Each weekend we round up some of the best articles or features that you may have missed during the week. Sit down with a coffee (other beverages are available) and enjoy.

Twenty Brilliant Bookcases – (Incredible Things)

Twenty bookcases that have to be seen to be believed.

Famous Novelists on Symbolism in their Works – (Mental Floss)

In 1963 16-year-old Bruce McAllister was sick of symbol-hunting in English class. So rather than quarrel with his teacher, he went straight to the source: McAllister mailed a crude, four-question survey to 150 novelists, asking if they intentionally planted symbolism in their work.

The Mother Of All Girls’ Books – (Prospect)

The supposed secret subversiveness of Little Women.

Colm Tóibín on Joyce’s Dublin – (The Guardian)

Tóibín revisits the city that has become a sacred place to Joyce lovers.

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