Amid the uncertainty of a worldwide pandemic, many Houstonians have found themselves aching to be transported from the monotony of a socially-distanced, work-from-home routine. Maybe we yearn to be touched in a time where human contact has become taboo. Maybe we simply want to educate ourselves about the social unrest present in our streets. Regardless of the motivation, people find refuge in the solace of loved hobbies and comforting tales. While real-time adventures may have to wait a while, books are ready to fill the gap that disease has created between us. While you’re at it, why not support an independent bookstore in need of our patronage? Here’s a few Houston treasures worth checking out.
We’ve been spending a lot of time at home these days and you know what that means: more time to read! While quarantine and social distancing measures pose no problem for fans of e-readers, other book nerds might be missing the days when you could aimlessly wander the bookstore aisles.
Are you looking to get your hands on a new (or used) book and support small businesses in the process? Read on for our top tips on buying books during the age of COVID-19.
Black lives matter. In the weeks since George Floyd’s death, some strides have been made at various levels towards supporting that statement, but racism is systemic, and it has a long history. The work that has just been getting started needs to be sustained in the long run in order for there to be lasting change, and it starts with the individual. So, as readers, as writers, as lovers of the written word, what can you do to support the BLM movement? We have three ideas.
March 2nd is Dr. Seuss's birthday, but it's also National Read Across America Day, a holiday that celebrates the joys of reading! The day also brings awareness to the importance of literacy and advocates the National Education Association's (NEA) mission of motivating kids to read more.