#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 best of a bad situation and start on our weekend reading. Here are the books that floated us through the deluge.
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Now on Scribd: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt!

At long last, we're thrilled to welcome Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to Scribd. They've long been one of our favorite publishers, with a long history of publishing books from some of the most beloved and celebrated writers of all time, from Nathaniel Hawthorne to George Orwell, Virginia Woolf, Robert Penn Warren, Umberto Eco, Ursula K. Le Guin, and more.
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#FridayReads: 12/5 Edition


Thanksgiving is over, the family is (finally) gone, and yet we still feel like we’re wandering around in a Tryptophan-induced haze. That makes it oddly appropriate that this week we’ve found ourselves reaching for fiction to match our state of mind–bizarre, haunting, strange stories about family, love, and the fundamental strangeness of human relationships. Read more

New & Noteworthy: Food coma edition

Happy Thanksgiving! Whether you’ll be spending the holiday recovering from a food coma, enduring the hassle of finding those bargains, or just trying to avoid eye contact with crazy Great Aunt Ethel, there are plenty of great titles here from our newest publishing partners to help you truly enjoy the long weekend.
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#FridayReads: 11/21 edition

This week we got a brief but blessed respite from the Golden State's ongoing historic drought, and it was hard to resist the urge to skip work and hole up in the coffee shop by a window to read and listen to the patter of rain. We managed, somehow; but it did put us in the perfect mood for our weekend reads.
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No Shame YA: Listening to The Hunger Games


In which Ashley experiences her beloved Hunger Games as an audiobook for the first time. You can check out the previous installment here.

I love The Hunger Games more than I love most people, which some of my friends find disconcerting given that it’s a book about kids killing other kids for my amusement. Read more

#FridayListens from our team


UPDATE! We’re happy to announce that audiobooks landed on iOS over the weekend. Find the newest version of the app in the app store. (Commence cheering, fist pumping, and high-fiving.) 

This week, we’re celebrating the addition of audiobooks to our library with a special edition of #FridayReads  - #FridayListens, featuring the audiobooks that our team is most excited about. Read more

Why give one book…


…When you can give more than half a million?

It’s that time per year again, and we’re just thrilled by the notion of giving 500,000 ebooks and 30,000 audiobooks to our friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, spouses, parents, godparents, children, cousins, second-cousins, co-workers, assistants, bosses, teachers, students, mixologists, bartenders, baristas, cupcake bakers, dog-walkers, cat-sitters, translators, mailmen, dry cleaners, Uber drivers, dentists, doctors, nurses, yoga teachers, accountants, doormen, landlords, real estate agents, farmers market vendors, movie theater ticket takers, and all the regulars at our neighborhood watering hole. Read more