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    As readers, we’ve always reveled in this idea that we can travel incredible distances without ever leaving the comfort of our own home. We’re taking that sentiment to heart these days – especially now that international travel feels like a fantasy and taking a plane or train anywhere is an unnecessary risk. To celebrate the summer vacations we’re not taking, we’ve gathered some of our favorite books – books where the international setting truly feels like another character. Go the extra mile by reading each of these books with a friend or family member. That way, you can “travel” together.

  • [Image: still from Netflix's The Old Guard trailer]

    Over the last few years, Netflix has really held the market on adapting comics to television. Sure, other streaming services have done the same, like Amazon Prime with The Boys and Hulu with The Runaways, but comic adaptations like Locke and Key, Daredevil, October Faction, and The Umbrella Academy have been the bread and butter of Netflix. This month, they're at it again with The Old Guard, based on the comic of the same name by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez and starring Charlize Theron as the lead character. Well Netflix, here are some other comic books which could really use a good show!

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    Cheer Up the Lonely Day is coming up and let’s face it: we’re all a little lonely out here. Whether we’re still quarantining (flatten that curve! wear your mask!) or just simply in a melancholy state of mind, we can all use a little company – even if that company comes in the form of fictional characters in our favorite books and movies. And hey, even fictional characters crave a little companionship. And what if they’re simply stuck in the wrong universe. Today, we’re pairing some of our favorite bookish characters with lonely characters from movies and TV. Because everyone deserves a friend!

  • With the release of Bookish and the Beast only one month away and the preorder campaign kickoff (you can get an exclusive The Princess and the Fangirl short story and, if you're in the U.S., a signed bookplate), we thought now would be a good time to look at quotes from all three Once Upon a Con titles...and match them to your astrological sign!

    Are you a stubborn Taurus or a hustling Virgo? Do you know a Scorpio that reminds you of a Dalek? Whether you share on social or forward to a friend, these cards are perfect for looking in and out. Just click through to the image and then right click to save!

  • Science is endlessly fascinating. It’s the puzzle of the universe that great minds have been working on bit by bit since, well, since the first great mind. But this book started with another passion of mine: weird history.

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    You know the old saying: friends who read together, stay together. While we’re big fans of book clubs, deep down we know that the best book clubs aren’t clubs at all – they’re pairs of best friends agreeing to read the same book, just so the other doesn’t have to go through all those literary feelings alone. As we continue our socially distanced friendships, two-person book clubs are one of the only things keeping our spirits up. So, we wanted to spread that joy to our favorite fictional BFFs. Enjoy!

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