Mikel Jollett, Author of Hollywood Park, on Life Inside and Outside a Cult

Author Mikel Jollett sat down to chat with us about his earliest memories, his complicated relationship with his mother, and how it felt to remember his beloved father through his writing.

12 Poets to Follow on Instagram

Instagram is a poetry paradise right now.

How to Choose a Book for Your Book Club

Four ways to pick a book for your next great discussion.

Jennifer Finney Boylan, Author of Good Boy, on the Dogs That Knew Her Best

Good Boy author Jennifer Finney Boylan sat down with us to chat about favorite pets, connecting one’s past and present, and what she’s working on next.

The Key to Business Success: Listening

You’d be surprised at how one simple skill can change your career.

The Hand Sell: Karen Hayes, Parnassus Books

Karen Hayes, co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville, shares her favorite genres, bookstores, and authors.

Online Book Clubs You Can Join Anytime

While we deeply appreciate our tight-knit, in-person book clubs, the benefits to joining an online book club are many.

10 Most Beautiful Bookstores to Visit Once in Your Lifetime

When planning your next adventure, build your itinerary around visiting one of these dazzling bookstores from all over the world.

Our Favorite Podcasts About Relationships and Love

These eight podcasts provide a range of views of love and belonging — from how we get there to how we make it work over the long haul.

Author Kate Murphy Knows That Listening is Both an Art and a Skill

In her new book You’re Not Listening, Kate Murphy draws attention to the worldwide epidemic of not listening, exposing the profound impact that it is having on us all and showing what we can do about it.

From Book-to-Film: Classic Christmas Movies

The film adaptations we snuggle up with every holiday season.

How to Connect with Strangers at Holiday Parties

Here’s one tried-and-true way to avoid awkward conversations while talking to strangers.

The Best Podcasts of 2019

When we’re not reading, we’re plugged in to podcasts. And these 10 are the best of the best this year.

Gift Ideas for Book Lovers

To celebrate the holiday spirit, the Celadon team shares their favorite bookish gifts that they have given or received.

How to Listen to Your Family During the Holidays

For many reasons, listening is far more valuable than talking. You’re Not Listening by Kate Murphy offers guidance for connecting with family during the holidays.

10 Bookstagrammers to Follow Now

The reading life has never looked better than in the Instagram accounts of these talented book lovers.

50 Inspiring Quotes About Books and Reading

Books are important for the mind, heart, and soul. But don’t take it from us: These quotes about reading speak for themselves.

Diverse Voices: LGBTQIA+ Authors to Watch

Class, religion, race, gender, ableism, and sex intersect in important ways. Meet some of the authors telling these stories today.

15 Beautiful Libraries from Around the World

History and art are preserved alongside books in these spectacular libraries around the world.

The Hand Sell: Nate Perkins, Trident Booksellers

Nate Perkins, manager of Trident Booksellers, talks book recommendations, memorable store moments, and the literary scene in Boulder, Colorado.

Heike Faller, Author of “Hundred: What You Learn in a Lifetime” on Shared Life Experiences

German writer Heike Faller contemplated both life’s joys and sorrows for her American debut.

The Hand Sell: Jane Estes, Lark & Owl Booksellers

Jane Estes, founder of Lark & Owl, talks about the importance of being inclusive, the power of teamwork, and shares some favorite books.

Colin Butcher, Author of “Molly,” on the Business of Cat Rescue

Molly is the incredible true story of a British detective agency that finds missing pets. One of the partners just happens to be a cocker spaniel.

Aarti Shahani, Author of “Here We Are,” on Revisiting Her Past

The NPR reporter details her family’s immigrant story, with a dose of criminal justice, in her new book Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares.

What Is Emotional Intelligence?

Feelings are complicated. On one hand, we’re supposed to understand what triggers them. On the other, we’re not supposed to let them create obstacles in our lives. It’s an impossible ask: Have your feelings, but don’t react to them. This is why we need emotional intelligence.

Marc Brackett, Author of “Permission to Feel,” on How Using Our Emotions Makes Us More Intelligent

The founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Marc Brackett is upending the old saying “Think with your head, not your heart.”

