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Read Anything Worthwhile Lately?

"Reading is the key that opens doors to many good things in life. Reading shaped my dreams and more reading helped me make my dreams come true." - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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The Power of Black Poets: A Selection of Five Poems from ‘Academic Activist’ Dr. Joanne Gabbin

A conversation with Furious Flower Poetry Center Executive Director and Academic Activist, Dr. Joanne Gabbin, about the importance of black poetry and the poems she recommends we read right now.

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Books, Books & More Books

“Because I’m of the old-fashioned conviction that reading is a pleasure to be carefully guarded at all times.” - Jenny Colgan, The Bookshop on the Corner

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A Conversation With Fanny Singer About Her Mother-Daughter Memoir, Always Home

"It wasn’t that I woke up one morning and thought this is the book I needed to write, but then it was the only book I could write. I very quickly understood there was no way for me—as Alice Waters’s daughter—to exist in the public eye without acknowledging and writing that. Rather than feel encumbered by it, how can I talk about all the wonders of this relationship?"

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The ABCs of AOC with artist Krystal Quiles

It's Super Tuesday and in our efforts to encourage you to VOTE, we present an inspiring and positive political read appropriate for all ages!

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Last Minute Gift Ideas - Books To Give & Receive: The Fold's Best Books of 2019

We brought you quite the book selection this year. Here are a few standouts we are giving (and hoping to receive!) this holiday season.

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Anatomy Of A Cookbook

Cannelle et Vanille, the latest book from Aran Goyoaga, is available today. We interviewed the author, food stylist and photographer about her one-woman process and the heart of her work.

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The Literary Edit: For The Love of Books

We are acknowledging this month that, like the calendar year, we also go through "seasons" of preferences--particularly when it comes to reading. While in the summers we crave lighter, airier works of fiction to the deep, enthralling stores that move us in the winter, for the month of February we are focusing on 3 memoirs that are perfect for hunkering down and fighting the cold.

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The Literary Edit: A Gift Guide For Every Kind Of Reader On Your List

There is a title for every literary fan out there: spirited novels, cookbooks and fantastic stories in children's literature are just some of the genres comprising our holiday gift list. Read on to find the perfect book for the reader in your life or, better yet, yourself.

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A Conversation With Glynnis MacNicol, Author of No One Tells You This

For a lot of women, it can often feel as though stories about women in their 40s are few and far between. In her latest novel, No One Tells You This, author Glynnis MacNicol discusses the particularly difficult year in which she turned 40 and the self reflection that allowed her to realize being 40 is, actually, amazing.

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The Literary Edit: Our End of Summer Reading List

As summer passes its peak and our imaginations embrace the beginning of seasonal change, harness the compelling energy of these 5 novels we're reading this August to round-out our summer reading.

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The Literary Edit: Our May Reading List

This spring, we're reaching for titles that are juicy in both style and storyline, including Michael Pollan's unexpected new release and an Atwood-esque novel.

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Our April Reading List

While we wait for winter to fully abate, we're digging into this diverse selection of books: a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the restaurant industry, a look at injustice within the legal system and more.

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Our March Must-Read Books

This month, after a particularly tenuous few weeks in the U.S., we’ve compiled a book list of narratives that encourage empathy, compassion and expanded worldviews.

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The 4 Books We're Reading In February

We don't know about you, but we're making our way through this last chilly month of winter with a warm blanket and some good reads, including a chilling thriller, a lush romance, and even an old favorite children's book series.

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6 Books To Start The Year

Take a break from all of the self-help-oriented, New Year's-inspired reading, and dive into some fiction instead. You might be surprised by what the characters teach you about yourself, says our resident literary columnist.

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Must-Reads For Your Holiday Break

Whether you want to gift the perfect hardcover to your favorite book worm, or you need some entertainment on a long flight home for the holidays, we've got you covered.

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A Conversation with Love and Trouble author, Claire Dederer

Claire Dederer's latest memoir belongs on the must-read list for women of any age, for reasons both confronting and comforting. We interviewed the author on her writing process, aging and more.

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Winter's Best Books: Behind The Scenes With quarterlane + The Fold Memoir Box

Get a sneak peek at quarterlane's latest book collections, all jam-packed with dreamy winter reads. (And don't miss this season's special collaboration between quarterlane and The Fold!)

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October's Must-Read Books

This month's reading list includes more than a few intriguing novels from both debut authors and familiar favorite writers.

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Lisa Congdon on A Glorious Freedom and Being A Torchbearer For Women Over 40

Lisa Congdon's latest book is both visually and thematically inspiring. A Glorious Freedom reminds us there is much to live and learn over the age of 40.

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Autumn's Best Books: Behind The Scenes With quarterlane

Our resident bookworm recommends cozying up with a diverse variety of books this autumn: a beloved chef's memoir, a searing novel on love and loss, and more.

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Our August Reading List

Our resident bookworm, Elizabeth Lane of the book subscription box called quarterlane, shares the five reads she's currently devouring and adoring.