Why We Think Hell is Fiery: Dante’s Influence on our Modern Sinister Minds

We can thank Dante for those horrific dreams of burning in purgatory, The author of La Commedia (The Divine Comedy), considered a masterwork of world literature, Dante Alighieri was born Durante Alighieri in Florence, Italy, in 1265, to a notable family of modest means. His mother died when he was seven years old, and his father remarried,Continue reading “Why We Think Hell is Fiery: Dante’s Influence on our Modern Sinister Minds”

Happy National Bookmobile Day!

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.

Italian Mayor Uses Drones to Scream Profanities at Residents Ignoring Lockdown

A mayor in Italy has taken another novel, drone-based approach to encouraging Messina residents to stay indoors during the coronavirus crisis, which has affected Italy worse than any other country.

11 Unique Bookstores Around the World

  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”