101 Books To Read This Summer Instead of '50 Shades of Grey'
This epic flowchart goes to great lengths to help you help yourself put down the trashy erotica. Share it if you know anybody who's reading "50 Shades" right now.
9 Times Ibuprofen Won't Work—and Could Be Dangerous
Scientists are beginning to realize that ibuprofen may not be as benign as we thought. Here's when you should just say no.
How Bats Protect Rare Books at This Portuguese Library
Bats have been living behind the bookshelves since the 19th century.
13 Survival Tips That May Save Your Life Someday
Some inadvertent deaths are unavoidable—wrong place, wrong time. But most aren't. Staying alive requires perceiving threat, feeling dread, and responding. Here'
First Edition Books: What Every Book Collector Needs to Know
Nothing gets a book collector’s pulse racing faster than the discovery of a first edition – especially a rare one by a famous author. But how can you be sure that a book is, indeed, a first edition? Deciphering the clues can be perplexing, especially if you’re a novice bibliophile To learn more about first editions, we turned to book expert Bruce MacMakin, who is Senior Vice President of the San Francisco auction house PBA Galleries . PBA specializes in fine antiquarian and collectible books, autographed ephemera, and works on paper. How does one identify a first edition? Each publisher has its own way of identifying first editions of its publications, and even those are not always consistent, especially when taken over a span of years or decades. Many state “First Edition,” usually…
Why This Christian Doesn't Need a Perfect Bible
Either the Bible is true or it isn’t. Chances are if you’ve spent any time in church or engaged in religious debate with a Christian, you’ve encountered this sentence in one form or another. It’s the premise that the Bible is an all-or-nothing proposition; either inerrant and without blemish—or useless. This idea often surfaces during some moment of… Continue Reading Why This Christian Doesn’t Need a Perfect Bible
Free Comic Book Day: What is it?
Free Comic Book Day is the first Saturday in May. It's an International Event that celebrates comic books and the local comic shops that provide them to thei...
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