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In Memory of William Goldman, 1931-2018

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In Memory of William Goldman, 1931-2018

The legendary writer behind Marathon Man, The Princess Bride, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid has passed away at the age of 87.

by Early Bird Books Staff

10 Rainy Day Reads

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10 Rainy Day Reads

These books are the perfect complement to the next dreary day.

by The Reading Room

11 Unforgettable Female Friendships in Literature

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11 Unforgettable Female Friendships in Literature

Celebrate the unsung heroine of books: friendship.

by Danielle Golds

25 Modern Classic Must-Reads

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25 Modern Classic Must-Reads

This list of essential titles has something for everyone.

by Jessica Ferri

10 Books By Iconic Authors That You Might Have Missed

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10 Books By Iconic Authors That You Might Have Missed

Overlooked? Yes. Forgotten? Not on our watch!

by Stephen Lovely

8 Books to Read on a Snow Day

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8 Books to Read on a Snow Day

Grab a book, blanket, bed, and booze!

by The Reading Room

10 of Our Favorite First Lines in Literature

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10 of Our Favorite First Lines in Literature

From Melville to Didion, these first sentences created lasting and notable impressions.

by Audrey Webster

All the Feels: The First Book That Made You Cry

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All the Feels: The First Book That Made You Cry

A roundup of the hounds and lovers who broke your heart.

by Early Bird Books Staff

Still Winning at 50!: Longevity in Literature and Film

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Still Winning at 50!: Longevity in Literature and Film

These books and their film adaptations still captivate audiences today.

by BookTrib

Your Next TV Obsession: PBS’ <em>The Great American Read</em>

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Your Next TV Obsession: PBS’ The Great American Read

The search is on for America's favorite book.

by Olivia Mason

How Collective Readership Takes Us Deeper

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How Collective Readership Takes Us Deeper

"The more I discuss a novel with another person, the better I understand it," says one reader.

by BookTrib

Joan Didion's <em>Play It As It Lays</em>: The Dark Heart of the American Dream

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Joan Didion's Play It As It Lays: The Dark Heart of the American Dream

An excerpt from the literary icon's novel about loneliness and life's unanswerable questions.

by Olivia Mason

12 Books About Friendship in Adulthood

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12 Books About Friendship in Adulthood

Books on friendship that pay tribute to the families we choose

by Olivia Mason

11 Books by Black Authors You Must Read Now

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11 Books by Black Authors You Must Read Now

These books by black authors are an essential part of the literary canon.

by Greta Shull

Nicholas Sparks Reads Pat Conroy For The WSJ Book Club

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Nicholas Sparks Reads Pat Conroy For The WSJ Book Club

The online book club’s newest host selects The Lords of Discipline

by Staff

Literary Matchmaking: How <em>The Bookseller</em> Met <em>Ship of Fools</em>

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Literary Matchmaking: How The Bookseller Met Ship of Fools

Author Cynthia Swanson discusses her novel's literary influences.

by Cynthia Swanson

8 Novels Inspired by the <em>Odyssey</em>

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8 Novels Inspired by the Odyssey

Odysseus’ epic adventure sparked ideas in the minds of James Joyce, William Faulkner, and more.

by Jessica Ferri

12 ‘Better Book Titles’ That Are Totally Accurate

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12 ‘Better Book Titles’ That Are Totally Accurate

These titles say what we’re all really thinking ...

by Jessica Ferri

Bottoms Up! 10 Literary Inspired Cocktails

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Bottoms Up! 10 Literary Inspired Cocktails

Toast your favorite stories with these clever cocktails.

by Jessica Ferri

Complicated Fathers in Literature

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Complicated Fathers in Literature

Sometimes dads just don’t fit the bill, and these characters can relate.

by Renata Sweeney

6 Movies, Based on Books, You Must See This Summer

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6 Movies, Based on Books, You Must See This Summer

Because witnessing your favorite characters come to life is just about perfect.

by DeAnna Janes

10 Love Stories That Will Make You Ugly Cry

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10 Words We Learned From Literature

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10 Words We Learned From Literature

Taken from the pages of your favorite books, these made-up words are just as useful for daily conversation.

by The Reading Room

7 Classic Summer Reads

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7 Classic Summer Reads

Longer days mean more time to devour those hefty classics.

by Jessica Ferri

9 Gorgeous Quotes from the Journals of John Cheever

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All This and Brains, Too: 5 Signature Literary Fashions

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All This and Brains, Too: 5 Signature Literary Fashions

Who else but James Joyce could pull off an eye patch?

by Alison Currie

15 Types of Books to Jump-Start Your Collection

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15 Types of Books to Jump-Start Your Collection

Recommendations for a well-rounded bookshelf.

by The Reading Room

Nora Ephron’s Favorite Books

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Nora Ephron’s Favorite Books

The late writer was, of course, very fond of Austen's work.

by Jessica Ferri

5 Classic Films You Didn’t Know Were Based on British Novels

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5 Classic Films You Didn’t Know Were Based on British Novels

Americans aren’t the only ones finding inspiration from books.

by DeAnna Janes

8 Musicals Based on Books

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8 Musicals Based on Books

Leave the singing to the professionals.

by The Reading Room

7 Misty-Eyed Mother’s Day Reads

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7 Misty-Eyed Mother’s Day Reads

Don't cry. If you start crying, we'll start crying.

by Sierra Tavasolian

Sincerely Yours: 9 Best Literary Letters

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Sincerely Yours: 9 Best Literary Letters

Read between the lines in the letters of your favorite writers.

by Sierra Tavasolian

Which Southern Writer Are You?

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Which Southern Writer Are You?

There's more to being Southern than sweet talk and sweet tea.

by Jessica Ferri

5 Family Fictions to Give You the Feels

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5 Family Fictions to Give You the Feels

The drama in these novels is served family style.

by Sierra Tavasolian

Spring Essentials: 5 Debut Women Writers You Need to Know About

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Spring Essentials: 5 Debut Women Writers You Need to Know About

Toast the beginning of spring with these new reads and a glass of rosé.

by DeAnna Janes

Happy April Fools’ Day: 7 Snarky Satires to Snicker At

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