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Calling all book lovers! From books for kids to books for adults (and everything in between), we’ve got all the inspiration you need when the time is right to start a new novel–or finishing the one that’s been sitting on your shelf.

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Meet Bailey, the Cat Who Loves to Sail

This meezer may be only three years old, but inside he's an old salt who appreciates the many joys of...


10 Stunning Examples of Native American Artistry

A major traveling exhibit showcases some of our country's most exquisite Native masterpieces, ranging from a 12th-century clay pipe to...


Can We Save the Cheetah From Extinction?

A new book by Dr. Laurie Marker and wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas takes us inside the world of these magnificent...


6 Indispensable Apps for People Who Love Books

Make your book life better with tools that help you find the time and reading material you want.


There Was Once a Wolf Who Loved Too Much. And What Happened to Him Was a Crime.

One day in Alaska, a black wolf appeared in front of wildlife photographer Nick Jans. This is the story of...


Incredible: How One Couple Saved 50 Children From the Nazis

Gil and Eleanor Kraus, a well-to-do American couple, risked everything to come to the rescue.


Why You Should Read While You Walk

When you read while you wander, your destination may be a surprise.


Rick Bragg: This Book Changed My Life

Celebrated journalist Rick Bragg reflects on To Kill A Mockingbird's enduring message of courage and kindness.

The Reunion That Took 77 Years to Happen

A teenaged Minka Disbrow was forced to give her newborn daughter Betty Jane up for adoption in 1929, but she...


5 Female Photographers Working to Change the World

Among the 60-some freelancers currently working for National Geographic magazine, about a dozen are female, but their view on the...


9 Unusually Detailed Animal Habitats

See how birds, oysters, snails, caterpillars, moths, and more rely on their inventive natures to create the perfect nesting place.


9 of the Most Unusual Surfing Locations in the World

In photographer Chris Burkard's book Distant Shores, he captures the rarest surf spots around the world in spectacular pictures, from...


7 Unique Bird Houses You Wish You Could Move Into

With their unusual designs and attention to detail, these show-stopping homes are true works of art.


Surprisingly Intimate Moments of Daily Life Around the World

As with his well-known photo, "Afghan Girl," these pictures of strangers from photojournalist Steve McCurry also reveal a depth of...


8 Flower Photos With Surprising Emotional Pull

Photographer joSon captures soul and beauty in these remarkable flower photos.


8 Words You Use That Make You Sound Weak

Learn how to sound stronger with these secrets from an elite warrior so you can lead and succeed at work,...

The Stranger Who Changed My Life: Lady of the Library

The elegant woman didn’t seem to belong in these stuffy old stacks. But the book she handed me transformed my...


Quick: How Does This Picture Make You Feel?

“Too often, when people walk into a museum, they secretly think, 
I can’t see the point of this,” says bestselling...


The RD Interview: Anna Quindlen on Her Proudest Achievement

The beloved author talks about midlife surprises, lifelong friendships, and her proudest achievement (it’s not her Pulitzer Prize).


Seth MacFarlane Confesses: “I Regret I Never Got to Meet Carl Sagan”

When I was a kid, astronomer Carl Sagan meant the sun, the moon, and the stars to me.


8 Classic Movie Rivalries in a Single Cartoon

Great Showdowns: The Return features iconic confrontations of cinema, as captured by illustrator Scott Campbell in his simple drawings. How...

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8 Presidents Caught in Rare Candid Pictures

In these excerpted quotes from his book, Presidential Picture Stories, veteran photojournalist Dennis Brack chronicles the lighter—and darker—moments of photographing...


The World’s Greatest Novel Reads Surprisingly Well in Emoji

We condensed the 635-page epic that is Moby Dick into a pretty funny, fairly tight emoji story. Yes, Melville is...


Amazing LEGO Art

A stunning new book proves the versatile LEGO blocks aren't just kids' stuff. Here, five artists let their imaginations run...


RD Interview: Malcolm Gladwell Explains the Truth About Underdogs

Malcolm Gladwell casts doubt on the cult of the powerful, asserting that David can still beat Goliath.


Small Business Advice from the Honest Tea CEO

Seth Goldman, the CEO of Honest Tea, shares four lessons learned on his way to brewing up a big success.


Benefits of Reading: Getting Smart, Thin, Healthy, Happy

A love of reading can protect your brain from Alzheimer’s disease, slash stress levels, encourage positive thinking, and fortify friendships....