Tag Archives | books

A Book DIY Project Your BFF Will Love

Turn an old book into a super-fancy case for a fall mixtape. Read more »

Lit Loves: The Truly Fascinating Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter helped to pave the way for female voices in predominantly male spheres and provided us with dear Peter Rabbit and co. Read more »
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The Ways Victorian Book Designs Win Our Hearts

There are many aesthetic reasons to cherish vintage books. Read more »
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Why Mary Stewart’s Books Should Be Your Beach Reading This Summer

Mary Stewart was an inspiration, and I hope that someday I can be half the writer that she was. Read more »

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. Read more »
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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. Read more »
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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. Read more »
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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? Read more »
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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. Read more »
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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! Read more »
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