Hidden Gems in the Free Library of Philadelphia

We go to libraries to find books, but inside the main branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, there are mini exhibits, making the library a museum of sorts. The hallways are lined with original paintings, statues of Ben Franklin … Continue reading

.EGL Artist of the Week: Dawn Davis

Dawn Davis, Vice President and Editorial Director of Amistad since 2010, has published some very recognizable authors and books. Amistad, a division of Harper Collins, publishes works by and about people of African descent, in hopes to appeal and influence a … Continue reading

.The Nineteenth Century’s Miss. Independent

We look at the idea of an independent woman as an idea associated with modernity, but there are a few Olivia Pope-minded women hidden in older literature. The eighteenth and early nineteenth-century writer, Jane Austen, had visions of more than … Continue reading

Paradise as a Library?

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” – Jorge Luis Borges Books are mini escapes. When we read them, we are not only removed from our current circumstances, good or bad, but also transported into … Continue reading