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An Interactive Literary Genre Map

Penguin’s Book Country has created a pretty neat interactive genre map that you can explore here. The map is aimed at authors using Penguin’s Book …

Stephen King Says E-Books Will Never Fully Replace Regular Books

Bestselling author Stephen King was once a big proponent of e-books. In fact, he was one of the first mainstream authors to offer a story digitally …

Books and Art: Vanessa Redgrave reading on bicycle, 1977. ...

Vanessa Redgrave reading on bicycle, 1977.<p>Redgrave won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in Julia (1977) based on Lillian Hellman’s book …

Books and Art: Bette Franke reading. Time After Time. Porter...

Bette Franke reading. Time After Time. Porter magazine’s Fall issue. A chic lazy day for the Dutch model. Photographer: David Bellemere. Stylist: …

Books and Art: Jane Birkin reading book. Les Midis de Jane. Paris...

Jane Birkin reading book. Les Midis de Jane. Paris Vogue c.1970.<p>A fashion muse with her simple and feminine outfits in the 1970s, Jane Birkin has …

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Literary Icon Tights : Black Leggings

Basic black leggings are a current wardrobe staple, but for a fun way to shake things up, these Hamlet Leggings from Black Milk Clothing have the …

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"Smart Dressing" by Olivia Graham for The Gloss

Raymond Chandler

Famous writers and drinks are inseparable, despite the price some paid for the vice. Ernest Hemingway loved the Mojito, William Faulkner had his mint juleps, and F. Scott Fitzgerald was convinced gin was the way to go (he thought its smell would be undetectable on his breath).<p><i>Hemingway & Bailey's</i> …

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Dream Homes Built for Books and the Nerds Who Love Them

Barbie has a dream house, and it seems only fair that book nerds should have one too. When we saw a beautiful, four-story home on Gizmodo that was …

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Why we love books by cool writers

In September, David Gilmour, a writer and visiting professor at the University of Toronto, said in an interview that he tends to teach books by "serious heterosexual guys"; the interview went off like a starter pistol, and much of the Canadian literary internet responded, in both opposition and …

17 Tote Bags Book Lovers Will Absolutely Adore

Book nerds may not be stereotyped as the most fashionable group of people. The majority of us are near-sighted and thus must wear very thick-rimmed glasses. Unlike the rest of the world, we're not tweed-averse. We may or may not be open to the idea of fedoras. And we've been known to rock a …

17 extraordinary bookstores

Literary heaven<p>There's nothing like your first great bookstore discovery — that place where you go to sit in a soft chair and read, to marvel at the …

A tech fan’s confession: I actually regret helping Amazon kill off bookstores

I’m not normally one to weep over obsolete business models. I can’t bring myself to fret too much about the Internet strangling the life out of print …

How 'Indie' Bookstores Survived (and Thrived)

In 2012, <i>Publishers Weekly</i> chose E. L. James as its Person of the Year. James's <i>Fifty Shades</i> soft-porn trilogy was a sensation that boosted global print and e-book revenues, with at least 100 million copies sold (and counting). According to <i>Forbes</i>, James topped its annual list of bestselling authors …

Doris Lessing's last gift: 3,000 books donated to public library in Zimbabwe

"Classrooms without textbooks, or an atlas, or even a map pinned to a wall. A school where the teachers beg to be sent books to tell them how to teach, they being only 18 or 19 themselves. I tell … how everybody begs for books: 'Please send us books.'"<p>These were among the late Doris Lessing's …

Literary treasures from Oxford's Bodleian Libraries

Where can you find locks of Percy Bysshe Shelley's and Mary Shelley's hair alongside the fragments of Sappho's poetry? At the Bodleain Libraries in Oxford, England. And also in the book "Marks of Genius: Masterpieces from the Collection of the Bodleian Libraries."<p>The book includes writings and …

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