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  1. Hachette Book Group

    The Hachette Book Group is a leading trade publisher in the U.S. Authors include J.K. Rowling, Sebastian Junger, David Sedaris, Sandra Brown, Malcolm Gladwell, and more.

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  2. Austin Kleon

    Austin Kleon is a writer who draws. He’s the bestselling author of Steal Like An Artist and other illustrated books about creativity in the digital age.

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  3. Lonely Planet Kids

    Lonely Planet Kids — an offshoot of the popular travel guide company –inspires children to be curious about the world. The site features books, activities, family travel posts, and more.

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  4. Brightly

    Brightly, a site in partnership with Penguin Random House, helps parents grow lifelong readers. Find books for kids, reading strategies, age-specific book lists, exclusive author content, and more.

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  5. The sentences that make the stories

    At Nieman Storyboard, Jacqui Banaszynski highlights great sentences from two books, including Tommy Orange’s There There: From the dancing came the dancing. She writes: “It is lovely all on its own, as an arrangement of a few words between punctuation and white space. It is musical, especially when read aloud.”

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  6. Mary Laura Philpott

    Mary Laura Philpott is the author of the essay collection I Miss You When I Blink and the founding editor of MUSING, the digital magazine published by Parnassus Books. On her website, you’ll find links to her writing across the web, upcoming author events, and more.

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  7. Michael Pollan

    Bestselling author Michael Pollan writes about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the built environment.

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  8. Elizabeth Gilbert

    On the online hub of bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert, you’ll find a calendar of upcoming events, a menu for all of her books, and other information.

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  9. Dani Shapiro

    The official website of author Dani Shapiro includes stories and essays, interviews, and info on her books, workshops, and podcast.

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  10. Wonder Woman

    “We’re all a little weird thanks to our mothers. I’m carrying that tradition on with my own children.” Mary Laura Philpott, who blogged previously at I Miss You When I Blink, shares an excerpt from her new essay collection at Longreads.

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  11. Book sniffing note: Slanguage, by Bernard Share

    At Sesquiotica, James Harbeck revels in the memories of the scents of his books: “The way books smell matters.”

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  12. Entre Nous: Tressie McMillan-Cottom

    In Barb magazine, founder Marcelle Karp has a wide-ranging conversation with author and professor Tressie McMillan Cottom, on the South, black feminism, being a little petty, and much more.

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  13. Reading in the Age of Constant Distraction

    “What I do when I look at Twitter is less akin to reading a book than to the encounter I have with a recipe’s instructions or the fine print of a receipt: I’m taking in information, not enlightenment.” Mairead Small Staid explores the work of Sven Birkerts and reading in our digital age.

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  14. Dani Shapiro on her new memoir, DNA, and more

    “Hundreds of thousands of people are discovering that they didn’t know significant aspects of their own identities.” On her blog, Leslie Lindsay interviews author Dani Shapiro about her memoir Inheritance.

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  15. Sea Library

    Anna Iltnere lives in Jūrmala, a city along the sea in Latvia. “Ever since I fell in (love with) water a couple of years ago, books about the sea have become my passion. In 2018, I have opened a Sea Library here in Jūrmala for locals and others to read.”

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