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5 Reasons July Is an Amazing Month for YA
This month’s most exciting young adult titles have it all—ghosts, superpowers, epidemics, and love in all its forms (star-crossed, triangular,...
We Would Probably Camp Out Overnight to Get This Batman Giveaway
For the longest time, “Detective Comics” No. 27 was a highly coveted item amongst Batman fans, one of the most expensive comic books in the...
7 Books NOT to Bring to the Beach
It’s summertime! Everybody do the popsicle dance! (That’s just a regular dance of your choosing, done while eating popsicles.) As readers, we...
5 Reasons to Read Terry Brooks’
The High Druid’s Blade
Comparable in size and scope to Tolkien’s Middle-earth, Feist’s Midkemia, and Silverberg’s Majipoor, Terry Brooks’ Shannara is among the most...
children's books revisited
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Cures 5 Fictional Villains
While writing this post, I stopped by my local Barnes & Noble to revisit the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books. When I asked the sales assistant where the Mrs....
At a time when novels’ female characters are routinely declawed in order to make them “sympathetic,” Gus, the narrator of Robin Black’s resonant...
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!...
10 Beach Books Perfect For a Summer Escape
We’re already in the heat of July, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned about summer, it’s that if you don’t take care to plan some fun...
9 Great Book Recommendations For Magazine Lovers
Does your mailman scowl when he comes to your house? Maybe it’s because you subscribe to enough magazines to cover a doctor’s office. Of course, we get...
world war I
Remembering World War I with 10 Astounding Books
This summer marks the 100-year anniversary of the start of World War I. Whether you’re a history buff well-versed in the events of the Great War, or...
Brandon Sanderson on Why We Still Read Books In the Internet Era
#GetPopCultured kicks off today with Preview Weekend! Come on in to your local B&N, where we’ll be featuring the works of many...
I <3 These Never-Before-Seen Chapter Samplers (and They Could Be Yours!)
We are gearing up for a BIG, FUN weekend at B&N, and you are cordially invited to come play and get lots of free stuff (while supplies last!). July...