Independent Bookstores We Love
April 24th is Independent Bookstore Day. Here’s how we are celebrating with our favorite shops.
Though we aren’t quite sure how the school year will look this year due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19, there’s one thing for sure: we are headed back to school in only a few months. While the summer does feel like it has flown by, I for one, am excited to dive into a new year full of education and learning.
Like many Americans, I’m concerned and interested in the upcoming presidential election. One way to stay up to date is through your preferred podcast roundup, social media commentator, or newspaper columnist.
There’s nothing better than sitting around the campfire talking with friends, or a hug from a loved one after an incredibly long day. But sometimes, due to weather or circumstances, campfires and hugs aren’t always a possibility. If that’s the case for you, turn to these books for similar feelings of comfort and coziness.
When you first step foot into a library, you’re overcome with the expected calm and quiet, but there’s an unexpected electric zing of magic in the air. You are surrounded by countless thoughts, feelings and ideas bound into tomes, all at your fingertips. You can feel the power of knowledge all around you. And, most importantly, you are always welcome at the library, which is why they've become pillars of reliability in their communities.
Often regarded as the first work of science fiction, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein will always be perfect for Halloween. Take a look at this brief history of the novel as well as some of the best Frankenstein adaptations.
Edward Gorey is an illustrator and author known for his eerie pen-and-ink illustrations and his eccentric fashion. His costume design for a mid-1970s production of Dracula won him a Tony Award, and his books set the stage for a large fanbase in goth subculture. Curl up with Gorey's dark and macabre illustrations to put a little gothic in your Halloween.