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Reading is Even Sweeter with Salted Caramels Inspired by 'The Giant's House'
Reading is Even Sweeter with Salted Caramels Inspired by 'The Giant's House'
We love a character that's got a salty side to balance the sweetness, and that's just what we get in Peggy, the librarian. These caramels are a tribute to her ability to give her whole heart when it matters the most.
45 Awesome Instagram Accounts For People Who Love Libraries and Librarians
45 Awesome Instagram Accounts For People Who Love Libraries and Librarians
The stacks, backrooms, and archives in libraries all over the world are filled with countless treasures — rare books, photos, parchments, maps — that place us in history. Instagram lets us take a peek from where we sit.
SSoP Podcast Episode 15 — The Library: Endless Books, Reading Nooks, and Lots of Possibility
SSoP Podcast Episode 15 — The Library: Endless Books, Reading Nooks, and Lots of Possibility
In this ep, we discuss the magic of libraries and recommend library-centric books we love, including book-nerd-approved nonfiction, a lyrical literary cycle, a historical novel, and a joyous tale of a secret library.
Lit in Translation, Azulejos Tiles, Magic Books, Dracula & More: Endnotes 18 September
Lit in Translation, Azulejos Tiles, Magic Books, Dracula & More: Endnotes 18 September
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got stranger-than-fiction locations, dog-related vocab, a book-inspired bracelet, Hawaii stories, National Park photos, and more.
Escape the Reality of WWII in a Posh Hotel in Portugal with the Novel 'Estoril'
Escape the Reality of WWII in a Posh Hotel in Portugal with the Novel 'Estoril'
Get a different perspective on WWII with this sweet and affecting novel about life in a posh hotel in Portugal. You'll meet privileged exiles, aristocrats on the run, rich revelers, and one unforgettable little boy.
11 Instagram Accounts That Showcase Alaska's Native Beauty, Culture, and Cuisine
11 Instagram Accounts That Showcase Alaska's Native Beauty, Culture, and Cuisine
Food, wildlife, majestic vistas, quiet moments: the images in these Instagram accounts showcase what makes Alaska such a special place. It's rugged, colorful, somewhat dangerous, and celebrates an independent spirit.
Cormorant Fishing, Updated Shakespeare, Female Detectives & More: Endnotes 11 September
Cormorant Fishing, Updated Shakespeare, Female Detectives & More: Endnotes 11 September
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got living in a British village, a new writing competition, quirky museums, LGBTQ+ travel books, letter-writing supplies, and more.
Get Dramatic and Go Off Script with the Theater-Based Mystery 'If We Were Villains'
Get Dramatic and Go Off Script with the Theater-Based Mystery 'If We Were Villains'
The final year of college can be a sensitive time for anyone. But for these acting students, it's even more fraught — with Shakespearean revenge and betrayal, lust and love and broken hearts... both onstage and off.
Bake Like an Alaskan with a Rum Cake Recipe Inspired by 'The Whale and The Cupcake'
Bake Like an Alaskan with a Rum Cake Recipe Inspired by 'The Whale and The Cupcake'
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a person desiring to experience the food of Alaska, must be in want of cake. For your consideration, we submit this cake: buttery, sweet, gooey, and rich with tradition.
How the Alaska State Library & Museum in Juneau Preserves & Celebrates Alaskan Culture
How the Alaska State Library & Museum in Juneau Preserves & Celebrates Alaskan Culture
This award-winning building is a work of art itself, with windows that frame the natural beauty of its setting on the waterfront. Inside, you'll find a lovely glass mural, history and art exhibits, and so many books.
SSoP Podcast Episode 14 — Alaska: Fresh-Caught Salmon, Cake Mix, and So Many Bears
SSoP Podcast Episode 14 — Alaska: Fresh-Caught Salmon, Cake Mix, and So Many Bears
In this show, we discuss the surprises of life in Alaska and recommend books that transported us there: a vivid memoir, two novels where snow is a character, a story set in commercial fishing, and two foodie books.
A Landmark Pub, Foghorn Tunes, Literary Houses, Capri & More: Endnotes 04 September
A Landmark Pub, Foghorn Tunes, Literary Houses, Capri & More: Endnotes 04 September
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got Edith Wharton's private library, books set in Florence, a new version of Pride and Prejudice, Dino National Monument, and more.
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