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Edgar Allen Poe Quote Wall Art Poster

Book vending machine in the Netherlands

Aphoristic writing advice from famous authors [15 pictures] Take some quick, witty tips on writing from some of the world’s greatest authors…

Aphoristic writing advice from famous authors [15 pictures]

Tolkien’s letter to his sons as Father Christmas, 1925 [3 pictures] A posthumously published book by J.R.R. Tolkien called The Father Christmas Letters features stories and pictures that he wrote and drew for his children at Christmas time between 1920 and 1942. Here’s the letter that Father Christmas wrote to Tolkien’s kids in 1925…

Unicorn Recipe Discovered In Lost Medieval Cookbook Found In British Library. Image detail shows "The Remains of the Unicorn".

E. B. White explains why he wrote “Charlotte’s Web” In 1952, a few weeks before Charlotte’s Web came out, E. B. White’s editor asked him to share his inspiration for the book with the publisher’s marketing department. Here is his thoughtful and intriguing response…

In 1920, Oregon's Opal Whiteley was the center of international controversy. Her childhood diary was called a work of genius, until readers discovered hidden clues to a mystery that has not been solved to this day.

Book store along the Seine, Paris

Igloo made of hundreds of books I would enjoy seeing this book igloo by Miler Lagos in person. I’d enjoy even more trying to make one on my own. But I’d enjoy most of all crawling into one of these bibliodomes and just taking a deep breath… Book smell!

Original handwritten outlines by famous authors [6 pictures]. Before authors begin their books, many will draft notes as a guide. Here is a look behind the scenes at several such plans in longhand by a few prominent writers… (Click the images for bigger versions.)

Original handwritten outlines by famous authors [6 pictures]

Library of Chateau de Fontainebleau

Playwright Tennessee Williams was photographed in his 1014 Dumaine St. home -- with a bust of Lord Byron -- shortly before his death in 1983. Photo courtesy of David Richmond

A rare portrait of a young Edgar Allan Poe.

“It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn; and whether it was the outward substance of things or the inner spirit of nature and the mysterious soul of man that occupied me, still my inquiries were directed to the metaphysical, or in its highest sense, the physical secrets of the world.” Mary Shelley (1797-1851) (England)