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A History of Audio Storytelling: From Radio to Audiobooks and Podcasts

Audio storytelling has made a comeback with podcasts that recreate the Golden Age of Radio. Here is the history and future of the format.

Coffee Table Books: Their Origin, Precursors, And Rise to Popularity

Ever look at the tome on a coffee table and wonder why coffee table books are a thing? Consider this brief history of coffee table books.

What Makes A Good Sex Scene?

What makes a good sex scene? Readers, writers, and editors weigh in on the complex art of a well-executed steamy scene.

Word of the Year: A Bellwether of Cultural Change

Word of the Year is an annual tradition that reveals what is on our collective minds right now. Here's where it started and what comes next.

Dime Novels and the Cheap Book Boom

A dive into the history of the dime novel, the cheap and affordable format that helped put books into the hands of the working class.

The Ever-Growing Challenges of Getting Books Into Prisons

The pandemic has made an difficult process even harder. As new challenges arise, organizations are fighting for prisoners’ access to books.

The Exclamation Mark! A Brief History!

"Bang," "screamer, "wonderer": the exclamation mark has gone by many names. The history of this explosive mark is a fascinating one.

How Reading Ebooks Changes Our Perception (And Reviews)

Take a deep dive into research around reading ebooks and print books, and how these experiences compare to each other and other media.

Virtually Together: The Rise of Digital Book Festivals

In the face of COVID-19, many book festivals have moved online. Here's what's worked, what hasn't, and what the future might hold for them.

Queer Historical Figures Who Need Books Written About Their Lives

These queer historical figures each lived fascinating lives and deserve to be highlighted in nonfiction. Join me in exploring their legacies.