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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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Calling All Muggles! You Can Now Buy Harry Potter’s House

You'll just need $1.3 million, that's all.

The One Way Bestsellers Have Changed That You Probably Haven’t Noticed

The language in 
today’s most popular novels is far simpler than it was just a 
few decades ago. Should we...

8 Simple Ways You Can Instill a Love of Reading in Your Kids

Instilling a love of reading is giving your child a gift—of dreams, imagination, escape, and connection. Here's how our family...

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Two New Harry Potter Books Are Being Published, and We’re Freaking Out

It's the 20th anniversary of the world-famous series, but that's not the only reason we're celebrating.

9 Literary Landmarks Every Book Lover Has to Visit This Summer

Want to take a truly bookish tour of the U.S.? From the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst to the Edgar...

Get a Look Inside the World’s First Museum Dedicated to Dr. Seuss

"The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss" in Massachusetts, which opened on June 3, presents the beloved author's life and work...

10 Awesome Books to Read with Fierce Female Characters

If you've seen "Wonder Woman" and want to keep the dream alive, these 10 fantasies have heroines worthy of hand-to-hand...

Bookworms May Actually Be Kinder Than The Rest of Us, Says Science

If your idea of a lovely evening is curling up with a page-turner, it could say a lot about your...

An Intimate Look at Sea Creatures Large and Tiny

"With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you're connected" to the sea, writes eminent oceanographer Sylvia...

Under the Sea: Rare Photos of Our Ocean’s Invertebrates Like You’ve Never Seen Them

In her book 'Spineless,' Susan Middleton captures the unique and interesting invertebrate creatures lurking beneath our oceans' surfaces.

The Endings to Those Famous Books You Never Got Around to Reading

How to cut countless hours from your busy reading schedule: We give away the endings to 10 books you were...

22 Hilarious Tweets All Book Lovers Must Read

These funny tweets about literature will make all book lovers laugh from cover to cover.

11 Best-Ever Debut Novels of the Past 50 Years

It’s hard enough to write a great book that stands the test of time. But to do it on your...

24 Books Every Mother and Daughter Should Read Together

These fiction and nonfiction reads showcase an eclectic cast of mothers and daughters from past and present. Share the list,...

Science Has Figured Out Why You Love the Smell of Old Books

No, you're not weird for sticking your nose straight in the pages.

10 Books to Read After Binge-Watching “Friends”

Can't get enough of the wacky humor, Manhattan settings, and tight-knit crew? These books are for you!

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Here’s What Happens When Bookstore Employees Get Bored

You can't judge a book by its cover, but you can take pictures with them!

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What Your Favorite Font Says About Your Personality

We bet we can guess your favorite font based on your sense of humor, guilty pleasures, and even your fashion...

12 Things Only Full-Fledged Bookworms Will Understand

Forgetting to eat, counting down the days until the next release, having a crush on a fictional character—it's all just...

22 Quotes from Young-Adult Books that Adults Would Be Wise to Live By

The best readers know to never leave young-adult books to the kids.

8 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do on Your Kindle

Get the most out of your e-reader with these hidden tips.

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10 Inspiring Books Every Teacher Needs to Read

Whether you're a rookie looking for advice or a seasoned educator seeking inspiration, this collection of books will help you...

Can Reading Fiction Actually Make You a Better Person?

Calling all bookworms! This one's for you.