Best Podcasts: Summer 2019

A look at the 2000 presidential election, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and behind-bars prison experiences.

The Silent Patient Covers from Around the World

Published in more than 40 territories, The Silent Patient’s international covers are as thrilling as the story itself.

Check It Out: Becky Spratford, Readers’ Advisor, MLIS

Readers’ advisory expert Becky Spratford sounds off on independent bookstores, a parallel-universe Nobel laureate, and how librarians learn to connect you with the books you love.

13 Hilarious Grammar Memes That Describe How We Really Feel

We can’t be the only ones who take great delight in a well-crafted grammar meme.

The Hand Sell: Maxwell Gregory, Lake Forest Book Store

The manager of Lake Forest Book Store in Illinois talks impactful literature, bookstore trends, and memorable moments.

R.L. Maizes, Author of We Love Anderson Cooper, on Outsiders, Animals and Advice for Writers

We sat down with the author to discuss these unforgettable stories, her writing advice, and what’s next.

#Bookstagrams We Love

Instagram is full of inspiration for how to live your best reading life.

Best Podcasts: May 2019

This month’s best podcasts explore two genres that go hand-in-hand: history and true crime.

How to Find a Book Club Near You

There are so many reasons to join a book club beyond simply reading and discussing books. Here’s where to look for book clubs near you, and the essential questions to ask once you find them.

The Hand Sell: Mark Lamframboise, Politics & Prose

When you stop by to pick up a book, you may run into a former president or an author promoting his book—with an R&B concert.

Books-to-TV: 20 Small-Screen Adaptations We Can’t Wait to Watch

Ready for some serious couch time? These are the shows we’re looking forward to this year.

Indie Bookstore Day 2019: Where to Celebrate in Your City

Exclusive merch, discounts, readings, shop crawls, and more!

6 Books Coming to Movie Theaters This Spring

Troubled pets, fateful love stories, and a legendary author’s life—these are the adaptations we’ll be watching on the big screen this Spring.

Fun to Read: 8 Authors to Follow on Social Media

For these writers, priceless quips aren’t just for book pages.

Books We’d Love to See on the Big Screen

Reading is our first love; watching great adaptations of our favorite novels is another.

Best Audiobooks: February 2019

The real-life consequences of at-home DNA tests, fun with grammar, and how America’s opioid epidemic is just tip of a global crime syndicate.

A Nearly Normal Family Author M.T. Edvardsson on Murder, Family, and Loyalty

The novelist and former high school teacher on the questions he asked himself before writing this novel.

Ashton Applewhite: Ageism Harms Us All

We talked to Ashton about what ageism means, when it starts, and what the “U-Curve” is.

2019 Oscar-nominated Movies Based on Books

Some of the year’s best films lived on the page before the screen.

Best Podcasts: January 2019

The New Year begins with the search for Bigfoot, an adventurous self-improvement show, and the history of country music’s most outrageous moments.

Ashton, Is This Ageist?

The author of THIS CHAIR ROCKS: A MANIFESTO AGAINST AGEISM weighs in on what is—and isn’t—ageist.

6 Binge-worthy Shows Based on Books

Some of the best shows available to stream right now are based on books–these are worth a watch from pilot to finale.

10 Things for Book Lovers to Buy with All Those Holiday Gift Cards

What to buy yourself—from the comfort of your own home—this holiday season.

6 Things You Didn’t Know About “The Night Before Christmas”

Controversy, reindeer name changes–the famous feel-good poem has a past!

What Is Ageism?

THIS CHAIR ROCKS author and activist Ashton Applewhite challenges the last socially acceptable prejudice.

Best Podcasts of 2018: December

This month’s list includes an impolite interview show and the spooky tale of a trucker searching the backroads of America for her missing wife.

9 Steps to Running a Great Book Swap

The best way to pass on books you love and find new treasures from those you trust.

How to Throw a Great Literary-Themed New Year’s Eve Party

Everything you need to know to host a Game of Thrones, Steampunk, or Great Gatsby-inspired New Year’s Eve bash.

