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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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Book It: Creative Bookcases For Your Literary Loves

Disaster Bookshelf

The only furniture to survive the six apartments I’ve passed through in my adult life is my bookshelves – my cherished bookshelves, which are filled with my most prized possessions.

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Tenenbaums Tomes You’ll Want for Your Own


Images via The Criterion Collection

I know I’m not alone when I say The Royal Tenenbaums is one of my favorite Wes Anderson films, so imagine my delight when I came across this slideshow of book and magazine covers featured …

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Required Reading: ModCloth Employees’ Favorite School Books

Whether your days of required reading are far behind you or fresh in your mind, sometimes what starts as an assigned book can become an all-time favorite. If you’re looking for a new novel to add to your shelf, our helpful ModEmployees are here with their own reading list recommendations.

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SprinkleBakes: May’s Book of the Month Giveaway

How can you not be tickled by a name like “SprinkleBakes”? Our current Book of the Month, SprinkleBakes: Dessert Recipes to Inspire Your Inner Artist, is probably one of the sweetest cookbooks ever.  Author Heather Baird, of the award-winning blog

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An ‘Under Cover’ Look at How Books Are Made

The woman at my corner store told me that in her country, they have a saying that goes: “A book is your best friend.” I’m a literary nerd. I dig it. How could I call a book my best friend, …

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Chronicle Books Visits ModCloth for an Old-Fashioned Book Fair

Remember when you were a kid and the book fair came to school? You waited eagerly until it was your grade’s turn to check out all of the shiny new books, and  were even given a few dollars stuffed into …

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Page Turners: The Nostalgic Images of Ezra Jack Keats

As an adult, I find myself drawn to children’s literature for different reasons than when I was younger. It’s no longer about happy endings, or how quickly one can get from the front cover to back page. Now, I look …

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Poetic Lines We Wish We’d Written

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poem literary lines

Sometimes when reading, certain lines just resonate with me. Forming them slowly, as if allowing their shape to slip from my tongue, lets me think I’d thought of them first.

In the spirit of changing seasons, we asked our writers …

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Fave Finds: ModWriter Laura's Trio of Vintage Tomes

What and Where: San Francisco: A Sunset Pictorial (1969), found at Urban Ore, Berkeley; San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill (1972), found at Adobe Books, Mission District; and Starting From San Francisco: Poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1967), found at Green Apple …

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