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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 ...

Jack Kerouac in His Own Words

Jack Kerouac’s most noted work, On the Road, was published on September 5, 1957.  The novel holds a spot on Modern ...

“Libraries Give Us Power Books Make Us Free”

It may come as no surprise that I’m a sucker for well-designed books and book art. Or that I’m quite ...

Is There Such a Thing as an American Novel?

In a globalised society, can any novel claim to be purely from one country? Does the great American novel even exist?

New Trailer for Film Adaptation of Kerouac’s BIG SUR

People are pretty excited about the film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, but another one of his novels will ...

The ON THE ROAD Trailer Rundown

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 ...

Kerouac Book Rediscovered

I love rediscovered books. I imagine them moldering in attics, basements, cellars; secret caverns of domesticity. Hidden away with latent ...

Breaking Down the (Fan) Base: Who Really Claims These Famous Novels as Favorites?

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“Nobody knows what’s going to happen to anybody”: 2011 in Final Lines

To find a twitching sign of life in the idea that everyone has a book in them, consider how we ...