Read stories and biographies of authors
Meet the female authors and illustrators who brought the fairy tale to life
Transatlantic perspectives on American abolitionist and anti-slavery campaigner
For 20 years, Emile Zola was both a novelist and a journalist
Literary life of migration and exile of 20th century Serbian author Miloš Crnjanski
Serbia’s first feminist author: a writer and traveller who led a remarkable life
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Discover the history behind the beautiful patterns and illustrations inside book covers
How would you like having a poem composed especially for your friendship album? This is what happened to Elizabeth Adriana Staats (1823-1896).
Compare traditions across communities and time combined handwriting and art
Here's a variety of book cover designs, from children's fiction to classics of world literature.
Noteworthy authors were put on the Index librorum prohibitorum because their works caused moral controversies.
"There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favourite book" – Marcel Proust.
Many medieval manuscripts are full of decorated capital letters that come in all styles and sizes.
Whether it’s inscriptions, annotations or doodles, readers have always made their marks in books
Learning scenarios about literacy