James Dean | American film actor | Britannica.com


Editor’s Note: Died this day, 1955, great actor gone too soon…

James Dean: James Dean, an American film actor who became a symbol of the confused, restless, and idealistic youth of the 1950s.

Source: James Dean | American film actor | Britannica.com

How Audiobooks Are Becoming an Art Form Unto Themselves

Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast

Audiobooks are here to stay—and that’s good news for readers.

Source: How Audiobooks Are Becoming an Art Form Unto Themselves

Why Books Will Always Matter – The Scholarly Kitchen

An inspirational talk by the National Book Foundation’s Lisa Lucas.

Source: Why Books Will Always Matter – The Scholarly Kitchen

Nothing Can Kill Key West

The place that Hemingway put on the map will always have a special kind of magic.

Source: Nothing Can Kill Key West

How Books Designed for Soldiers’ Pockets Changed Publishing Forever – Atlas Obscura

A biography of George Gershwin, in ASE format. Library of Congress
A biography of George Gershwin, in ASE format. Library of Congress

Prior to WWII, Americans didn’t think much of softcover books.
Source: How Books Designed for Soldiers’ Pockets Changed Publishing Forever – Atlas Obscura