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From books that make us nostalgic to stories every bibliophile can relate to, we celebrate books and their lasting impact on our lives.

How to Get Free eBooks

You don’t have to resort to illegal downloads in order to read for free.

What Skipping to the End of the Book Says About You

Just how bad is it to peek at the final pages?

Reader Reader: The Bowie Book Club

Discover David Bowie’s 100 favorite books.

Confessions of a Kindle Lover

"I realize now that a love for books in all forms is possible."

How Edith Wharton Became the First Woman to Win a Pulitzer

The award was controversial—but not for the reasons you might think.

Bill Carter Discusses The Late Shift & The Story of Late Night

The best-selling novelist & former NYT media reporter delves into our fascination with late night television.

35 Fun and Funny Book Club Names

Get your book club members on the same page with these puntastic names.

Reading Quotes All Books Lovers Can Relate To

These quotes just about sum up our feelings on every book we've ever read.

Re-Reading John Steinbeck's The Harvest Gypsies During COVID-19

Steinbeck showed that migrant farmworkers were "citizens of the highest type."

Alice Hoffman Discusses Her New Book Club

Read an interview with the bestselling author.

The Best First Lines of Books: Chosen by Early Bird Books Followers!

We asked our Early Bird Books followers to tell us their favorite first lines.

The 20 Most Hated Characters in Books

They're not bad—they're just written that way.

Read an Excerpt From Overcoming Hate Through Dialogue

Find out what happened when a Muslim politician decided to have coffee with the people who sent her hate mail.

9 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Book Lovers

Step up your game this Valentine’s Day with these whimsical literary gifts.

What Are President Joe Biden's Favorite Books?

A quest to figure out which books are on the president’s nightstand.