Monthly Archives: March 2016

Frisky Fiction at the Ripped Bodice

Ever wish there was a bookstore devoted to romance stories? After all, there are bookstores devoted to mysteries, or filled with nothing but science fiction and fantasy. Well, sisters Bea and Leah Koch decided it was time for a romance … Continue reading

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Libraries: More Than Just Books

Take a look at this article on Harvard’s Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, which protects some of the world’s rarest colors. Here’s a sampling of some of the more interesting in the museum’s library: Harvard Art Museums, © … Continue reading

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New! New! New!

Check out what’s just hit shelves (and per usual, click a cover to view in-catalog): The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney Every family has its problems. But even among the most troubled, the Plumb family stands out as spectacularly dysfunctional. … Continue reading

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6 Authors on True Love, Loneliness, Regret, Etc.

The OWN Show brings us these definitions from Margo Jefferson, Ada Limón, Robin Coste Lewis, Sloane Crosley, Rayya Elias, and Angela Flournoy: Click on a cover to see what works we have by these ladies in the catalog:  

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Be Like Chee

Alexander Chee, author of such works as The Queen of the Night and Edinburgh, made Twitter waves on International Women’s Day by sharing over 400 of his favorite books by women authors. 1. Joan of Arc by Vita Sackville-West. A … Continue reading

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Bookslut’s Final Bow

We have sad news. Jessica Crispin’s longstanding blog Bookslut will post its last come May. The message from Crispin herself: Hey guys. In May, we’ll be celebrating our 14th anniversary here at Bookslut. I really have been running this site … Continue reading

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*** = ?

Take a little peek into New York Public Library’s newly liberated collection of erotica (code *** to those in the know)… “As part of the library’s mandate to collect life as it was lived,” says The New York Times, “small teams … Continue reading

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Oyeyemi Talks Broadly

The “Ibadan-born, London-raised, Prague-inclined” author Helen Oyeyemi spoke with Broadly’s Lauren Oyler recently, just in time for the release of her newest book, her only book of short stories (so far), What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours: You do a lot with … Continue reading

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Take on Penguin’s Women’s History Reading Challenge

http://readpenguin.tumblr.com/post/140763913563/time-to-challenge-your-shelf-take-our-womens I’ve read a grand total of 4. How about you?

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Guys. Gals. Everyone.

Check out this blog! Celebrate women reading! (It’s mostly in Spanish, yes, but as they say, photos need no translation.) http://womenreading.tumblr.com/post/139785353607

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