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Which Favorite Literary Mother Is Your Mom?

By Kristin Masters. Apr 27, 2011. 1:18 AM.

Topics: Book Collecting, Rare Book Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is just around the corner in the US, and it’s time to start thinking about that perfect gift. That also got us thinking about our favorite literary moms, and what they’d love to read.


2011 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

By Kristin Masters. Apr 18, 2011. 3:17 PM.

Topics: Book Collecting, Awarded Books

Today the winners of the 2011 Pulitzer Prizes were announced at Columbia University. These prizes recognize excellence in newspaper journalism, literature, and musical composition. They are awarded to American writers and artists.


Witnessing the Masters

By Kristin Masters. Apr 7, 2011. 4:17 AM.

Topics: Biographies, Book News

The Masters Tournamen has over 75 years of history.  Played each year at the Augusta National Golf Club, the tournament embodies the rigor, athleticism, and beauty of golf.


Help Us Celebrate National Poetry Month!

By Kristin Masters. Apr 6, 2011. 4:41 AM.

Topics: Poetry

Here at Books Tell You Why, we love a good limerick and think sonnets are splendid. That’s why we’re happy to celebrate National Poetry Month.  If you’d like to join in the festivities, here are a few ways to join in:


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