Born August 5, 1850, Guy de Maupassant was a popular 19th-century French writer. He is considered one of the fathers of the modern short story. He wrote more than 300 short stories, six novels, three travel books, and one volume of poetry. It is with Le Gaulois in 1883 that de Maupassant diverted himself from a career asContinue reading “Literary Birthday of a Horror Writer – Guy de Maupassant’s Horror Fiction and 10 Quotes”
There is no more important book to understand our times than Albert Camus’s The Plague, a novel about a virus that spreads uncontrollably from animals to humans and ends up destroying half the population of a representative modern town. Camus speaks to us now not because he was a magical seer, but because he correctlyContinue reading ““The Plague” by Albert Camus”
Coffee time! La pause café Pyrénées, 1943 Photo by Roger Parry
Celebrate National Bookmobile Day! Every day, bookmobiles help transform the communities they serve, providing everything from access to books, magazines and videos to job search assistance and much more.
Imagine your perfect bookstore Is it cozy and carefully curated? Is it stocked with every text you could ever hope to read? Can you sip from a craft cocktail while you browse? What makes a bookstore ideal is in the eye of the beholder. Luckily, the world is brimming with unique booksellers—from storesContinue reading “11 Unique Bookstores Around the World”