books · Publishing

Personalized Book Recommendations and the Penguin Hotline

I recently took quite the hiatus from this blog, but I found just the thing to get me back into the swing of things. Capitalism! I’m kidding. Mostly. The season between October 1 and January 1 fills me with an absurd joy. It begins with “Give me pumpkin decorations or give me death” and culminates… Continue reading Personalized Book Recommendations and the Penguin Hotline

books · libraries

A Lottery Library and Building the World

It is a season for giving, and as many of you know, I like to give to those who need it the most whenever I can. Luckily, WorldBuilders has some wonderful opportunities to help others while strengthening the book community. WorldBuilders is a collective of authors, publishers, and book lovers that donates to various nonprofits. The… Continue reading A Lottery Library and Building the World

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Just a Tipple: Booze with Literary Flair, Part 1

Many people host parties this season, and I love when I can add a bit of literary flair to those events. Bringing bookish beverages to gatherings or giving them as gifts is one way to make that happen. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing just a few of the drinks that reference literature in… Continue reading Just a Tipple: Booze with Literary Flair, Part 1

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Wearing Words on Your Neck: Book Jewelry

People often keep books close to the hearts in a metaphorical sense, but there are ways to literally keep books near the body as well. Peg and Awl, a small shop based out of Philadelphia, creates necklace that also function as working books or journals. The pieces of jewelry are…not cheap – the smallest one… Continue reading Wearing Words on Your Neck: Book Jewelry