Alice at 150: Wonderful Editions
This year, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland celebrates its 150th anniversary. Join us on a trip down the rabbit hole and discover a world of beautiful illustrations, modern editions and unique Alice ephemera.
Amy Stewart's Girl Waits with Gun
Amy Stewart knows books. Based in Northern California, she not only co-owns a bookstore, but also has written many books herself, on non-fiction topics from earthworms to toxic plants and more. Girl Waits with Gun, her first full-length novel, is riveting historical fiction.
Fore-Edge Paintings: Beauty on the Edge
In the 16th-century, artist Cesare Vecellio discovered that the fore-edge of a book was an empty surface waiting for beautification. Since then, countless artists have made their marks on the page-edges of every classic imaginable, a tradition still observed today.
50 Essential Graphic Novels
While the term 'graphic novel' only entered common usage as recently as the 1970s, the form of heavily picture-based stories with text has actually existed since the 19th-century. And far from the superhero-laden ideas people might picture, this is real literature.
Novellas: Literature's Middle Child
More than a short story, yet less than a novel, too short to get bored, but long enough to get invested - some people think a novella is just the right size. From A Clockwork Orange to Breakfast at Tiffany's and beyond, these are some of the best novellas out there.