Melissa Baron

Melissa lives in Chicago, and works as a technical writer and freelance copywriter. She is a former English major and graduate of the Denver Publishing Institute, and has never met a semicolon she didn’t accidentally abuse in some fashion because she loves them a little too much. In her spare time, she explores Chicago, writes fiction, goes on literary-themed road trips, and hangs out with her cat, Denali. Twitter: @MelissaBaron4 Blog:

Indie Bookstores You Can Shop At From Anywhere

No local indie near you? No problem! These independent bookstores across the U.S. offer online ordering and will ship anywhere.

The 9 Best REBECCA Retellings Ever Written

Craving some dark gothic suspense with a dash of romance this fall? Read on for nine of the best Rebecca retellings, including The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling.

A Guide to U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón’s Poems

Meet the new U.S. Poet Laureate, Ada Limón. This primer will introduce you to her work, including the best poems in her poetry collections.

10 Book Festivals Announced for 2023

It's never too early to see what book festivals have been announced for 2023! Here are 10 confirmed general, YA, and children's book festivals.

The 15 Most Instagrammed Bookstores in the World

The results are in: these are the 15 bookstores most featured on Instagram. Let's talk about why they're so popular on IG.

Best History Books for the Biggest Historical Eras

16 books spanning 6 historical eras covering 2.5 million years. Read these historical nonfiction books for the best slices of history.

8 Chosen Ones Who Refuse the Call

There are heroic chosen ones, and then there are chosen ones that refuse the call. These are their stories.

A Bookish Coastal U.S. Road Trip: Pacific Coast Highway

Seattle to San Diego. 1200 miles. We're taking a one route bookish road trip down the Pacific Coast Highway!

10 Books Like SEVERANCE To Make You Want To Avoid the Office Forever

If you loved this show's exploration of toxic corporate culture, here are 10 books like Severance to read while waiting for season two.

The Rivalry of Dear Abby and Ann Landers

The two biggest names in the advice column world were each other's biggest rivals. They were also twin sisters.