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The 6 Best Girl-Powered Classic Book Series of All Time

From stories about amateur sleuths to tales of babysitter’s clubs, here are our favorite books from the past.

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Lit Loves: Shirley Jackson, Influential Horror Fiction Writer

February is Women in Horror Month, and Shirley Jackson is recognized as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century.

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Lit Loves: Octavia Butler, The Grande Dame of Science Fiction

As an African-American woman writing science fiction in the early 70s, Octavia Butler broke through boundaries and shattered expectations.

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Festive Cocktails & Cookies from the Past

These lovely little vintage recipe books are chock full of recipes for cocktails, cookies, and various other confections, and each page is adorned with adorable illustrations to boot!

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Vintage Sexism: The Femme Fatales of Pulp Fiction

There’s no doubt that the pulp fiction era spawned a wealth of escapist genres known for over-the-top exaggeration and off beat characters, but how has it affected female stereotypes?

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Shelf Life: What ModEmployees Are Reading

Maxing out credit cards? Not so much. Maxing out our library cards? Guilty as charged. Here’s an update on what we’re reading around the office.

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30 of the ModCloth Writers’ Favorite Words

Word lovers, today’s our day — yes, it’s National Dictionary Day. In honor of this happy occasion, we commissioned an illustrated quotation celebrating the power of words, and asked the ModCloth writers to share their fave words.

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Looking to Read a Young Adult Novel?

The Hunger Games, Divergent, City of Bones… With so many YA novels (and their film adaptations) hitting the market, how do you know which books to read? Thankfully, New York Mag has a handy interactive flowchart that will help you find your next dystopian-supernatural-romantic YA read.

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Vintage View: Exploring a 1940′s High Schooler’s Home Ec Manual

“Why do you wear undergarments?” “Is your dress distinctive?” These are just a few of the topics covered in our latest retro find, a ’40s home ec manual that’s equal parts wisdom and dated humor.

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For the Bibliophiles: Gorgeous Photos of Vintage Library Books

Earlier this month, we met with Megan Prelinger of the Prelinger Library to learn about the amazing career she carved out for herself. But, there was so much fantastic photo fodder around the space, we just couldn’t stop snapping everything around us! It was even harder to decide which pics made it into our post, so we decided to share a few extra shots!

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Vintage View: What Shall I Wear?

We recently uncovered a true treasure on a field trip to the Prelinger Library, and we just had to share some of the wise advice – and gorgeous illustrations – contained within!

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What Our Writers Are Reading This Summer

At ModCloth, we have writers on multiple teams, all specializing in different types of media and writing. One thing we all share, though, is a love of literature, and of finding the perfect summer read. Here’s a peek at what our writers are reading this summer.

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The Little Paris Kitchen: March’s Book of the Month Giveaway

If you’re anywhere but the City of Lights, bring Paris to you with our latest Book of the Month, The Little Paris Kitchen from Best Job Ever feature and food creative extraordinaire, Rachel Khoo.

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I Like Food, Food Tastes Good: February’s Book of the Month Giveaway

Touring with your band is hard. The hunger for music sometimes overcomes practical day-to-day necessities, like filling your belly with wholesome meals. Brooklyn writer Kara Zuaro reached out to noted musicians in favorite indie bands to uncover their on-the-road recipes in I Like Food, Food Tastes Good.

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