5 Reasons to Love Librarians–and Why Most of Us Can’t Do Their Jobs

Librarians should be celebrated every day, and November 18 has been designated “High Five a Librarian Day.”

Happy Thanksgiving! Celadon’s Recipe Roundup

Sweet treats, turkey tips, and annual traditions from the Celadon Family.

Best Podcasts of 2018: November

From politics and true crime to pop culture and an alleged sex cult, this month’s best podcasts list has something for everyone.

What to Watch: The Girl in the Spider’s Web and Other New Movies Based on Books

You can almost set your calendar by the characters making the jump from printed page to movie screens.

3 Ways to Throw a Genre-themed Halloween Party

Looking for ideas on how to combine your favorite literature genre and its dastardly characters with the bedlam of a great Halloween party? Here’s how to nail down a party theme, inspire your guests with unexpected costume contests, and set the mood.

Best Podcasts of 2018: October

With Halloween is just around the corner the podcasts we’re listening to this month confront some of our deepest fears, from serial killers to cults, and worse, heartbreak.

The Hand Sell: Annie Philbrick, Bank Square Books

Nothing beats the inside line from a bookseller – how else can you get the scoop on the best books that are hitting shelves soon or the old favorites you’d do well to discover or revisit? In this installment, we’re cozying up to the “locally owned and fiercely independent” Bank Square Books, thanks to the candid recommendations from owner Annie Philbrick.

Biggest Upcoming Movies Based on Books: Read Boy Erased, Stephen King and More Books Going to TV and Film Before You See Them On Screen

How about this new Golden Age of television? You can hardly catch up with one show before everyone starts raving about another one—not to mention the book-driven Oscar bait soon to hit big screens across the country. Here are the best books worth reading that are behind the TV and films we’re most excited to see soon.

Best 2018 Podcasts: August

Whether you’re trying to distract yourself from a steamy commute or looking to be transported on a lazy afternoon, we’ve got just the thing for you.

Mikel Jollett, Author of Hollywood Park, on Life Inside and Outside a Cult

Author Mikel Jollett sat down to chat with us about his earliest memories, his complicated relationship with his mother, and how it felt to remember his beloved father through his writing.

12 Poets to Follow on Instagram

Instagram is a poetry paradise right now.

How to Choose a Book for Your Book Club

Four ways to pick a book for your next great discussion.

Jennifer Finney Boylan, Author of Good Boy, on the Dogs That Knew Her Best

Good Boy author Jennifer Finney Boylan sat down with us to chat about favorite pets, connecting one’s past and present, and what she’s working on next.

The Key to Business Success: Listening

You’d be surprised at how one simple skill can change your career.

The Hand Sell: Karen Hayes, Parnassus Books

Karen Hayes, co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville, shares her favorite genres, bookstores, and authors.

Online Book Clubs You Can Join Anytime

While we deeply appreciate our tight-knit, in-person book clubs, the benefits to joining an online book club are many.

10 Most Beautiful Bookstores to Visit Once in Your Lifetime

When planning your next adventure, build your itinerary around visiting one of these dazzling bookstores from all over the world.

Our Favorite Podcasts About Relationships and Love

These eight podcasts provide a range of views of love and belonging — from how we get there to how we make it work over the long haul.

Author Kate Murphy Knows That Listening is Both an Art and a Skill

In her new book You’re Not Listening, Kate Murphy draws attention to the worldwide epidemic of not listening, exposing the profound impact that it is having on us all and showing what we can do about it.

From Book-to-Film: Classic Christmas Movies

The film adaptations we snuggle up with every holiday season.

How to Connect with Strangers at Holiday Parties

Here’s one tried-and-true way to avoid awkward conversations while talking to strangers.

The Best Podcasts of 2019

When we’re not reading, we’re plugged in to podcasts. And these 10 are the best of the best this year.

Gift Ideas for Book Lovers

To celebrate the holiday spirit, the Celadon team shares their favorite bookish gifts that they have given or received.

