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25 Funniest Book Memes That Book Lovers Will Understand All Too Well

Here's a novel idea: Take a break between flipping through pages and scroll through the funniest book memes.

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15 Punniest Book Titles That’ll Give You a Good Laugh

If you're looking for a bit of comedic relief, here are a few titles that may make you laugh out...


14 Times Librarians Had the Best Sense of Humor

Check out these funny signs that prove that even book people, like librarians, can have the best sense of humor.


11 Crazy Overdue Library Books That Were Finally Returned

You'll never feel bad about returning a book a few days late again.


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30 Funny Examples of Irony in Real Life

The definition of irony: a situation that is strange or funny because things happen in a way that seems the...

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23 Funny ‘Harry Potter’ Jokes and Puns Every Muggle Should Know

How many Slytherins does it take to stir a cauldron? These Harry Potter Jokes and Puns are perfect for every...


18 Rare Vintage Photos of What Life Was Like in the 1950s

These photos, including some never-published shots taken for Look Magazine, transport you back in time. Was life easier, harder, or...

Meet the Real Man Who Inspired Disney’s Tarzan

Tarzan: the man, the myth, the legend. Turns out the emphasis should have been on the first designation as the...


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11 of the Most Famous Riddles in History

From the Bible to Shakespeare to Harry Potter, these riddles were dreamed up by some of history's most celebrated writers—and...


9 Funny Books That Make Great Bathroom Reading

Stuck in the bathroom? Keep one of these fun, fascinating titles on hand.


Snake Pictures That Are Scary and Beautiful at the Same Time

Though the slithering critters might creep you out, these artistic snake pictures are incredibly cool. For his new book Serpentine,...

12 Common Phrases You Never Knew Were From the Bible

No book in history has contributed more phrases to the English language than the King James Bible. Here are a...


8 Beautifully Haunting Pictures of Route 66 Ghost Towns

Along the 2,291 mile highway that is Route 66, you'll find territorial-era mining towns, quiet farming villages—and an American history...


22 of Shakespeare’s Best Insults That Still Sting Today

Just like his celebrated works, the Bard’s best insults have stood the test of time.


7 Funny Test Answers From Kids Who Didn’t Have a Clue

Think your kids are acing school? Well, check out some of their test answers.


8 Stunning National Geographic Photos to Remind You How Wondrous Our World Is

Go on a journey around the globe—no passport needed!—via these images from a new National Geographic book drawn from its...

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.


22 Hilarious Tweets All Book Lovers Must Read

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


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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!


These 12 National Geographic Photos of the World’s Greatest Landscapes Will Fill You with Wonder

Talented photographers from 'National Geographic' traveled the world to capture photos of nature's raw beauty. What they found will stun you.


Rare, Behind-the-Scenes Photos of the Beatles from ‘Help!’

Fifty years ago, the movie Help! was released in theaters, and America and the rest of the world fell a...


7 Photos That Prove There’s Nothing Better Than Being a Dog on Cape Cod

For our four-legged friends, heaven is a place called Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Just take a look at these crazy-happy canines...


A Peek Inside Cuba: 8 Never-Before-Seen Photos From Beyond Havana

With direct flights between the U.S. and Cuba starting this summer, many people will begin to explore the once-inaccessible island...


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...

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8 Flower Photos With Surprising Emotional Pull

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


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...


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...


And the Funny Book Titles of the Year Are…

Ever since Bookseller magazine praised the book "Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice" in 1978, its Diagram...


6 Famous Writers Who Were Masters at Procrastinating

The creative process is rarely standard. In her book Odd Type Writers, Celia Blue Johnson reveals the truly strange habits...