8 of The World’s Most Unique Libraries

8 of The World’s Most Unique Libraries

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I love libraries. Even if I’m not looking for a particular book, I can spend hours perusing the shelves and walk out with several books I would have never read otherwise, all for a grand total cost of nothing as long as I have my library card on me. However, some libraries are notable for reasons other than just the books they provide. Here are eight unique libraries from around the world that you’ll want to visit for the experience just as much as the books.   1. Epos – Norway   Image Via Bokbaten   This library ship visits small …

5 Retellings of Classic Novels That You Should Read Now

5 Retellings of Classic Novels That You Should Read Now

Classic literature is great, but even I, an avid reader and stereotypical English major, sometimes wish these stories were a bit more contemporary. Fortunately, many modern authors have created their own stories that adapt the plots, characters, and/or spirit of the originals for a new century. Check out the books below for some new takes on classic books.   1. Great by Sara Benincasa   Image Via Goodreads   In this retelling of The Great Gatsby, teenager Naomi Rye arrives in the Hamptons expecting to be miserable hanging around the sons and daughters of her mother’s super-rich friends, but instead she finds …

11 Book-Related Gifts For Father’s Day

11 Book-Related Gifts For Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is this Sunday, so what better way to show the bookish fathers in your life some love than by giving them one of these great literary-themed gifts? Read on for some gifts that every book-loving dad will enjoy.     1. A book sculpture – $50       Image Via Etsy     Show Dad that you love him with this sculpture, carved from the pages of a book, that literally tells him exactly that.     2. Great Gatsby cufflinks – $24.95     Image Via Etsy     Cufflinks always seem like a very refined gift, and if he doesn’t like …

11 Book-Related Gifts For Father's Day

11 Book-Related Gifts For Father's Day

Book Culture

Father’s Day is this Sunday, so what better way to show the bookish fathers in your life some love than by giving them one of these great literary-themed gifts? Read on for some gifts that every book-loving dad will enjoy.     1. A book sculpture – $50       Image Via Etsy     Show Dad that you love him with this sculpture, carved from the pages of a book, that literally tells him exactly that.     2. Great Gatsby cufflinks – $24.95     Image Via Etsy     Cufflinks always seem like a very refined gift, and if he doesn’t like …

New Book Reveals Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About ‘The Simpsons’

New Book Reveals Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About ‘The Simpsons’

It’s the longest-running scripted, prime-time television series in America with over 600 episodes aired across twenty-eight years. What started out as an idea that piggy-backed off of a comic strip from creator Matt Groening is now a cultural icon. The Simpsons has become more than just a show: it’s a household name.   Mike Reiss has been involved since the beginning. He signed on as a writer even though most producers for the show didn’t expect it to last longer than a few weeks. Now, along with co-author Matthew Klickstein, he has written Springfield Confidential, a memoir that gives fans an account …