Freedom to Read: The 1939 Alexandria Library Sit-In

Decades before the lunch counter sit-ins of the Civil Rights era, a group of black men in Virginia were sitting in for equal access to books.

51 Bookstores in 50 States + D.C. on Instagram

What's the best bookstore in your state?

4 Fantasy Must-Reads for Austen Fans

Austen plus magic!

5 Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazines You Should Be Reading

Do you have a favorite SFF mag?

Why I Still Read Junior and Young Adult Fiction

They're engaging, have believable characters, and are often page turners:

Read Harder 2018: A Comic Written or Illustrated by a Person of Color

We have recs for the 8th task of the Read Harder challenge!

You Convinced Me To Track My Reading!

Are you a reading tracker?

7 Children's Bookstores to Follow on Instagram

Get your daily dose of whimsy and cute:

Iron Fist Comic Insists Iron Fist Show Is Not Racist, Racistly

"Brisson’s Iron Fist seems to answer that question with: of course a white guy deserves a central role in this story, and anyone suggesting otherwise is probably just jealous."

On the Great Joy of Reading Aloud

Do you read aloud to your family?

Festering Demonic Influences | BOOK RIOT

Books about books, and more on this week's Get Booked:

Featured Book Trailer: ZENITH by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings

Adventure, intrigue and steamy star-crossed romance! Take a look:

Tonya Harding, Nancy Kerrigan, & Competitive Figure Skating

Books to read before (or after!) you watch I, Tonya:

What are you reading today?

What's got your attention today, book-wise?

When Your Favorite Fantasy Book Series Comes to an End

What fantasy series has the best ending?

The 7 Convoluted Rules I Put In Place to Prevent TBR Overwhelm

What rules do you have in place so you don't get overwhelmed by your To Be Read pile?

Book Riot's Deals of the Day for January 18th, 2018

If I had to pick a theme for today's Deals, it would be something like "creepy thrillers." Or "thrilling creepers." No, not that. "Creepy thrillers" it is.

10 Books That Break Genre Rules

What's your favorite genre bender? Take a peek at some of ours!

Book Fetish: Volume 289

Bookish goodies for your literary life, including this rad Mockingjay sweater:

5 Books About the End of the World

Apocalypse and post-apocalypse novels about the end of, well, everything:

What Gets a Book Banned from Prisons: Critical Linking, January 18

Pennsylvania releases documents revealing what gets a book banned from prisons, and more in Critical Linking:

Books for Miyazaki Movie Fans

Books to go with Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, and more:

How to Find Your Perfect Comfort Read

Everyone needs a break here and there:

Read Every Day: 7 Ways to Put a Little Literature in Your Inbox

Get a little reading in every day this year:

The Pleasure of a Dirty Book

The other kind of dirty book, that is:

We think not. 🦖 (via Prospero's Books)

The Best Comic Book Stores

Do you have a favorite comic book store?

How Classic YA Author Robert Cormier Baffled a Classroom of College Students

Thinking about Robert Cormier on his birthday:

In Translation: January Fiction and Poetry

Opera stories from Germany, literary murder mysteries from Japan and Italy, and a collection of Czech poetry and art:

Fanfiction.net Gave Me the Sex Talk

Let's talk about the birds and the bees and Harry Potter fanfic:

Breaking My Library Habit and Reading My Own Books

How do you focus on the books already on your shelves?

Falling Back in Love With Audiobooks

Rincey talks about her journey with audiobooks and how she loves them once again:

Mental Notes Regarding Butterbeer

Sharifah and Jenn discuss Starbucks secret menus, Octavia Butler opera, a possible new Merlin series, and small press sci-fi and fantasy:

Giveaway: ELEVATE by Joseph Deitch

Enter to win a copy of ELEVATE by Joseph Deitch:

BuzzFeed Books

Make people think you're a book wizard 🧙‍♂️

On Place and Space in Literature

"I marveled at the magic that’s not created by the fantastical narrative, but by place that was once only in my imagination materialising before me."

Books about Parenting that Tell it Like it is

When you're tired of reading about feeling #blessed:

Dimple Shah is the YA Heroine I Needed at 16

If you could send Teenage You one book, what would it be?

One Million Moms Condemns Scholastic for Books About Transgender Kids: Critical Linking, January 17

One Million Moms condemns Scholastic for publishing and promoting LGBTQ books, and more Critical Linking:

Most Anticipated Books of 2018

Is your most anticipated book of the year on the list?

An Introduction To the Queer Bookternet

All queer lit, all the time:

If You Loved That Feminist Book, Read This One

Read more feminist lit!

30 Ideas For A More Bookish Winter

Still time to get this in in our hemisphere!

The Ultimate Guide to Buying, Borrowing and Bypassing Haruki Murakami's Novels

What Murakami novels would you buy, borrow, or skip?

6 YA Romance Novels to Swoon for in Winter 2018

Excellent YA romances coming out in January and February!

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