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Do you remember your first book? I do. I remember having a special place for it on my bookshelf, alongside my games and stuffed animals. No matter how many times I’d read it before, I was always excited to relive my favorite characters’ adventures…     Read more >>




The Most Stolen Library Books

If you had any doubt whether books would be around for much longer, have no fear! Apparently some books are so hot, they’re being stolen from libraries every day! MainStreet spoke with librarians around the country to find out which books and publications are swiped most…   Read more >>




Flipping Over The New Flipback – The Next Big Thing In Publishing?

I’m kind of old-fashioned when it comes to books. Even though devices like the Kindle make reading more convenient by storing so much material in a lightweight format, I just love the feel of a book in my hands. But now, there’s a way to get the printed version…     Read more >>




banned-books-week-logoGet Ready For Banned Books Week!

Who would ever think of bookworms as rebels? Not me, that’s for sure. But if you’ve ever read one of the following books, then consider yourself a radical. That’s because at some point in time, these works have all been banned by censors… Read more >>




Reading For Pleasure’s Holiday Gift-Giving Guide

Looking for a present for that special bookworm in your life? Have no fear – Reading For Pleasure’s holiday gift-giving guide is here! Shopping for book lovers doesn’t have to be stressful, nor is it expensive. You have a world of choices at your fingertips…     Read more >>





The New Year’s Resolution You Won’t Want To Break

We all know the most common resolutions made for the start of a new year – losing weight, getting organized, exercising, etc. – and how daunting they can be to keep. But I propose a new one, one that you won’t want to break: making more time to read for pleasure…     Read more >>




Don’t Break Hearts This Valentine’s Day! Give a Child a Book

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and with it comes the pressure to make the holiday live up to “The Notebook,” “The Vow,” and any other romantic book or movie where the guy stops at nothing to be with his leading lady and magically fulfills her every waking desire. BUT, for those who prefer to get back to reality, here’s what you can do instead… Read more >>




How You Can Take a Reading Vacation at a Country House, Italian Castle or Monastery

These last few days I’ve found myself thinking, “I desperately need a vacation.” I’m one of those people who goes nonstop, working feverishly to cross items off my never-ending to-do list. Although this attitude is great from a productivity standpoint, I usually end up burning myself out in the process. As I sat in my cubicle, waiting for a file to load, I thought back to an article about taking a reading retreat, a trip where you do nothing but eat, sleep and read…     Read more >>




The Modern Day Bookmobile: “A Weapon of Mass IN-struction

As you can see in the picture, this is literally an open air bookmobile known as “The Weapon of Mass Instruction.” Argentinian artist Raul Lemesoff took a 1979 Ford Falcon and outfitted it with shelves that carry hundreds of donated books through the streets of Buenos Aires, offering them for free to passersby. Click here to see “The Weapon of Mass Instruction” in action…     Read more >>




What Should Hunger Games Fans Read Next?

Now that the Hunger Games trilogy has been adapted to the big screen, fans are probably looking for the next YA book or series that will take them away to a whole new world where heroes battle injustice, loss and love, just like Katniss. Below are five new adventures that promise all this and more with movie versions in the works, too…     Read more >>