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5 Ways That Reading Makes Life Better for Kids

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • November 01, 2019

Sure storytime is something that most kids enjoy. But it's also good for them! The truth is that reading with your kids will set them up for a more successful and happy life. Kicking off Family Literacy Month, we share five of the proven benefits of making reading a part of every day—plus storybooks to go with each.

Library Magic: 10 Great Books About Libraries and Librarians

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • September 18, 2019

Libraries are magical and librarians are magicians. So many of us found our love of the written word amidst the sacred stacks of our childhood bibliotech. We'll never forget the sense of excitement as the librarian handed us a pile of delicious new stories. Not surprisingly, libraries and librarians show up in the pages of lots of great books. Here are ten that we like.

Introverts, This Week Celebrates the Quiet Genius That Is YOU

By Beth Clark • March 20, 2019

Introverts, this week honors the uniquely quiet genius that is YOU…in all your awkward, misfit glory. The world may be overwhelmingly extroverted, but that only makes your innovative problem-solving abilities more valuable, so embrace your socially selective selves and celebrate your innate strengths. Extroverts, keep reading for some riveting facts about your enigmatic counterparts!

Dear Books: You Are the Best Valentine Ever

By Beth Clark • February 14, 2019

Valentine's Day is all about love, and who do you love more than books?? ??

Drink Your Books in These 9 Literary-Themed Bars

By Beth Clark • February 08, 2019

Literary-themed bars across the US beg the question: Are you really alone if you're with the spirit(s) of your favorite authors or books? We don't think so. (And we're betting you've taken a book into a bar before.) Below are 9 establishments bookworms can drink their books in or even borrow one from the bar's library to read while sipping a cocktail.

Five Bestselling Author Handoffs and Collaborations

By Beth Clark • January 31, 2019

Did you know that Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl series, also wrote book #6 in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams? Or that David Foster Wallace's editor finished writing The Pale King? True story. Turns out, there have been other handoffs and collaborations, so here are five of the best and the stories behind them.

How Do Books Make Life Better? Let Us Count the Ways...

By Beth Clark • January 07, 2019

Aside from the obvious self-help category, books make life better in so many ways that it's hard to imagine existing without them...so we won'! Thankfully, we don't have to. Here are just some of the ways that reading books is as essential as, oh, breathing.

Bookish Things Happening in 2019 to Be Excited About

By Beth Clark • January 03, 2019

Coming up in 2019: sequels, new novels, and LOTS of book to screen adaptations! Among other things. Here are just a few of the fantastic titles either coming out on the page or on the big or small screen to be excited about.

30 Books Your Family Can Enjoy Together This Thanksreading

By Beth Clark • November 07, 2018

Between Movember, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and a cornucopia of other observances and celebrations, November is busy. Which makes causes like Family Literacy Month tempting to skim or even skip. Enter Thanksreading, invented as a way to connect the random dots and promote our favorite thing ever (ahem, besides our stellar customers), BOOKS! Big, small, square, and tall…we have them all. Below are 30 titles handpicked with love for newborns to centenarians, and everyone in between, because families that read together succeed together, and holidays are all about hanging with the ones you love. (And about food—so much food—but that's a separate blog.)

What the Cool Grandmas are Reading

75-Year-Old Joyce Blankenship's 18 Favorite Books

By Catie Baldridge • October 25, 2018

As all true book nerds and lovers of literature already know in their souls, reading is a lifelong passion that transcends all...no matter what life throws at you, books will always be there. So, what ends up on the "All-Time Faves" list of someone who’s been reading for seven decades? Thanks to a ThriftBooks employee’s blogger grandma, you’re about find out!

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