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Book It: Creative Bookcases For Your Literary Loves

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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A Twin Peaks Fanzine? Oh, yes.

Damn Fine Coffee! A Twin Peaks fanzine

If you’re a longtime follower of the ModCloth Blog, you know that every few months — like clockwork — one of us will write something about Twin Peaks.

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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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Welcome to Miami: Retro Beach Photos to Fall For

When I came across Ann Armbruster’s book The Life and Times of Miami Beach at local thrifting mecca Urban Ore, I immediately knew I had to add it to my collection of retro tomes. I whip it out …

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Shelf Life: Reading & Riding


Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch. Image by UNYPL.

The daily commute can indeed be dull, so it’s no wonder why many of us pop in earbuds, immerse ourselves in digital doodads, and muddle through it every day. But, …

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Rec It: ModCloth Employees’ Favorite Summer Reads

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In need of a good summer read? Our friendly, lit-lovin’ employees are here to help! Whether you’re looking for the intrigue of a mystery book or the startling honesty of a memoir, we’ve got book recommendations aplenty.

See which books …

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Literary Lines We Love: Adventure Away

My favorite thing about place-based poems is how they have the ability to evoke images of landscapes you may have never seen before. In reading them, we invent interpretations that are uniquely our own, and there’s something supernatural about that. …

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Word Up! Defibrillating Dead Words

Causeuse - [n.] -  French furniture. An upholstered settee for two persons. All images via The Dead Words

Stuffed into sentences and creased into ancient books in far-off corners of old libraries, there is a plethora of forgotten words — …

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Style & Story Collide: A Written Wardrobe Interview with Laura Patterson

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Laura Patternson

Professor, poet, and North Carolina native Laura Patterson views her writing as an attempt to take a photograph with language. Here, The Written Wardrobe contributor dishes on where she gets her writing inspiration, how she fights writer’s block, and more …

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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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Literary Lines We Love: Poems of The Written Wardrobe

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At Weeki Wachee Springs

National Poetry Month might be drawing to a close, but when it comes to literature, we’re always in the mood to celebrate! To show our literary love, we selected our favorite lines from the poems published in our current issue …

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Celebrate National Poetry Month with She’s the First

If the World Were My Classroom

If the World Were My ClassroomPhoto courtesy of Kate Lord

As writers, we’re celebrating National Poetry Month by crafting a poem or two, but we’re also excited to check out If the World Were My Classroom…, a new poetry anthology published by She’s the

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Woo Your Sweetheart with these Swoon-worthy Words

Stanzas by Mary Wollenstonecraft Shelley

There are lots of gifts to choose from that tell your special someone how you feel: a bouquet symbolizing your budding romance, chocolate treats in honor of your true love’s sweet nature, or a low-key cuddlefest to show your quiet …

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Busy Bibliophile? Try a Poetry Chapbook!

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ModWriters Esmé, Laura Beth, and Angela reading poetry chapbooks from Dancing Girl Press.

As a word-loving lady, I long to spend hours reading while curled in my favorite chair or lounging in a bubble bath. The reality is that my …

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