Emily Stochl

Emily is a proud Midwesterner, living in Iowa. Reading literary fiction has always been her favorite. She also enjoys yoga and tending to her hundreds of houseplants -- you might say Emily is a bit “crunchy granola." She is the producer and host of a podcast about vintage and second-hand style, called Pre-Loved Podcast. She’s really into sustainability, and old things! IG: @emilymstochl

Books With Harmful Depictions and Shaping “the Historical Record”

With a recent decision to cease reprints of six Dr. Seuss books due to racist depictions, consider how the historical record is shaped.

Libraries Offering Services to Seniors During COVID-19 Pandemic

Taking a look at libraries offering services to seniors during the pandemic, with programs for memory care, vaccine roll-out, and more.

Archives, Archivists, and Dealing With the Trump Presidency

A look at the role of archives and archivists in preserving the historical record and how the Trump presidency invites new challenges.

What Alternatives Are There to Goodreads?

If you're a Goodreads user looking for an alternative to the platform, consider these Goodreads alternatives and reading tools.

What is a Radical Bookstore?

What is a radical bookstore? Find information on what they are, how they engage with communities, how they operate, and more.

Nostalgia for Pre-Pandemic Reading Destinations

As we continue to stay at home, one reader muses about some favorite pre-pandemic reading destinations, from childhood to today.

Cookbooks for the Wannabe GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW Contestant

Cookbooks for those who love the Great British Bake Off, so you can learn the art of bread week, cake week, and patisserie.

Citizenship is an Outdated Requirement for Literary Prize Eligibility

We're examining the eligibility requirements of five major literary awards, specifically looking at their positions on citizenship.

25 Must-Read Books to Understand Politics and Political Issues

A list of 25 great political books to learn more about political history and major political theories, including Women, Race, and Class by Angela Y. Davis.

10 Works of Environmental Literature From Around the World

If you’re looking for compelling works of fiction set in far flung places, pick up one of these novels about the environment set around the world, such as The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy.