This is the perfect time to take a beat and celebrate authors, old, new, and rediscovered, who exemplify the greatest of Black literature. From unrecognized voices such as Diane Oliver to our favorite modern wordsmiths like James McBride, we were inspired by Kwame Alexander’s quote below to put together a new collection of Black voices […]
If you’re anything like us, it’s time for the summer essentials — sunscreen, tote bags and BOOKS. We have the perfect reads to accompany you wherever you might be spending your days — at the beach, on planes, waiting in the camp carpool line or relaxing in your favorite spot at home. Our Monthly Picks […]
A gothic fantasy that flips fairy tales on their heads, The Book Eaters is a story you’ll want to both savor and devour. When Devon’s son is born with a rare kind of hunger for human minds, she discovers the careful diet of fairy tales and cautionary stories she’s been fed to satisfy her own hunger — one for books and stories — is misleading. A deliciously witty tale of motherly love and trauma, The Book Eaters is a must-read for fans of T. L. Huchu’s The Library of the Dead. Keep reading for a post from Sunyi Dean about the books she’d like to be able to commit to permanent memory like the characters of The Book Eaters can.
There’s nothing more whimsical than a brilliant wordsmith sweeping us up in their lush prose, but when they apply that to stunning stories full of books and lavish libraries, it’s something extra special. In these stories of enchanted libraries and magical books, the atmospheric adventures will delight the hearts of all bibliophiles.
Embark on a thrilling flight of deadly consequences, walk the halls of an occult library and speak to the dead, scour the world for a painting stolen by the Nazis, get imprisoned on a ship in the darkness of Antarctica, envelop yourself within a modern fairy tale, and protect a magical tree with a guardian owl by your side.