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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.

Getting to Know Anna and the King of Siam

Understand the story like never before with an excerpt from Margaret Landon’s novel.

On Joan Didion: Her Books, Life, and Legacy

A woman with a love for the written word, and a dedication to the truth.

Ending a Sentence with a Preposition & More Grammar Myths Busted

Everything you learned in school is a lie. But who is behind this grammar conspiracy?

Fact or Fantasy: All About Female Samurai Warrior Tomoe Gozen

Can you tell the difference between historical Japanese legend and creative fantasy fiction?

10 Alice Walker Quotes That Amaze and Inspire

Powerful wisdom from the author of The Color Purple.

In His Own Words: 15 Inspiring Pat Conroy Quotes

Conroy turned his personal pain into novels that resonated deeply with readers.

24 Book Character Costumes Perfect for Halloween

From children's books to classic horror, we've got you covered.

9 Book Club Books and Wines to Go With Them

Because no reading discussion is complete without a glass (or three) of vino.

Gloria Steinem's Favorite Books, in Her Own Words

The legendary feminist and activist reveals the books that have influenced her life and outlook.

7 Compelling Michael Crichton Movies

Get to know the bestselling author’s cinematic side.

9 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Book Lovers

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

The Re-Read: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Crawl back through the wardrobe and experience Narnia all over again.

100 Years: The Life and Work of Madeleine L’Engle 

The ability to understand a child’s imagination is just one of the reasons why the A Wrinkle in Time author’s work has stood the test of time. 

Mommie Dearest Author Christina Crawford Opens Up About Her Past and How She’s Moving Forward

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of her groundbreaking book, Crawford talks about abuse, what she hopes readers take away from her story, and new projects on which she’s focused.

The Durrells in Corfu, from Page to Screen

Discover the books behind the hit show on PBS Masterpiece.

First Read: Fear of Flying, by Erica Jong

Jong's ferocious take on female sexuality, independence, and infidelity is still striking to new readers, 45 years after it was first published.