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Jen is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in xoJane, Seattle Weekly, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Zap2it, and a bunch of other places. She lives with her husband, two daughters, and Labrador in Boulder, Colo., where she enjoys drinking iced lattes year-round, OD’ing on ’90s nostalgia, and tweeting @HarperJen.

7 Fun New Gift Books for Graduates of All Ages

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7 Fun New Gift Books for Graduates of All Ages

We can almost hear those opening notes of “Pomp and Circumstance,“ as everyone rushes to wrap a new copy of Oh, the Places You’ll Go! for...
Girl, Stop Apologizing: 15 Insta-worthy Quotes from Rachel Hollis’s New Book

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Girl, Stop Apologizing: 15 Insta-worthy Quotes from Rachel Hollis’s New Book

In 2018, she told readers to wash their faces, and now she’s back with another important piece of advice for her legions of fans: Stop apologizing!...
5 Novels to Inspire Your Next International Adventures

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5 Novels to Inspire Your Next International Adventures

Books have the power to transport readers anywhere in the world—and to inspire real-life travel to lands far and wide. We’ve rounded up five fantastic...
6 Cookbooks That’ll Make You Love Your Instant Pot Even More

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6 Cookbooks That’ll Make You Love Your Instant Pot Even More

The Instant Pot is all the rage, but sometimes it can feel a little daunting to integrate a new cooking device into your dinner prep routine. Or maybe...
10 Books Celebrating Influential Women in History

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10 Books Celebrating Influential Women in History

March is Women’s History Month, so to celebrate, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite historical fiction books about some awesome women through the...
6 Conversation-Starting Books to Read in Public

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6 Conversation-Starting Books to Read in Public

Chatting up strangers in public can be an awkward proposition, but having an awesome icebreaker like a book can be a great way to get the conversation...
50 Essential Memoirs

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50 Essential Memoirs

Memoirs tell a story from someone’s life, but the best ones are able to transcend just being about one person’s experience to relate something that not...
Jenny Lawson’s You Are Here: An Owner’s Manual for Dangerous Minds: Self-Help Coloring Book Is Profanely Profound

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Jenny Lawson’s You Are Here: An Owner’s Manual for Dangerous Minds: Self-Help Coloring Book Is Profanely Profound

Jenny Lawson’s new book, You Are Here: An Owner’s Manual for Dangerous Minds, hits shelves March 7, and it couldn’t have arrived at a better time for...
Join Us at B&N on Friday March 2nd for a Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration!

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Join Us at B&N on Friday March 2nd for a Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration!

March 2 is an important day for book nerds—it’s Dr. Seuss’s birthday! The wildly popular author, who brought us perennial picture-book favorites...
How to Throw a Book Nerd Holiday Party

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How to Throw a Book Nerd Holiday Party

The holiday season just has a literary air about it—maybe it’s the chilly weather, perfect for curling up in front of a fireplace with a good book;...
7 Characters We’d Love to Invite to Holiday Dinner

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7 Characters We’d Love to Invite to Holiday Dinner

Typically, holidays are all about assembling a bunch of relatives for one grand meal—whether you like it or not. But no, not this time. This year, rather...
4 Reasons to Read The Girl on the Train Before You See the Movie

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4 Reasons to Read The Girl on the Train Before You See the Movie

Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train has all the elements of a page-turning thriller—unreliable narrators, a missing woman, lies, affairs, alcoholism,...

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