Did You Know? 10 Fun Facts

Break the monotony of early-week blues by discovering some little-known facts about famous books and writers and about the history of books themselves! 1. The first printed books didn’t have the name of the author or even the title printed on the covers. The covers were artworks itself, covered in drawings, leather or even gold.… Read More »

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#Bookstagrams to Follow

We’ve done a couple of pro-Twitter posts, but lest we forget everyone’s favorite filter-friendly app, here are some beautifully bookish Instagram accounts to follow. Trust me, you’ll never tire of scrolling through all the gorgeous pics of these bookstagrammers’ personal library collections.        Folded Pages Distillery: a review blog A photo posted by… Read More »

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NaNoWriMo Challenges Writers to Finish a Manuscript in 30 Days

What do Sara Gruen’s Water For Elephants, Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, and Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl all have in common? Well, besides being bestsellers that continually stay top of their genre, all three books were products of the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenge.     And what, exactly, is NaNoWriMo? Now in its seventeenth… Read More »

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Did You Know? 10 Fun Facts About Libraries

There is so much more to a library than just books. From information gathering to social gathering, libraries have held a storied place (sorry) in society throughout history. We know the first library was established in Alexandria, Egypt and that Library of Congress holds the most volumes, but did you know that there is a 3500-volume… Read More »

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