What Is Book Banning and How Does It Affect Society?
The United States has a long history with book banning, and it’s not only picking up steam in 2022—it’s also...
20 Best Books by Native American Authors to Read Right Now
This diverse array of compelling reads will stick with you long after you've put the books back on your shelf.
The 44 Best LGBTQ+ Books to Read Right Now
From recent releases to classic works, these are the LGBTQ books you should add to your bookshelf ASAP.
The 30 Best Books by Hispanic Authors You’ll Want to Read Right Now
From memoirs to Gothic horror novels, YA fiction to essay collections, these books by Hispanic authors feature fresh perspectives and...
The Best Books to Give As Graduation Gifts
We'll always love Oh, the Places You'll Go, but these thoughtful, inspiring graduation gifts will be read and reread, long...
24 Surprising Facts You Never Knew About the Bible
Whether you know your Scriptures chapter and verse or you rarely take a peek at the Good Book, these Bible...
16 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month
Here are just some of the things to do, read and see to immerse yourself in the rich history of...
15 Fascinating Facts About Dictionaries That Will Make You Want to Pick One Up
From dropped words to fake definitions, learn fun facts, hearsay, and scandal about our most useful language resource, and the...
8 Children’s Nursery Rhymes That Are Actually Racist
Can a catchy little rhyme really be that problematic? Yes—and it’s one way racism was inextricably woven into American life....
33 Middle School Vocabulary Words Adults Still Get Wrong
Think you have a strong vocabulary? See how many of these common 8th grade reading words you can recognize when...
75 Black-Owned Bookstores to Buy from Today—and Every Day
Shop for your next great read (in person or online) at Black-owned bookstores across the country
The Most Borrowed Books in the History of the New York Public Library
There are a few classics and some surprises among the most checked out books in the storied library's 125-year history.
The Best 14 Reads From the 2020 Quarantine Book Club
Social distancing? No problem! Dive into a virtual community of book lovers with these hot picks from the Quarantine Book...
8 Geniuses Who Made History in Quarantine
These celebrated people emerged from plague, exile, months of bed rest, or wartime occupation with some seriously incredible work.
10 Funny Typos in Famous Works of Literature
Even grammar sticklers should be able to forgive the editors for these notorious (and often hilarious) goofs.
Only True Bookworms Can Ace This Book Trivia Quiz
From children's books to the classics, only true bookworms can ace this book trivia quiz.
Here’s What Happens When You Read Every Day
A daily dose of reading can do wonders for your memory, health, and relationships.
What Is the Oxford Comma—And Why Can’t the Grammar World Agree on Whether to Use It?
Who gives a darn about an Oxford comma?
14 Places to Donate Your Used or Unwanted Books
Share your favorite books with those in need by donating them to these great causes.
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...
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...
10 Beautiful Words That Should Make a Comeback
Listen up, language lovers. Increase your vocabulary with these pretty words that roll off the tongue.
9 Scientific Explanations for Your Weird Reading Habits
We’re looking at you, page sniffers and back-to-front flippers! What type of reader are you?
11 Unforgettable Pieces of Life Advice (In Just 6 Words Each)
Let these quick hits of wisdom help you guide your life.
Common British Slang You Didn’t Realize You Knew
A new book offers a quintessential guide to classic, common British phrases—including their quirky history and definition.
Here Is the CORRECT Way to Pronounce Dr. Seuss (and 17 Other Popular Author Names)
Most people mispronounce Dr. Seuss (hint: it doesn't rhyme with moose). Learn the correct way to say his name, plus...
10 Gratitude Journals to Help You Get More Zen
A gratitude journal will help you get in touch with the good in your life and find your happiness each...