The Top Book Links of May

Perhaps I'm jumping the gun a tad, as it's still May for a few more hours, but I'm making a call now on the most popular book-related links of May (based on clicks). Those who are following along over the last few months are probably expecting a slew of Tolkien and JK Rowling links, right? Well, surprise! Okay, there's still one Harry Potter link that made the list but I have a feeling that will continue to be the case for awhile. Unlike March and April, this month people were more interested in the impact that Amazon's new stores are having on brick & mortar stores, as well as some of the finer points of book publishing history and general reading culture. So without further ado, here are May's top links in descending order of interest. Enjoy!

The Unsung Delight of a Well-Designed Endpaper [Atlas Obscura]

Amazon’s first bookstore in New York City sucks the joy out of buying books [Quartz ]

30 Stunning Home Libraries That Are a Book Lover’s Dream [Architectural Digest ]

Down With Little Free Library Book Exchanges! [CityLab]

People who read books are nicer, study finds [The Independent]

Amazon’s Brick-and-Mortar Bookstores Are Not Built for People Who Actually Read [The New Yorker]

Reading books is a major key to success. Here’s how you make it a habit [Quartz ]

62 of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries [Mental Floss ]

The Strange and Grotesque Doodles in the Margins of Medieval Books [Atlas Obscura]

JK Rowling tells fans not to buy £25,000 Harry Potter prequel stolen in burglary [Telegraph]

The Dangers of Reading in Bed [The Atlantic]

This YA Author Just Promoted Her New Book In The Most Hilarious Way [BuzzFeed]

An Exclusive First Look at New York City's New Oscar Wilde-Themed Bar  [Town & Country]

‘Men Without Women,’ a new story collection by Haruki Murakami [The Washington Post]


Hungry for more? Check out previous "best of" roundups:

APRIL 2017

MARCH 2017