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My Ideal Bookshelf

 Thessaly La Force interviewed dozens of famous readers -- everyone from Jennifer Egan to Judd Apatow -- to learn what books they prize most dearly. Then Jane Mount turned their responses into whimsical yet forceful drawings. Comparing your favorites to those of these idols has never been more delightful.

 

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Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores

It's a fact: bookstore clerks remember all of the odd questions they're asked by customers. You can share in their gobsmacked disbelief with Jen Campbell's hilarious compilation. Customer: "Pride and Prejudice was published a long time ago, right?" Bookseller: "Yep." Customer: "I thought so. Colin Firth's looking really good for his age, then."

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April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysely Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

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