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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.

Sylvia Plath's Lost Short Story, "Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom"

The story behind her work that went unpublished for almost six decades.

How Barbara Kingsolver's Books Warned Us of Climate Change

Her most powerful works remind us that our actions affect the world.

To Re-Read or Not to Re-Read?

“I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.” —C.S. Lewis

10 Royal Women Who Also Made History as Writers

These 10 accomplished women led countries, wrote poetry, chronicled history, and made their own.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Virginia Woolf

She's even more interesting than you thought.

Vita Sackville-West: Virginia Woolf’s Greatest Love Affair

Meet the woman who inspired Virginia Woolf's most fanciful novel.

10 Fun Facts About Books Every Bibliophile Should Know

Impress all your friends with these bookish tidbits.

What Is New Wave Science Fiction?

Explore a defining era in sci-fi's history. 

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.