zines to LiveJournal and then TikTok, bookish fandoms continue to reinvent themselves to stay relevant.

Exploring The History of Paper Dolls

A look at the colorful history of paper dolls, from early origami in Japan to more modern fashion plates.