Remembering Alison Lurie, Writer and Scholar, 1926-2020

“With a pencil and paper I could revise the world.”—Alison Lurie

9 Vivid Fantasy Books Like His Dark Materials

If you love Pullman's fantastical universe from The Golden Compass to The Book of Dust, then these recommendations are for you.

How Many Books Can a Kindle Hold?

Can you really carry a library in your pocket?

The Forgotten Treasure: 7 Books by Emily Hahn

The little-known author and journalist captured England and China like few others have.

7 Books About the Thrilling Game of Chess

A glimpse into the high-stakes strategy game from fantasy to nonfiction.

13 Classic Science Fiction Books Everyone Should Read

Travel far beyond your basic English class curriculum…

Anton Chekhov: The Master of the Short Story

A look at the life and works of a literary innovator.

10 Survival Stories That Reveal the Power of the Human Spirit

In the face of death, these ordinary citizens did extraordinary things.

11 Adventure Books Like The Mandalorian to Show You the Way

These books have all the bounty hunters and babies you need.

How Long Is a Short Story vs a Novella?

“Brevity is the soul of wit.” —William Shakespeare