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Watch these 7 literary web series based on classic novels.


If you haven’t looked at this detailed map of literary American road trips, we suggest you clear your schedule.

Paste made a list of the best YA novels of this year. Our previous Oooh Shiny! book subscription is on it, is your favorite?

Flavorwire collected 8 weird facts from the history of the library.

Is Joan Didion the ultimate literary celebrity? New Republic is making her case.

Lithub is giving you an introduction into weird fiction.

This book changes its location depending on where you read it!

James Franco is making strange art again. This time a book with real and imaginary conversations with Lana Del Ray.

Hazzlit wrote about literary collaborations and the lone author.

Okey Panky is giving you until the 1st of August to submit your writing.

Doing a crossword puzzle is like being a detective. At least with this kickstarter project.

Women writing apocalyptic fiction is very different from men writing about the same subject.

Almost 100 great pieces of journalism from 2014. We have some reading to do.

Hogwarts houses and the periodic table combined make for a great read.

Don’t know what to wear to the beach? Try these literary swimsuits.

Tilda Swinton shares her favorite books and you just know they are classy.


Bored to Death book club is set up by two sisters who love to read and have nothing better to do than to start a book club.

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