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‘Who knew people wanted a funny book on punctuation?’: Lynne Truss on writing Eats, Shoots & Leaves

The novelist recalls how some ‘wonderful stuff about commas’ helped her book surpass all expectations to become a No 1 bestseller Looking back to 2003, everyone involved in the publishing of Eats, Shoots & Leaves has reason to be proud, but at the time we were as surprised as anyone. Who knew there were millions […]

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Watch Celebrities Read Picture Books by Black Authors

Parents often use books as a way to introduce and spark conversations around important topics, concepts or themes with their kids. Using books in this way is particularly important now, as the country grapples with so many social justice issues. That’s why Netflix says it has created a new live-action show, Bookmarks:… Read more… Read […]

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How to Read Free Books by Women, Finally Released Under Their Real Names

There was a long period in our history when women wrote books using male pen names in order to have a shot at getting published. Things have improved since then (though apparently we still need fake male assistants for our requests to be taken seriously), and to celebrate these authors, and giving them credit under… […]