How to Listen to Your Family During the Holidays

For many reasons, listening is far more valuable than talking. You’re Not Listening by Kate Murphy offers guidance for connecting with family during the holidays.

10 Bookstagrammers to Follow Now

The reading life has never looked better than in the Instagram accounts of these talented book lovers.

50 Inspiring Quotes About Books and Reading

Books are important for the mind, heart, and soul. But don’t take it from us: These quotes about reading speak for themselves.

Diverse Voices: LGBTQIA+ Authors to Watch

Class, religion, race, gender, ableism, and sex intersect in important ways. Meet some of the authors telling these stories today.

15 Beautiful Libraries from Around the World

History and art are preserved alongside books in these spectacular libraries around the world.

The Hand Sell: Nate Perkins, Trident Booksellers

Nate Perkins, manager of Trident Booksellers, talks book recommendations, memorable store moments, and the literary scene in Boulder, Colorado.

Heike Faller, Author of “Hundred: What You Learn in a Lifetime” on Shared Life Experiences

German writer Heike Faller contemplated both life’s joys and sorrows for her American debut.

The Hand Sell: Jane Estes, Lark & Owl Booksellers

Jane Estes, founder of Lark & Owl, talks about the importance of being inclusive, the power of teamwork, and shares some favorite books.

Colin Butcher, Author of “Molly,” on the Business of Cat Rescue

Molly is the incredible true story of a British detective agency that finds missing pets. One of the partners just happens to be a cocker spaniel.

Aarti Shahani, Author of “Here We Are,” on Revisiting Her Past

The NPR reporter details her family’s immigrant story, with a dose of criminal justice, in her new book Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares.

What Is Emotional Intelligence?

Feelings are complicated. On one hand, we’re supposed to understand what triggers them. On the other, we’re not supposed to let them create obstacles in our lives. It’s an impossible ask: Have your feelings, but don’t react to them. This is why we need emotional intelligence.

Marc Brackett, Author of “Permission to Feel,” on How Using Our Emotions Makes Us More Intelligent

The founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Marc Brackett is upending the old saying “Think with your head, not your heart.”

Best Podcasts: Summer 2019

A look at the 2000 presidential election, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and behind-bars prison experiences.

The Silent Patient Covers from Around the World

Published in more than 40 territories, The Silent Patient’s international covers are as thrilling as the story itself.

Check It Out: Becky Spratford, Readers’ Advisor, MLIS

Readers’ advisory expert Becky Spratford sounds off on independent bookstores, a parallel-universe Nobel laureate, and how librarians learn to connect you with the books you love.

13 Hilarious Grammar Memes That Describe How We Really Feel

We can’t be the only ones who take great delight in a well-crafted grammar meme.

The Hand Sell: Maxwell Gregory, Lake Forest Book Store

The manager of Lake Forest Book Store in Illinois talks impactful literature, bookstore trends, and memorable moments.

R.L. Maizes, Author of We Love Anderson Cooper, on Outsiders, Animals and Advice for Writers

We sat down with the author to discuss these unforgettable stories, her writing advice, and what’s next.

#Bookstagrams We Love

Instagram is full of inspiration for how to live your best reading life.

Best Podcasts: May 2019

This month’s best podcasts explore two genres that go hand-in-hand: history and true crime.

How to Find a Book Club Near You

There are so many reasons to join a book club beyond simply reading and discussing books. Here’s where to look for book clubs near you, and the essential questions to ask once you find them.

The Hand Sell: Mark Lamframboise, Politics & Prose

When you stop by to pick up a book, you may run into a former president or an author promoting his book—with an R&B concert.

Books-to-TV: 20 Small-Screen Adaptations We Can’t Wait to Watch

Ready for some serious couch time? These are the shows we’re looking forward to this year.

Indie Bookstore Day 2019: Where to Celebrate in Your City

Exclusive merch, discounts, readings, shop crawls, and more!

6 Books Coming to Movie Theaters This Spring

Troubled pets, fateful love stories, and a legendary author’s life—these are the adaptations we’ll be watching on the big screen this Spring.

