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What's hot in literacy at a glance #infographic

Trends in literacy for 2017 (infographic)

International Literacy Association has just released an annual What’s Hot in Literacy report aimed at spotting the changing literacy trends from year…

Most popular OverDrive ebooks audiobooks 2016 #infographic

Most popular ebooks and audiobooks borrowed from OverDrive in 2016 (infographic)

Last year, OverDrive, a leading provider of ebooks and audiobooks to libraries, has seen a huge surge in the number of checkouts.…

Yoga for book lovers #infographic

12 yoga poses for book lovers (infographic)

The beginning of the year is the perfect time to make resolutions. Reading more books and getting in shape is on a…

PopSugar reading challenge 2017 #infographic

Take the 2017 reading challenge with these 40 book prompts

“A book recommended by a librarian,” “an audiobook,” and “a book that’s been mentioned in another book” are included in the Reading…

Ebook geek problems #36: Kindle syndrome - switching between a couple of books during one sitting.

Ebook geek problems #36

Kindle syndrome – switching between a couple of books during one sitting. Shared by Ola Kowalczyk

Goodreads Choice Awards 2016

Here are the winners of Goodreads Choice Awards 2016

Books by Liane Moriarty, Stephen King, and J.K. Rowling, are among the winners of Goodreads Choice Awards 2016.

How learning languages affects our brain #infographic

How learning languages affects our brain (infographic)

Learning languages is more than just the ability to communicate with people who don’t know your mother tongue. The team from NeoMam…

Codex Silenda puzzle book - opened

A wooden book with complex puzzles you have to solve to proceed (pictures)

Codex Silenda is an astonishing steampunk puzzle book that has to be solved if you want to continue reading. Books and puzzles…

10 literary terms to impress your friends #infographic

10 literary terms to impress your friends (infographic)

Los Angeles-based illustrator Nathan Gelgud has prepared for Signature a chart that explains ten lesser-known literary terms. They will surely impress your…

Library organization in 1951 video

How the libraries were organized in the 1950s (video)

Chris Higgins has digged for Mental Floss the educational documentary produced in 1951. The 10-minute video explains the organization of the library,…

Reading stats in the US and tips for encouraging reading #infographic

Reading stats in the US and tips for encouraging reading (infographic)

27% of American adults haven’t read a single book in the past year. It will be hard to encourage them to change…

14 ways reading helps your brain and body #infographic

14 ways reading improves your body and mind (infographic)

Reading makes brain elastic, reduces stress, and helps improve real-life relationships. Recently, a few interesting infographics about reading have been released. You…

Haruki Murakami: literary record #infographic

Songs featured in Haruki Murakami novels (infographic)

London-based graphic designer Jess Yanzio has created a wonderful chart that analyzes music in Haruki Murakami novels. The infographic is called Murakami:…

The benefits of adult coloring books #infographic

The benefits of adult coloring books (infographic)

Coloring books for adults are one of the hottest trends. Have you tried them? Why are they so popular? Check out the…

The winners and losers of Black Friday (infographic)

Did you know mobile devices are responsible for 57% of online Black Friday & Cyber Monday traffic? Or that Cyber Monday is…

The poster from Pop Chart Lab lets you scratch scratch off the gold from the book covers

A gorgeous scratch-off poster with 100 essential classic novels

The new poster from Pop Chart Lab features scratch-off covers of 100 classic books. Have you ever considered taking the challenge of…

Book sculptures by Thomas Wightman - Plague 4

Book sculptures by Thomas Wightman (pictures)

Edinburgh-based graphic designer Thomas Wightman, among many works of art, creates also book sculptures. He created a series of three works devoted…

The changing role of the modern librarian #infographic

The changing role of the modern librarian (infographic)

Nowadays, librarians not only follow but are ahead of changes forced by the development of the digital world. McGraw-Hill Education has released…

Working titles of famous novels #infographic

Working titles of famous novels (infographic)

It’s true we shouldn’t judge books by their covers, but what about titles? Would you buy The Great Gatsby, if it were…

A series of minimalist Harry Potter posters by Olly Moss

Minimalist Harry Potter posters by Olly Moss

Harry Potter fans will love these simple, magic, vintage-looking art prints by Olly Moss. How do you like the 2015 covers of…