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A Clockwork Orange Author Anthony Burgess's Favorite Dystopias
As described in his 1984 book 'Ninety-Nine Novels: The Best in English Since 1939.'... READ ON
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5 Forgotten Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm
Here are some of the more bizarre Grimm tales that didn’t quite merit the Disney treatment.... READ ON
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These Clever Literary-Themed Teas Come in Book-Shaped Tins
Cuddle up with 'The Picture of Early Grey'... READ ON
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Lost Walt Whitman Novel Offers an Early Glimpse Into Leaves of Grass
The 165-year-old novel is "like seeing the workshop of a great writer,” according to one scholar. “We’re discovering the process of Whitman’s own discovery.”... READ ON
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50 Bizarre Passages from Medieval Europe’s Bestselling Travel Book
We read Sir John Mandeville’s whimsical travel guide so you don’t have to. (There be dragons.)... READ ON
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Thieves Nab More Than $2.5 Million Worth of Rare Books in London Heist
The criminals rappelled down from a ceiling to swipe one-of-a-kind volumes from Galileo and Leonardo da Vinci.... READ ON
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Send That Special Bibliophile a Valentine’s Day Message
The New York Public Library wants to play matchmaker for book lovers.... READ ON
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Libraries Across the Country Are Dumping Late Fees
Rather than promoting anarchy, it's boosting circulation.... READ ON
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10 Colorful Facts About Coloring Books
The first coloring books marketed to adults came out in 1961.... READ ON
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See What Mr. Darcy Really Looks Like
Spoiler alert: He’s no Colin Firth!... READ ON
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New York Is Launching a Citywide Book Club
All 8.5 million residents are invited to join.... READ ON
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11 Facts About I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
The first of Maya Angelou’s seven autobiographies, 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,' deals with weighty issues like rape, identity, and racism. When it came out in 1969, it was one of the first books to honestly depict the experiences of a black woman growing up in the south.... READ ON
Travel
11 Amazing Hotels for Book Lovers
Escape reality—both literally and figuratively—by visiting one of these literary-inspired getaways.... READ ON
History
Spend Some Time With These African American Cookbooks From History
A new book covers the often overlooked contributions of black cooks and chefs to American cuisine.... READ ON
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5 Ways the 'Little House on the Prairie' Books Stretched the Truth
On the 150th birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder, here’s a reminder that truth and fiction don’t always coincide.... READ ON
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A Genius Theory for How Clifford's Owner Would Pick Up His Poop
No pooper scooper would be big enough, after all.... READ ON

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