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9 Best Gifts for Writers

by Isla McKetta on 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

by Isla McKetta on 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 […]


Literary Accessories for Back to School

by Isla McKetta on 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 […]


Are Dummies Books Really for Dummies?

by Katie Fetting-Schlerf on August 2, 2012

When the Dummies books first hit the market in the early 1990s, many were concerned their titles insulted prospective readers.  After all, anyone seriously seeking education can hardly be called a dummy. Fun, instructive and easy to read, the series kicked off with DOS for Dummies and has grown into a series that, according to […]

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9 of the Best Books about Journalists

by Guest Author on June 22, 2012

Journalists tend to be represented in popular media as cynical, nosy, self-righteous, and insensitive. But, while this may be true for a very small percentage of them, most journalists are just on a quest for the truth. And on that quest toward the truth, a journalist must be ethical, inquisitive, and unrelenting. I mean, how […]