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Classic novels - Puffin + Pantone edition

Classic Puffin novels get the perfect Pantone match

Puffin + Pantone is a redesigned series of classic tales, with minimalist covers resembling Pantone color spectrum. Now, classic novels such as…

How to build baby's brain with books #infographic

How to build baby’s brain with books (infographic)

Here is another concise infographic from Read Aloud 15 Minutes – a non-profit organization that works to make reading aloud every day…

Unique gifts ideas if your mom loves reading #infographic

9 great book-inspired gift ideas for Mother’s Day (infographic)

Take a look at what, besides books, you can buy your mom if she loves reading. Gifts not only for Mother’s Day, but also Christmas, birthday, or name day.

Stages of the reader - a cartoon by Grant Snider

Stages of the reader (cartoon)

Here’s a great new story from our favorite cartoonist Grant Snider. It’s included in his new book, The Shape of Ideas, which…

Inspirational quotes from your favorite comic books #infographic

Highly inspirational quotes from your favorite comic books (infographic)

To celebrate Free Comic Book Day, the producer of affordable children’s playground systems, Playground Equipment, has released an infographic that collects quotes…

Custom-built home library in Arizona

An amazing home library made of 10,000 pieces of walnut (pictures)

This home library in Arizona was inspired by the 19th-century library at the Konopiště Castle, near Prague, Czech Republic.

The best gifts for book-loving mom

18 best gifts and accessories for the mom who loves books

Gifts your book-loving mother will be pleased to get: literary accessories, book-scented candles, bookish home decor, literature-themed jewelry and much more!

Tried-and-true ways to get more reading in your life #infographic

6 tried-and-true ways to get more reading in your life (infographic)

So, you won’t be able to read a book today? Too much work? Too tired to be able to focus? The evening…

7 steps to become a perfect reader #infographic

7 steps to get the most out of your reading (infographic)

In times of information overload and web distractions of all kinds, we are fighting to find enough energy and determination to force…

Depulvera book cleaning machine video

This machine can remove dust from over 5,000 books per day (video)

How often do you remove dust from books at home? Once a year, during spring cleaning, more or less often? It’s not…

Famous songs as Stephen King books - Careless Whisper

Famous love songs reimagined as Stephen King books (pictures)

What if your favorite love songs were suspense novels written by Stephen King? Take a look at the book covers designed by Butcher Billy.

The speed of language #infographic

The speed of language (infographic)

Have you ever wondered why some languages sound faster than the others? The difference in the speed of the language can be…

10 most challenged books of 2016 #infographic

10 most challenged books of 2016 in the US (infographic)

Books by Mariko Tamaki, John Green, Chuck Palahniuk, and Bill Cosby are on a list of most challenged titles in the US in 2016.

Literary salons vs. book clubs #infographic

Book clubs vs. literary salons (infographic)

What type of community of book lovers suits you more? Do you prefer the feel of a literary salon, or maybe it’s…

Color wheel of old book odours

A detailed color wheel breaks down the old book smell

Where does the scent of old and new books come from? This color wheel developed by the researchers at Institute for Sustainable Heritage explains a lot.

Reading Quirks No. 19 - When you love the smell of a new book in the morning

Reading Quirks is an awesome webcomic about odd things book lovers do

Reading Quirks is a new, funny and insightful webcomic every book lover can relate to.

20 most inspiring quotes from young adult books #infographic

20 motivational quotes from YA books (infographic)

A new infographic from a YA book review blog Hooked to Books lists 20 motivational quotes from young adult novels – the…

Book quotes beautifully illustrated by Risa Rodil

12 book quotes beautifully illustrated by Risa Rodil (pictures)

The world’s favorite book quotes have now the look they deserve. Find here quotes by J.K. Rowling, George R.R. Martin, Frank Zappa, and Dr. Seuss.

Europe on a literary map of the world

One book represents one country in this stunning literary map of the world

We’ve seen many literary maps already, but the simplest ideas are usually hardest to catch. See also: And there it is! The…

Librarians' favorite books around the world interactive map

Interactive map shows librarians’ favorite books around the world

Every day we read about favorite books of top celebrities, cultural figures, or world leaders. Wouldn’t you like to know what’s on…