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Don't Worry About a Thing with These 10 Bob Marley Quotes

His music has the power to sooth your worries and raise your hopes. In his time he’s brought waves of peace to countless people, making him a spiritual icon. Bob Marley would’ve been seventy-three today and the world sure could use someone like him nowadays.

Did You Know? 7 Facts About Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami is by far the most popular Japanese author alive, and yet he’s remarkably private. He’s famously reclusive and resistant to fame. He’s been married to Yoko Murakami since 1971, and she’s always been his first reader.

10 Frederick Douglass Quotes to Liberate Your Mind

Frederick Douglass, among other things, became the first African American to be nominated for Vice President, alongside Victoria Woodhull. I just learned that. He also became a highly influential abolitionist after escaping slavery in Maryland, which is amazing.

10 Times Aesop Dished out Some Old-School Wisdom

Some facts about Aesop: he was around for Ancient Greece, so about 2,500 years ago; he may or may not have been a slave; he was a diplomat; being a diplomat got him tossed off a cliff, which is how he died.

 

Book Face Is the Best Thing to Come out of Instagram

Librairie Mollat is France’s first independent bookstore, and has been around 121 years. And it’s alive and well in the digital age! It has an absolutely killer Instagram that features some amazingly creative pictures with book art.

Check Out What Music Your Favorite Authors Love

We know you’re always looking for new music. Instead of listening to your local public radio station to find out what the cool college kids are listening to (Hint: it’s probably Migos), let your favorite authors give you some recommendations.

10 Reminders Why You Need Samwise Gamgee in Your Life

Here’s the Fellowship of the Ring: Heir to the throne of Gondor (Aragorn), legendary elf hero (Legolas), axe-throwing dwarf champion (Gimli), demigod wizard man (Gandalf), master of combat and military expert (Boromir), the bearer of the Ring of Power (Frodo), two small tricksters (Merry and Pipp

Get Your Music Recommendations Here From Haruki Murakami!

Haruki Murakami’s body of work is definitely eclectic. The characters are young, old, men, women, small, tall, etc. The settings range from Japan’s coastal villages to the bustling streets of Tokyo to the serene hills near Kyoto. Some may be tinged with the surreal while others bask in it.