Fun to Read: 8 Authors to Follow on Social Media

For these writers, priceless quips aren’t just for book pages.

Books We’d Love to See on the Big Screen

Reading is our first love; watching great adaptations of our favorite novels is another.

Best Audiobooks: February 2019

The real-life consequences of at-home DNA tests, fun with grammar, and how America’s opioid epidemic is just tip of a global crime syndicate.

A Nearly Normal Family Author M.T. Edvardsson on Murder, Family, and Loyalty

The novelist and former high school teacher on the questions he asked himself before writing this novel.

Ashton Applewhite: Ageism Harms Us All

We talked to Ashton about what ageism means, when it starts, and what the “U-Curve” is.

2019 Oscar-nominated Movies Based on Books

Some of the year’s best films lived on the page before the screen.

Best Podcasts: January 2019

The New Year begins with the search for Bigfoot, an adventurous self-improvement show, and the history of country music’s most outrageous moments.

Ashton, Is This Ageist?

The author of THIS CHAIR ROCKS: A MANIFESTO AGAINST AGEISM weighs in on what is—and isn’t—ageist.

6 Binge-worthy Shows Based on Books

Some of the best shows available to stream right now are based on books–these are worth a watch from pilot to finale.

10 Things for Book Lovers to Buy with All Those Holiday Gift Cards

What to buy yourself—from the comfort of your own home—this holiday season.

6 Things You Didn’t Know About “The Night Before Christmas”

Controversy, reindeer name changes–the famous feel-good poem has a past!

What Is Ageism?

THIS CHAIR ROCKS author and activist Ashton Applewhite challenges the last socially acceptable prejudice.

Best Podcasts of 2018: December

This month’s list includes an impolite interview show and the spooky tale of a trucker searching the backroads of America for her missing wife.

9 Steps to Running a Great Book Swap

The best way to pass on books you love and find new treasures from those you trust.

How to Throw a Great Literary-Themed New Year’s Eve Party

Everything you need to know to host a Game of Thrones, Steampunk, or Great Gatsby-inspired New Year’s Eve bash.

5 Reasons to Love Librarians–and Why Most of Us Can’t Do Their Jobs

Librarians should be celebrated every day, and November 18 has been designated “High Five a Librarian Day.”

Happy Thanksgiving! Celadon’s Recipe Roundup

Sweet treats, turkey tips, and annual traditions from the Celadon Family.

Best Podcasts of 2018: November

From politics and true crime to pop culture and an alleged sex cult, this month’s best podcasts list has something for everyone.

What to Watch: The Girl in the Spider’s Web and Other New Movies Based on Books

You can almost set your calendar by the characters making the jump from printed page to movie screens.

3 Ways to Throw a Genre-themed Halloween Party

Looking for ideas on how to combine your favorite literature genre and its dastardly characters with the bedlam of a great Halloween party? Here’s how to nail down a party theme, inspire your guests with unexpected costume contests, and set the mood.

Best Podcasts of 2018: October

With Halloween is just around the corner the podcasts we’re listening to this month confront some of our deepest fears, from serial killers to cults, and worse, heartbreak.

The Hand Sell: Annie Philbrick, Bank Square Books

Nothing beats the inside line from a bookseller – how else can you get the scoop on the best books that are hitting shelves soon or the old favorites you’d do well to discover or revisit? In this installment, we’re cozying up to the “locally owned and fiercely independent” Bank Square Books, thanks to the candid recommendations from owner Annie Philbrick.

Biggest Upcoming Movies Based on Books: Read Boy Erased, Stephen King and More Books Going to TV and Film Before You See Them On Screen

How about this new Golden Age of television? You can hardly catch up with one show before everyone starts raving about another one—not to mention the book-driven Oscar bait soon to hit big screens across the country. Here are the best books worth reading that are behind the TV and films we’re most excited to see soon.

Best 2018 Podcasts: August

Whether you’re trying to distract yourself from a steamy commute or looking to be transported on a lazy afternoon, we’ve got just the thing for you.