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11 Amazing Book-Song Pairings

When you love books and music pretty much equally and for many of the same reasons, it’s inevitable that the ...

Book Titles That Would Make Great Band Names

I’m not really a music person. Visual art? Yep. Food? Certainly. Books? Abso-fucking-lutely. But music…I don’t know, but it’s never ...

The Future of Books: Library Apps

I recently got a Spotify account, and right away I realized that I would never buy music again. And then ...

“Get Me Neil on the Line”: A Peek at Neil Gaiman’s Friendship with Tori Amos

This post is part of our Neil Gaiman Reading Day: a celebration of one of our favorite authors on the occasion of the publication ...

Is THE GREAT GATSBY Soundtrack Going to be the Greatest Since ROMEO + JULIET?

When I first heard that Jay-Z was scoring and producing the soundtrack for The Great Gatsby back in January, I ...

Gatsby’s American Dream: The Most Literary Band You’ve Never Heard Of

This is a guest post from Eric Smith. Eric is the social media and marketing manager at Quirk Books. When he ...

What Your Brain Sounds Like On Books

Everyone has synaesthesia. Thankfully, this is not some terrible equine-meat borne virus. It is when our synapses put their keys ...

Franzen Comes Alive: Songs About Books and Reading

What’s the best thing in the world? READING BOOKS. And the second-best thing? All things pertaining to books. Here’s an ...

Five of the Best Short Story Songs of All Time

Short story songs are like short stories. They have plot, characters, rising action, climaxes, falling action, lessons about life and ...

Music to Read By: A Playlist to Accompany Mary Roach’s PACKING FOR MARS

This is a guest post from Cariwyl Hebert. Cariwyl is the founder of Salon97, a San Francisco-based non-profit that makes ...

The Perfect Book, The Perfect Soundtrack

As a general rule, people are slightly embarrassed by who they were as teenagers. For most of us, it was ...

20 Awesome (Fake) Literary Band Names

When I dropped the phrase “Proust and the Madeleines” into a post I was working on earlier this week, my ...

Wrapped Up in Rock & Roll Books

The only thing I love more than my birthday and rock & roll is reading books. This is why I ...