Greeting Cards Should Be a Place for Short Stories

Greeting cards are tangible, timeless, and show appreciation. Regardless if the greeting cards arrive early or late (for Christmas, New Year’s Day, St. Valentine’s Day, a birthday, or any other day), they’re an illustrated message that express all of the human emotions, such as serious or humorous affection, goodwill, gratitude, sympathy, or other sentiments. In … Read more

National Read a Book Day

If you’re here on this page, you’re most likely a reader of some sort. Whether you read for education or entertainment, you realize there is something to gain from reading. So, it would delight you to know that September 6 is National Read a Book Day! According to a recent study, over 74% of Americans … Read more

Walking BookFairs of India

If the people can’t come to the bookshop…bring the bookshop to the people. A love story This is such a beautiful, good news story that it’s easy to forget how much blood, sweat, and tears were likely involved. Let’s call it a multi-dimensional love story, starring Akshaya Rautaray and Satabdi Mishra. They connected among books … Read more

Elephant & Piggie – The Book Set That Every Home Needs

I enjoyed Tovah Yavin’s recent blog post “Helping Your Child Get Started – With Books!” so much that I wanted to build on it. Tovah recommends the Berenstain Bear series. I wholeheartedly agree. A friend lent me the entire set, and all my children devoured it. A whole set of books offers a special kind … Read more

The Warmth & Wisdom of Alexander McCall Smith

A Renaissance man, former University of Edinburgh law professor, and instructor of medical law and bio-ethics, prolific Alexander McCall Smith has written over 100 books, completes five or six a year, and is now trying his hand at composing librettos and operas. ‘Talented’ would be an understatement for this brilliant, insightful, one-of-a-kind author and humanitarian, … Read more

Middle-Grade Books: The Rise of the Page Count

As a child of the incredible ’90s and aughts (yes, that does make me a millennial), I have seen various things come and go—CDs to digital music, physical books to e-readers, and all that in between. The length of middle-grade books has also seen a significant change throughout the years. First, let us discuss what … Read more