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Times Are Changing: COVID-19 and Library Late Fees

How has COVID-19 impacted the movement of libraries going fine-free?

How Are Romance Novel Covers Made?

Romance novels are a billion dollar industry, and covers are their primary marketing tool. But, how are romance novel covers made today?

Cookbook Showdown: Best Buttermilk Biscuit Recipes

4 cookbooks go head to head in a battle of the best buttermilk biscuit recipes, complete with photos of the mouth-watering finished products.

Indigenous Owned Bookstores You Need To Visit

From bookmobiles to charming brick and mortar stores to online book emporiums, these Indigenous owned bookstores are well worth the visit.

Hindu Epics: Are They Myths?

Is it okay to refer to sacred Hindu stories as myths? An examination of the labeling of Hindu epics and why these distinctions are important.

Racism in the Dewey Decimal System

Racism in the Dewey Decimal System? Unfortunately, it's true. Despite attempts to decolonize it, problems remain.

On Community: Virtual Book Clubs During the Pandemic

To my surprise, this post on virtual book clubs ended up not being about book clubs at all, but rather about something much bigger: community.

The Long History of Little Golden Books

The Poky Little Puppy is anything but: a history of Little Golden Books and their impact on children's literature.

What Makes Successful Poetry?

What makes poetry successful? Is there a difference between "best" and "best-selling?" A deep dive into the world of poetry.

“It’s Gay and It Slaps”: TikTok’s Favorite LGBTQ Books

After looking through the top 50 queer BookToks, here are the most popular "it's gay and it slaps" books. Plus: charts and statistics!