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Street Style: The Girl Who Inspired Our Style

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In Swedish author Stieg Larsson’s The Millennium Trilogy, twenty-something heroine Lisbeth Salander’s tough, antisocial attitude is aptly balanced by her futuristic, punk-inspired aesthetic. Tattoos, a septum ring and a mohawk defined by sharp liberty spikes …

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DIY Mustaches for All!

Ah, November. A month of mustaches, bristly facial hair, and scruffy-looking male employees. Here at the ModCloth offices, we’re once again celebrating “Movember,” a month of awareness-raising around men’s health issues, particularly prostate and testicular cancer.

Last Movember, we saluted …

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Between the Pages: Forgotten Bookmarks

If your favorite accessory is a bookmark, you’ll want to check out the lost-and-found collection at Forgotten Bookmarks. Run by a family-owned used bookstore, the website catalogs the vintage stowaways discovered during book sorting!…

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Book Drop: Used Bookstore Builds Massive Dominoes Chain

Add this to our list of reasons why we love local bookstores. The folks at Arizona used books chain Bookmans Entertainment Exchange had a little after-hours fun and constructed a massive dominoes structure using (what else?) dozens of books. Bookmans …

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Blog to Bookmark: Textbook

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On the heels of our post about some of the best-dressed literary characters, we found this excellent Tumblr, Textbook.  With the tagline, “What would Holden Caulfield Wear?” the writer behind this scholarly blog puts together unique outfits using …

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Lit Lovers Unite for Banned Books Week!

In honor of Banned Books Week kicking off this weekend, we asked some of our lit-loving employees to share their favorite banned books! Tomorrow through Oct. 2, various events will happen all over the country to remind us of the …

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Escape Art: Lissy Elle’s “Get Back in Your Book”


We all know how hard it can be to pull ourselves away from an engrossing book, so it makes sense that trying to escape from one is all the harder! Canadian photographer Lissy Elle captures the supposed runaway attempts of …

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5 Lit Blogs for Every Occasion

Unlike elementary school, no one’s there to hand you a list of recommended summer reads when you hit adulthood. But don’t worry, you aren’t destined to lurk aimlessly through the vast bookstore aisles without a clue. We’ve compiled a list …

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Top 10 Senior Portraits from the 1965 Hampton High School Yearbook

I’m not sure why, but when I saw this yearbook at a local thrift shop, it spoke to me. It said, “Hannah, buy me! Take me home. Read me! Oh, and then, if you don’t mind terribly, write a Top …

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O Come, All Ye Reading Faithful

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As we enter the final stretch of holiday shopping, you are probably wishing that, like Santa, you had hundreds of elves at your disposal to help fill those holes left on your holiday shopping list. So, …

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Follow ModCloth on GoodReads!

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Calling all bookworms! We know you’re out there! And we want to know what you’re reading! So, we’ve joined Goodreads, a social networking site that allows readers to share their favorite finds (as well as books …

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Do You Know What You’ve Got Before It’s Gone?


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Too often when we think of our local library, we flash back to the days we spent as a child escaping to the story-filled stacks after school. But unfortunately, post-academia and pre-children of our own, too …

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How to Avoid Ending Up on a VH1 Reality TV Show

“Every era has its own concept of charm,” reads the first sentence of Helen Valentine and Alice Thompson’s Better than Beauty. So where should we look to find the epitome of charm today? The Jerry Springer Show? MTV’s The …

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