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  • April 2, 2015 • Featured, New & Noteworthy • Views: 704

    New & Noteworthy: April

    A new month, a new great selection of books for your reading pleasure, from bestselling historical fiction and literary thrillers to hard lessons for entrepreneurs to the science behind things that get you drunk to books about making your...

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  • March 17, 2015 • Featured • Views: 364

    Reading Around the World

    A few weeks ago, we asked our team of data nerds about reading activity around the world. We were pretty excited by what they came up, so we made it into a nice picture to share with you all. Enjoy!...

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  • March 13, 2015 • #FridayReads • Views: 404

    #FridayReads for 3/13

    Every Friday, our editors share which books, audiobooks, and comics have been keeping us company throughout the week. This week, a YA novel about a literally haunted teen, an epic history of the Progressive Age from the Pulitzer...

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  • February 19, 2015 • No Shame YA • Views: 673

    No Shame YA: Throne of Glass

    In which Ashley jumps on the Throne of Glass and does not look back....

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  • February 10, 2015 • Announcements • Views: 828

    Unlimited comics, now on Scribd

    That's right. We've just added more than ten thousand comics and graphic novels to our library, including titles from Marvel, IDW/Top Shelf, Valiant, Boom! Studios, Dynamite, Archie, and more. For the first time, characters as diverse as...

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  • January 16, 2015 • #FridayReads • Views: 445

    #FridayReads: “My Train’s Delayed” Edition

    Though the trains in and out of the City by the Bay aren't the most reliable, the trains bringing new books to our library continue to arrive right on schedule. This week we've been celebrating new titles from Macmillan, Tin House,...

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  • January 9, 2015 • #FridayReads • Views: 424

    #FridayReads: What Year Is It? Edition

    A great critic once called literature “equipment for living.” This week, we re-equipped ourselves for the new year. Maybe it’s because we’re all still recuperating from holiday overload, but a lot of us found...

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  • December 23, 2014 • New & Noteworthy • Views: 567

    Now on Scribd: Bloomsbury

    Great news: Just in time for Christmas, Hannukah, and Boxing Day, we’ve added more than 2,500 books from Bloomsbury to Scribd. They’re a great publisher with an absurdly good list of titles—from runaway bestsellers like Tom...

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  • December 19, 2014 • #FridayReads • Views: 389

    #FridayReads: Hibernation edition

    We don’t know about you, but we powered through this past week with one goal in mind: hibernating next week. With temperatures dropping and a slew of rainstorms passing through, we’re looking forward to staying inside with a mug of...

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  • December 12, 2014 • #FridayReads • Views: 387

    #FridayReads: Pineapple Express Edition

    We all survived the Pineapple Express (thanks for asking) and are now enjoying a sunny San Francisco afternoon. Yesterday, though, it was all power outages, flooded train tracks, and impassable streets. A couple of us decided to make the...

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