1. Happy Birthday, Mary Shelley!

  2. Remembering Seamus Heaney, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995, who died on this day in 2013.

  4. This is Dillon. He was sent his Animal Farm shirt through our new partnership with KultureCity. KultureCity is an organization supporting families with children who have autism. KultureCity is working towards helping families gain access to programs, devices, such as iPads for nonverbal children, respite care for the parents and other fun stuff like our shirts! Dillon has autism and is nonverbal. Dillon’s strengths these days are that he is calmer and happier. He is trying so hard to understand what his teachers and family are teaching him and is doing well using his iPad. We are thrilled to support KultureCity and great kids like Dillon!

  5. coverspy:


    #NatBookFest is almost here! Two ace agents will infiltrate the Convention Center on a special mission to post live from the Festival. Don’t miss the secrets they’ll spill!

    Other asides from the world of CoverSpy:

    1. Do you like books? Are you nosy? If you answered yes to both those questions, you are CoverSpy material! If you’re in DC, email dc@coverspy.com to be read into your mission. If you live in/near NYC, San Francisco, Toronto, Portland, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, Seattle, there is a chapter for you!

    2. Sign up for The Intelligence Report, a monthly debriefing from the CoverSpy chapters on all the latest happenings. (Secret: Lots of ‘happenings’ are on the way.)

    3. In the spirit of Labor Day weekend, tell us your favorite outdoor reading experience from this summer (book and location)!

    DC counterparts! Check this one out.

  6. joehillsthrills:

    Did this work? Let’s hope. The full UK trailer, for your viewing pleas-ah.

    (Source: Yahoo!)

  7. atlantahistorycenter:

    When I post quotes from Gone With the Wind and people say “That wasn’t in the movie!”

    (via politicsprose)

    The perfect accessory for a well “composed” outfit.

  9. The Floating Library is a pop-up, mobile device-free public space aboard the historic Lilac Museum Steamship berthed at Pier 25 on the Hudson River in New York City for September 6- October 3, 2014. 

  10. via Pam Allyn of Lit World, speaking at the Scholastic Teacher Week event

  11. Happy Birthday, Annie Proulx!

  12. "You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you."

    Happy Birthday, Ray Bradbury! 

  13. strandedstmarkscitylights:

    Cat has no patience for your spiraling modern epic, James Joyce.

    (Source: hotbouys, via abookblog)

  14. Remembering Elmore Leonard, who died on this day, August 20, in 2013.

  15. Happy Birthday, H.P. Lovecraft!