Margret Aldrich

Margret Aldrich is a writer and recovering book editor who has worked with authors from American Indian activist Winona LaDuke to punk-rock guitar legend Cheetah Chrome. (They were equally intense and equally fantastic.) She is also a former editor, blogger, and librarian at Utne Reader, a magazine celebrating the best of the alternative press. Based in Minneapolis, Margret is a devoted Little Free Library owner who wonders what to do when a Sarah Palin biography shows up in one's LFL. Her book about Little Free Libraries—and how they spark community, literacy, and creativity around the world—came out from Coffee House Press in April. Twitter: mmaldrich

Book Giveaway for Groups Who Join the Action Book Club

Join the Action Book Club for a chance to win books -- and, of course, to take part in an awesome program.

Action Book Club: Readers Start a Ripple Effect of Good Deeds

This week, Little Free Library launched the Action Book Club, which combines reading with positive community action. Now, they want you to sign up!

Big Little Milestone: There Are Now 50,000 Little Free Libraries Worldwide

Little Free Library, a nonprofit with a passion for literacy and community, has placed its 50,000th Little Library at a homeless shelter in California.

Video: Introducing the Little Free Library Song!

Did you know there's an official song celebrating Little Free Libraries? It's as upbeat and warmhearted as the book-sharing movement itself.

100 Must-Read Books About Books

Dive into an eclectic, inclusive list of 100 awesome books about books.

Reader Road Trip: The Little Free Library Festival

Attention, friends and fans of Little Free Libraries: The beloved book-sharing movement is throwing a party, and you’re invited! The ...

What Do Booksellers Read? – August 2015

One of my favorite ways to get to know someone is to ask them what they’re reading. Do you do that, ...

Can You Rob a Little Free Library?

Little Free Libraries are pure literary generosity. These charming book exchanges, which stand in front yards across the country (and ...

What Do Librarians Read? – July 2015

Gloria Steinem celebrated librarians with some big words last week. “I think your profession is the greatest profession on earth,” she ...

Does Your Library Allow Guns?

Nearly one in three Americans now owns a gun. That’s according to a new study published this week in the ...

The Most Common Names For Writers, Librarians, and Poets

While we at the Riot are taking this lovely summer week off to rest (translation: read by the pool/ocean/on our ...

The Most Common Names For Writers, Librarians, and Poets

If you change your name to Celia or Edmund, you just might become the world’s next great poet. A recent ...

The 12-Book Program: A Holiday Survival Guide

While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of ...

Cookbooks To Read for Relaxation

Forget the sweater, Roomba, or diamond necklace: All I want for Christmas is a new cookbook. For me, there’s nothing ...

Riot Round-Up: The Best Books of 2014

We challenged our contributors to pick their single favorite book published this year. The result is this huge, not-small, very big and very ...