Seattle bookstores were doomed. Then Third Place helped rewrite the story.

Ten years ago, the arrival of the recession combined with Amazon’s deep discounts seemed to herald the end for independent bookstores. But in the past few years they’ve made an improbable comeback. At Third Place Books, which opened its first store 20 years ago, the key to success is community. Read more.

Spring Gardening is Right Around the Corner, Despite the Snow on the Ground

Spring is nearly here, and that means it’s almost garden season! Get ready for the growing season ahead with these seed planting tips from the author of Grow What You Love, Emily Murphy Pass the Pistil

Don’t miss Emily at The Philadelphia Flower Show on March 7th, at Canada Blooms on March 10th, and at Walnut Creek Library Foundation on March 13th. Get the details here:

Don’t be a Square: Enter the Triangle Giveaway!

Don’t be a Square—enter the Triangle giveaway for a chance to win 1 copy of Triangle, signed by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, 1 Triangle poster, 1 Triangle pin, and 2 Triangle tattoos!

To enter, listen to Mac and Jon’s episode of The Horn Book podcast (listen here:, and then submit your answers to the following questions before 11:59 PM (ET) on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

US participants only. Entrants must be 18 or older. Two winners (who answer all 5 questions correctly) will be randomly selected and announced on Facebook on April 14, 2017.TriangleGiveawayPhoto_Photo with text