Emily Stochl

Emily is a proud Midwesterner, living in Iowa. Reading literary fiction has always been her favorite. She also enjoys yoga and tending to her hundreds of houseplants -- you might say Emily is a bit “crunchy granola." She is the producer and host of a podcast about vintage and second-hand style, called Pre-Loved Podcast. She’s really into sustainability, and old things! IG: @brumeanddaisy

12 Books to Use to Learn a Skill While at Home

These books to use to learn a skill, include cooking, yoga, gardening, writing, crafting, baking bread, drawing comics, brewing kombucha, and more!

Pennsylvania Library Creates a Hogwarts Digital Escape Room

A Pennsylvania library created a Hogwarts digital escape room; boredom be gone, we're headed to Hogwarts!

10 Bookstagram Post Ideas for 2020

Need inspiration for bookstagram? We've rounded up 10 ideas to spark inspiration.

Shakespeare and Co. Reading List

Here's a Shakespeare & Co. reading list, featuring some of the famous writers who have been a part of the notable Paris bookstore’s history. 

The Multi-Generational Book Club

A new book clubber on the benefits of participating in one very multi-generational book club, with readers ranging from age 25 to approximately 75. 

Sharing Books Online: An Evolution Over the Last Decade

How has book blogging changed in the last decade, and what does the future hold? One reader turned to these literary influencers for answers.

The Beer Lover’s Big Book List

Beer books for beer lovers of all kinds.

In Library Renovations, When Do Discussions of Accessibility Arise?

After recent news of major library renovations that failed to plan for accessibility, it's important to talk about the whens and hows of accessible design.

Literary Tourism in St. Louis, MO

12 Home Library Ideas And Trends We Loved In 2019

Even if you're working with a small budget or space, you'll find ideas from these stunning home library ideas and trends from 2019 to use in your space.

15 Eco-Friendly Gifts for Readers

This list of eco-friendly gifts for readers includes a wide variety of sustainable goodies from totes to mugs to blankets to notebooks.

How To Find Upcoming Book Releases by Date

Five sites and resources that organize upcoming book releases by date, and will make keeping track of upcoming releases a lot easier on you.

Book Cover Design Trends for 2020

Maybe you can't judge a book by its cover but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy one and anticipate upcoming book cover trends.

Interview with Lyz Lenz on GOD LAND and Religious and Political Divides

GOD LAND author Lyz Lenz talks about growing up evangelical, and the process of investigating religion and politics in the Midwest.

7 Cool Things Libraries Are Doing, Beyond the Books

Libraries are awesome, don't you agree? Looking up library services, beyond the books, here are seven cool library initiatives I found and love.