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Banned Books Week 2017: Black Lives Matter

Banned Books Week 2017 is September 24-30. While books get banned for any number of reasons, it seems especially relevant for us to focus on black authors this year. It’s hard to believe that less than a year ago, our first African-American president was still in office. We live in a new reality now, where it’s more important than ever to stand up for free speech, embrace diversity, and resist hatred and bigotry. So, for Banned Books Week 2017, here are just a few award-winning modern classics that reflect African-American voices. You can find many more banned books with diverse [...]

September 27th, 2017|Tags: , |

Literary T-shirts You’ll Want to Wear Every Day

Want to tell the world just how much you adore books? Well, heads up, they probably already know. But go ahead and proudly wear one of these awesome literary T-shirts to remove all doubt. Get ready for lots of compliments from fellow book lovers! And bonus points if your literary T-shirts are covered in cat hair. Friends? Don’t You Mean Books? ($24) Let’s be honest: we’ve all slipped and said, “My friend [fictional character]...” before trailing off in shame. Books make great friends, especially if you’re an introvert! This shirt will get plenty of knowing looks and smiles when you [...]

September 21st, 2017|

Fall 2017 Book Preview

Summer is officially over, although we can’t quite blame you if you want to keep it going a while longer with beach reads and fruity drinks. But don’t forget, there’s a whole new season of books just around the corner! Our fall 2017 books list includes dystopian thrillers, family dramas, books inspired by classic fiction, and much more. So when you’re ready to trade in that margarita for a pumpkin spice latte, scroll on for our top picks for fall 2017 books. SEPTEMBER George and Lizzie (available now) Author: Nancy Pearl   Being a Seattleite, I was lucky enough to [...]

September 12th, 2017|Tags: , |