23 Things We Think Upon Entering a Bookstore

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23 Things We Think Upon Entering a Bookstore

Maybe some people walk on into a bookstore like it’s nothing. But for us book nerds (and if you’re reading this, we bet you’re part of this “us”...

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11 Books That Were Banned for Completely Ridiculous Reasons

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11 Books That Were Banned for Completely Ridiculous Reasons

Happy Banned Books Week! In honor of this glorious celebration of our freedom to read what we want, let’s pause for a sec and remember there are people...

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13 Inspiring and Heroic Books that Live on Leslie Knope’s Bookshelf

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13 Inspiring and Heroic Books that Live on Leslie Knope’s Bookshelf

Some facts about our favorite Parks and Recreation character’s book-nerd lifestyle that are probably true: Leslie Knope’s books are organized by...
A Book for (Nearly) Every Kind of Sibling

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A Book for (Nearly) Every Kind of Sibling

Very few relationships exist from day one, and part of the fun of being an adult is the fact that your siblings have become adults, too. Somehow you all...
7 Great Books for People Who Love Modern Family

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7 Great Books for People Who Love Modern Family

It’s kinda fun liking something a lot of other people like. We call it popular culture for a reason, right? Popularity is 50 percent of the whole...
A Book Nerd’s Perfect Day at the Bookstore

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A Book Nerd’s Perfect Day at the Bookstore

If we had our druthers, bookstores would be open 24 hours a day, like all the best diners. They’d also serve waffles like all the best diners. The maple...

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A Definitive List of Books for All Vacation Occasions

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A Definitive List of Books for All Vacation Occasions

It’s already July 23, and we need to have a talk: Have you taken a summer vacation yet? Seriously…have you? For real, Americans are notorious for...
Musical Theater Geeks & Book Nerds Unite: 8 Literary Musicals to Swoon For

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Musical Theater Geeks & Book Nerds Unite: 8 Literary Musicals to Swoon For

Fangirls, fanboys, can you handle this? Are you ready for this jelly? Because we’re pulling together two obsessions in one post—books and musicals!...
33 Times You Should NOT Whip out Your Book & Read

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33 Times You Should NOT Whip out Your Book & Read

Hello? Um, yes hi, hello. Ok, fair readers. Sorry to be getting in between your eyeballs and your favorite books of the moment, but we have to talk about...

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Book & Album Pairings for the Discerning Palate

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Book & Album Pairings for the Discerning Palate

Just call us sommeliers for your ears and eyes. We took some of our favorite books—the ones that evoke a very specific mood, if you will—and paired...
16 Things We’d Do If Locked in a Bookstore Overnight

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16 Things We’d Do If Locked in a Bookstore Overnight

Imagine going full-on From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler on your favorite bookstore and staying the night. It would be our own personal...

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Quiz: What’s Your Spirit Book, Precious Flower?

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Quiz: What’s Your Spirit Book, Precious Flower?

Look into the fire, child. Tonight (today?) you shall come to know your spirit book. Yes, your spirit book. It is the book that guides you when you feel...

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