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Read like Rowling: Five Books that Influenced "Harry Potter"

 
The magic of the Harry Potter series (besides, you know, the wand-waving and stuff) is how easy the books are to sink into: the characters are delightful, the language is beautiful, and the lessons are profound. But these beloved tales of adventure and coming-of-age become even more rewarding when you’ve read all the books that its author relished as a reader.
 
The creatrix of the most beloved children’s series of ever is herself a ferocious bookworm (surprising, right?) who read and wrote stories all through her childhood and earned a BA in French and Classics at the University of Exeter. Here are five titles that cast a spell on Joanne Kathleen Rowling.
 

Six (More) Authors Who Rock

People often take for granted that musicians who write their own songs are very much like authors, except they put their stories to music. It comes to no surprise then that many musicians have published books, whether it be poems, short stories, or novels. Here are six talented musicians who have found success in the world of literature as well!

Literary Events in Philadelphia This Week: July 13th - July 20th

 
Now that the holidays are over and there’s no better way to pass the time than by reading, writing and enjoying the bookworm lifestyle, get ready for another week of awesome Philadelphia literary events, including, this week, readings, readings, and readings!
 

How to be Awesome at Binge-Watching a Television Series

Binge-watching a season of Game of Thrones? Yes please.

Bring your binge-watching to the next level. Follow these six steps to show that TV show who’s boss and make the most of your procrastination.

Ben H. Winters' World of Trouble Book Tour!

Ben H. Winters is hitting the road and coming to a bookstore near you, on a book tour to promote World of Trouble, the final book in The Last Policeman trilogy. 

In addition to reading from the book, signing copies, and greeting fans, Ben is going to have some fun swag to dish out on tour. Including a special Hank Palace coffee blend. Seriously. It's from our World of Trouble pre-order campaign (have you pre-ordered yet?!) and he'll have a few bags on the road with him. 

Check out the dates below, and come say hi! 

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