1. politicsprose:

    How Long Does It Take to Read Popular Books?

    Going by the average reading rate of most adults (300 words per minute), Personal Creations mocked up this infographic to put some of literature’s most popular works into perspective.

    Via Electric Lit.

    (via powells)

     

  2. Get A Book Recommendation From NYPL!

    nypl:

    Looking for something to read? Give us any number of clues and we will make some recommendations. Tell us the title of a book you loved. Was it the story, the characters, the setting, or the language that appealed to you? Are you devoted to a particular genre or want to try a new one? We love a challenge - ask us today!

    We will be checking our inbox daily and post back at least one request a week!

     
  3. Happy Birthday, Agatha Christie!

     
  4. The Giver by Lois Lowry. What will you be reading this week?

     
  5. Remembering David Foster Wallace, who died on this day, September 12, in 2008. 

    "This is water" is an excerpt from the 2005 commencement address he gave to Kenyon College graduates. Read the full address here

     
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  7. RT  Loving my new themed office decor. Thanks !

     
  8. bookriot:

    The full trailer for Mockingjay: Part 1 hits in 5 days. Here’s another teaser in advance.

    Here’s the official movie poster, too.

     
     
  9. Happy 186th Birthday, Leo Tolstoy! Images are from the fantastic Google Doodle tribute to Tolstoy and his work, including Anna Karenina and War and Peace.

     
  10. Today is International Literacy Day.

    16% of the world population is illiterate and 2/3 of the world’s illiterate adults are women. Source: UNESCO 

     
  11. We added an Of Mice and Men women’s shirt and Harold and the Purple Crayon is back!

    These styles and everything else are 30% OFF now through Sunday!

     
  12. "They danced down the streets like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I’ve been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad for life, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!’”

    On the Road by Jack Kerouac was published on this day, Sept 5, in 1957.

     
  13. This is Emma and she is 10 years old. Emma has music in her soul and dances wherever, whenever! She received her Madeline shirt as part of our partnership with KultureCity. KultureCity supports families of children with Autism. One of the many things that KultureCity does is work with families to help them feel connected to their communities when at times they can feel a big disconnect. At Out of Print, we are hoping to help bridge the gap by giving these kids great shirts to start a conversation about the world’s best stories!  

     
  14. duttonbooks:

    lunch break! 

    (Source: leeandlow)

     
  15. NEW: Literary pennants!

    Featuring Pencey Prep, West Egg, Pemberley and Emerald City!