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  • Literary Tourism in St. Louis, MO
    I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, so I’m very excited to share this literary tourism post of my very own hometown! Maybe you know it for the Gateway Arch, but St. Louis is full of great arts, culture, museums, and of course, literature. This guide explores a brand new …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-15By Emily Stochl
  • My Picks of the Stand-Out Books Published in the UK in 2019

    ‘Tis the season for yearly roundups! As the countdown to 2019 begins, one major reason to look forward to the holiday season is to stock up on the best literary delights that the year going by had to offer. Fret not! I’ve selected some of my favourite books of 2019 …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-15By Rabeea Saleem
  • Coffee Table Books From 2019 to Gift This Holiday Season

    Coffee table books make great gifts. There’s a suitable choice for basically every subject and interest you can think of, which makes them just as much fun to pick out as they are to receive. Plus, they serve as both a conversation starter and a fun way to jazz up …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-15By Michelle Regalado
  • Just Some Bats Hanging in the Library: Critical Linking, December 15, 2019

    Critical Linking is a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web, sponsored by Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi, with Fierce Reads. “Bats have been in residence at the Joanina Library since at least the 19th century, perhaps longer: The librarians know …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-15By Vanessa Diaz
  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for December 14th, 2019

    Sponsored by Read Harder Journal, a reading log brought to you by Book Riot. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Florida by Lauren Groff for $4.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-14By Community
  • The Little Free Libraries of East Rogers Park

    There are three Little Free Libraries within less than a mile of me, and many more in my neighborhood. I live on the east side of Rogers Park, a community between Northwestern and Loyola Universities on Chicago’s far north side. It is one of Chicago’s very few integrated neighborhoods, and …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-14By Gretchen Lida
  • Pairing Nails and Book Covers

    While I’ve never been a makeup girl, one thing I have always loved is nail polish. In middle school, I hoarded it. I would use my babysitting money to buy them; get mini nail polish packs in my Christmas stocking; and trade with my friends. I was the girl who
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-14By P.N. Hinton
  • Win A Year of Free Books!

    We’re giving away a year of free books, courtesy of Macmillan’s eDeals Newsletter. Just fill out the form below and you could win a one-year subscription to the TBR Hardcover level, which includes three new books every three months! Here’s a little more about the Macmillan eDeals Newsletter: The Macmillan
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-13By Community
  • William McFeely, Pulitzer-Winning Historian, Dies as 89
    The author of acclaimed biographies of Ulysses S. Grant and Frederick Douglass, he also helped establish Yale’s black studies department. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-13
  • Don McDonagh, Dance Critic and Author, Dies at 87
    In his reviews in The New York Times, he championed experimental choreographers emerging in the 1960s and ’70s. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-13

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