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:

A Bookish Cross-Country U.S. Road Trip: Southern Pacific

8 states. 2400 miles. San Diego to Savannah. Hop in the car, because we're going on a bookish road trip across the Southern Pacific highway!

Books That Begin at the End

Let’s begin at the end. Here are 10 books that use reverse chronology to tell their stories by starting at the end and going back in time, including The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai.

The 10 Best U.S. Bookstores to Get Married In

Did you know that you can have your wedding in a bookstore? You can. And you should. Check out some of the best bookstores to get married in!

The Best Emily Dickinson Poems: Ranked

What are the best Emily Dickinson poems? Here's a list of the top 15.

13 Fun and Creative Book Storage Ideas

Don't have space for regular bookcases? Here's some creative and affordable ways to store and show off your book collection.

I Was a Middle School Library Volunteer

Here's how volunteering at a middle school library can singlehandedly change a 12-year-old's life, from someone who knows firsthand.

A Bookish Coastal U.S. Road Trip: I-95

Bangor to Key West. 13 states. Buckle up, because we've got cemeteries, old buildings, libraries, and bookstores to visit on this road trip!

Scary Poems to Read in the Dark

Let this collection of scary, creepy poems for adults and kids get you in the mood for a frightfully good October.

The Best Modern Shakespeare Adaptations

There are so many good Shakespeare adaptations and retellings. Here are 12 of the best, adapted from 12 of his most famous plays.

10 Chilling Historical Thrillers

Journey to 5 cities across 4 centuries with these chilling historical thrillers, featuring protagonists with unusual skill sets, unseen motivations, and an unrelenting drive for answers.