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By Heather Dockray2019-06-10 21:44:37 UTC Instagram has always been a safe haven for book lovers, a place where people can show off their private libraries full of white oak bookshelves, novels organized by color, aloe plants, and inspirational coffee mugs.  But there’s a deeper, stranger, and far murkier part of book Instagram, known colloquially as “Bookstagram.” Here, you’ll find some of the platform’s more eccentric thematic offerings — a satirical

Library borrower finds single word cut out of book, librarians search for answers

By Rachel Thompson2018-04-27 09:38:21 UTC Humans don’t always treat books with the respect they deserve. Some of us are spine-benders, while others are page-folders. But, this one is something we’ve not seen before.  A library in Ayer, Massachusetts, posted that one of its borrowers returned a book to a partner library with a note saying that “a single word was cut out of page 51.”  Per the Facebook post, the

21 books you need to read this spring

These 21 books are must-reads this spring.Image: Mashable Composite, Little Brown and Company/ Ecco/ Grove Press/ Riverhead/ Simon & SchusTer By MJ Franklin2018-04-16 21:10:35 UTC Spring is here and that can only mean one thing: time to shake yourself out of hibernation and bust out that spring reading. But with so many great books coming out in 2018, it can be hard to figure out just which ones you should

The 'Wrinkle in Time' cast is already restoring people's faith in humanity

By Proma Khosla2017-12-18 22:51:41 UTC [embedded content] Will 2018 save us all from doom? If not, it’s making a hell of a promise, with movie fare in store like Black Panther, Infinity War, and Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle In Time.  A Wrinkle in Time graced the cover of Time (haha, get it) in honor of its 2018 preview, and the dramatic portrait of Storm Reid, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, and