Alice at 150: Wonderful Editions

Celebrating 150 years of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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

Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart

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

A collector displays a fore-edge painting.

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

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

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

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

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.