Posted 11 months ago

International Literacy Day 2013

Your Overstock.com blog team loves books, which is why we're excited about International Literacy Day. Officially, International Literacy Day 2013 was yesterday, September 8, but many schools and communities are celebrating today, too. Do you love to read? How do you share that passion with others?

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Posted 1 year ago

Overstock.com Interview with Author Nina Berry

Jen and Jessica sat down with "Otherkin" and "Othermoon" author and animal activist Nina Berry to get the story behind the stories. See what she has to say about tigers, shape shifting, and that body-defining back brace.

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Posted 2 years ago

Remembering Maurice Sendak

I may not have immediately recognized the name, but there was no forgetting the books that illustrated my childhood. I remember reading each of Sendak's with both awe and a bit of mild terror. I think that's exactly the reaction Sendak was hoping for. What do you remember most about Maurice Sendak's stories? Which is your favorite?

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Posted 2 years ago

International Children's Book Day

"Once upon a time, there was a story that the whole world told." There's something magical about books. They give you the power to transcend reality or to escape into a story and create your own imagery. And there's nothing quite like the smell of the paper and the satisfaction of turning each page through your fingers, saving your place for later.

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Posted 2 years ago

Callooh! Callay! It's Lewis Carroll's Birthday!

Today, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, would have turned 114. What better way to mark this frabjous day than to celebrate in the same whimsical fashion in which he wrote?

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Posted 2 years ago

Holiday Gift Guide: Young Adult Books

We've made it to November, and that means what's traditionally a gift-giving season is fast approaching. If you've (wisely) decided that you'd like to give books to the teenagers in your life but don't know what to pick, don't worry. I'm here to help.

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Posted 2 years ago

Hobbit Day Blog

It's hard to find a series that inspires more fan devotion that J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. These fantasy books spawned the Elvish language, impacted popular culture and inspired nearly official holidays -- like Hobbit Day.

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Posted 2 years ago

Signed, Smized, Delivered: Signed Copies of Tyra's Novel

What could possibly make your favorite book better? As for me, I'm looking forward to getting my hands on a signed copy of Modelland, the new release from supermodel-turned-media-mogul-turned-author, Tyra Banks.

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Posted 3 years ago

Summer Reads

O.co (aka Overstock.com) has recently lowered prices on many of our books, and the timing is perfect because summer is simply the best time for reading.

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Posted 3 years ago

Battle Cry: Driving through U.S. History

This year the United States commemorates the sesquicentennial of the start of the Civil War.

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