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Book Empire Vol. 131

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All the book news you need to know, on a need-to-know basis. Details on John Darnielle’s second novel right here! Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie answers real questions by real readers. Start panicking, but summer is almost over. Here are short story collections you can still read in that time. The Guardian made a not-Booker long list […]

I’ve Read Margaret the First, Now What?

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Our book club pick for July was the novella Margaret the First by Danielle Dutton, which chronicles the life of Margaret Cavendish. She was a woman way ahead of her time, a thinker, a writer and a tabloid celebrity in a time where women couldn’t be any of that. It was an interesting mind to […]

Book Empire Vol. 130

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All the book news you need to know, on a need-to-know basis. This German initiative allows you to bring extra kilograms of books on the airplane. Can this become worldwide? 20 first books you should read in your twenties. If you’re not yet reading Joy Williams, here are 50 reasons why you should. 10 eerie books […]

Book Club Review: All the Birds in the Sky

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For every book we read during the book club, one of our book club members will write a review. This way anyone who couldn’t be there, can still join in with the fun! Roy den Boer is taking over as our main reviewer for the book club books, judging all that we have picked. There’s […]

Book Empire Vol. 129

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All the book news you need to know, on a need-to-know basis. How tweeting for a bookshop can lead to marriage. The New Yorker staff is sharing their summer reading. Lithub has a second books about books recommendation! Here’s a roadmap to Jesse Ball’s writing! We started with To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, […]

I’ve Read Aristotle & Dante, Now What?

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Our most recent YA book club pick was the super sweet Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe written by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. It’s a book about two boys who become friends and together learn who they are. Acceptance of themselves and each other is a big theme throughout the novel, so we […]

Why I Visit a Bookshop Everywhere I Travel

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Five months ago I flew one-way across an ocean and haven’t been back in my hometown in the Netherlands since. I’ve been from the world’s biggest cities to laid back surfer towns, but everywhere I go, I visit at least one bookshop. And I recommend you to do the same. Why? 1. It feels like […]

Book Empire Vol. 128

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All the book news you need to know, on a need-to-know basis. Mark Z. Danielewski is looking for cat pictures for his next installment of The Familiar. Guernica talks to Jade Sharma about her novel Problems. Vol. 1 Brooklyn publishes a list of best books of 2016 so far. 11 novels that take place on […]