Enter the Abyss with Claire Nouvian’s The Deep

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Enter the Abyss with Claire Nouvian’s The Deep

We all had a fish once. A beta, perhaps, that sat in a bowl on our dresser, or in a tank whose comforting whirr lulled us to sleep at night. We loved their...

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Fantastical, Funny Bedtime Reads

Kid Stuff

Fantastical, Funny Bedtime Reads

Your best friend’s kid (or your own) may not be as wildly anticipated and crazily commemorated as little George Alexander Louis, but he or she still...

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Eyewitness Books: Kids’ Reads that You’ll Love, Too

Kid Stuff

Eyewitness Books: Kids’ Reads that You’ll Love, Too

  I would like to preface this post by pointing out that I find nothing less interesting than a farm. Dirt, smells, poop, the threat of back-breaking...
Revisiting the Gothic Children’s Books of John Bellairs

Kid Stuff

Revisiting the Gothic Children’s Books of John Bellairs

What happens to a diehard fan of children’s fantasy when the whole Harry Potter series has been re-read twice? When the Lemony Snickets are gone and all...

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Five Great Travel Books about Places You May Never Go

Travel

Five Great Travel Books about Places You May Never Go

Summer, as we all know, is the season for travel—unless you are a semi-agorophobic bookworm addicted to armchair travel, natch. But what about those...
Seven Tips From a Rare Bookseller

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Seven Tips From a Rare Bookseller

Most people buy books to appreciate their contents, not to watch them appreciate—but had you been one of the lucky few to snag a first edition of J.K....

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Five Books Guaranteed to Make You Sound Brilliant

Books You Need to Read

Five Books Guaranteed to Make You Sound Brilliant

Reading is a solitary pursuit. There’s no better shield from the outside world than a book, and no more trusted witness to our terrible snack habits...

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