Valentine’s Day: Fervent Love Letters by Famous Writers

by Isla McKetta on February 13, 2013

“On errands of life, these letters speed to death” – Herman Melville, Bartleby the Scrivener It doesn’t take a writer to pen a romantic note; in fact, some of the most endearing letters are straight from the heart expressions and observations of your beloved, without all the fancy talk. But writers do have a way […]


How the Goodreads Reading Challenge Ruined Me as a Reader

by Isla McKetta on December 27, 2012

Way back in January of 2012, I took advantage of a snowed-in week to finally finish tomes like The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa. Throw in a little Italo Calvino and some poetry (which I never give the attention it deserves) and I was powering through books like a reading superstar. I did a […]


9 Best Gifts for Writers

November 21, 2012

Writers can be quiet, secretive people who only confide their needs to their journals. So finding the perfect gift can be especially challenging. We’re here to tell you what writers secretly desire for birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Festivus. 1. Really Nice Pens (with Ink) Sentences written by hand are more contemplative or indulgent somehow. Show […]

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Artists Speak Out on Censorship for Banned Books Week

October 1, 2012

In honor of Banned Books Week, Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2012, we’re letting the artists do the talking about censorship. Here’s what they have to say: George R.R. Martin “When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.” Mark […]

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Literary Accessories for Back to School

August 27, 2012

I saw these nifty Ivan Ilych bags from Melville House (who doesn’t love a bag that comes with a book!) and got to thinking…what sweet lit accessories do you need to show your classmates that you are a word nerd? T-Shirts I’m always surprised when people don’t already know about Out of Print Clothing. This […]

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