Audible Makes Hundreds of Titles Free Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Audible Makes Hundreds of Titles Free Amid Coronavirus Crisis

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep the globe, millions of individuals and families are forced to remain at home in an effort to flatten the curve. Fulfilling work and school tasks at home is the new reality for most, and many are grappling with the new challenges of what it means to socially isolate during a global health crisis. While many are trying to lessen the blow and support small businesses by purchasing take-out, delivery, and gift cards, some familiar media companies are doing their part to help make social isolation a little bit more bearable.   For your …

Spend the Day with Pandas

Spend the Day with Pandas

Book Culture

If you wanted to spend spring break on the beach, you might be out of luck, but there’s hope for the rest of us, if we keep the jar closed. I, for example, wanted to marathon books and spend the rest of my time in the Met, and those options are still available, in a sense.   Overdrive  Do you like free books? Do you have a library card? (jk, if you read Bookstr, you’ve probably had a library card since you were four.) They have TWO reading apps. I stan the original, but I won’t judge you if you …

The Free Library in Your Front Yard

The Free Library in Your Front Yard

Book Culture

We all love libraries, but if you’ve ever had to wade twenty minutes through the snow just to get your reserves, you might wish to have one closer to home. And it’s possible! With Little Free Libraries. And fear not! Whether you live in the forest or in Brooklyn, you can make little free libraries part of your life, and you should. What’s better than adding community libraries to the public ones?   Image via Snoop Charlotte   If you’ve got the resources and the space, you can start a library of your own whenever you want to. There are …

Library of Congress Releases 100 Free Books Online

Library of Congress Releases 100 Free Books Online

Book Culture

Children’s Book Week might have ended, but on May 5th, to mark of the end of its 100th anniversary, the Library of Congress released 100 British and American titles. Thankfully, all of these books are still available for free.   Image Via Good News Network The history of Children’s Book Week starts back in 1919, now a hundred years ago, as a means of celebrating childhood literacy. However, Good New Network makes note of how difficult this was. Simply put, why print colored illustrations when printing in black and white is far cheaper?   Image Via Library of Congress However several literary advocates stepped …