The Stonewall Book Award celebrates LGBTQ+ literature and includes standouts from authors like Alison Bechdel, Rivers Solomon, and Michael Cunningham.
Maurice Sendak's books were shaped by his own childhood: one marked by the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the concentration camp deaths of most of his extended family, and parents consumed by depression and anger.
Here, in no particular order, are just a few of history’s most influential tomes—and how they made humanity look at things in a new light.
Do you know which author invented ‘factoid’—or what it really means? But more importantly, can you find it in this word search?
The pulp magazine, which turns 100 this year, inspired Stephen King and made a star out of Conan.
The best children’s books of all time include works by J.R.R. Tolkien, Maurice Sendak, Louisa May Alcott, and more.
The figurative phrase is more than 200 years old, but the obscure etymology of a 'red herring' is a fishy story that is itself a red herring.
Machines called “Readies” were writer Bob Brown’s answer to “talkies” in the 1930s.
Amy Tan's 1989 book represented a breakthrough for Chinese American representation in popular culture.
Nilanjana Sudeshna Lahiri, otherwise known as Jhumpa Lahiri, first came to prominence with her award-winning 1999 debut, the short story collection 'Interpreter of Maladies.' Here's what you need to know about 'The Namesake' author.
Though their contributions were immense, many aren’t well-known outside of their nations’ borders.
The late, great American writer Henry Charles Bukowski, Jr. was once called the “human embodiment of a raised middle finger”—an analogy that Bukowski would probably have welcomed, or possibly even written about himself. Here's what you should know.
'The Kite Runner'—which was the first novel written in English by an Afghan author—started as a short story that was rejected by 'GQ' and 'Esquire.'
Everyone from Richard Scarry to Ian Fleming to Agatha Christie has had changes made to their books by their publishers long after they were released.
For AAPI Heritage Month, check out these incredible books by Celeste Ng, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Helen Hoang, and others.
In honor of Independent Bookstore Day, we've picked the best bookshop in every state—plus a few others we loved. Did your favorite make the list?
Libraries are a reader’s best friend. In honor of National Library Week, here are 25 things you might not know about these hallowed halls of book worship.
The American Library Association logged a record number of complaints in 2022.
Not all authors’ dedications are nice. Some—like these—are just plain mean.
Benjamin Grant’s Overview: A New Perspective of Earth stitches together satellite images to show our planet as we’ve never seen it before.
The house where Jane Austen grew up is now ritzy enough to suit her wealthier characters.
Officially titled 'Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies,' the more than 900-page tome collected together 36 of the Renaissance writer’s plays for the first time.
Marcel Proust’s madeleine was originally a different baked good.
Actress Emily Hampshire has graced TV screens in shows like '12 Monkeys,' 'Schitt’s Creek,' 'Chapelwaite,' and 'The Rig,' and now, she’s coming to bookstores, too: Her new graphic novel, 'Amelia Aierwood - Basic Witch,' is out on April 11.