By The Books

A new book reshapes our perspective. It gives us a different lens through which to see the world. Something new to stand up for. This collection of emerging voices is just that. It's a call to stand by new ideas. To be inspired by fresh viewpoints. To shape our future by championing progressive thinkers. To stand by the books.

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Friendship in the Time Of COVID

Written by Heather Havrilesky

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The Essays

A collection of new essays from some of our favorite writers. They’re intended to inspire new conversations and spark discoveries about the world around us.

The Films

To honor By The Books’ rising talents, we're proud to present a summer-long documentary series devoted to some of the literary giants who paved the way for these new writers. With fresh titles added throughout the summer, By The Books' growing film library invites you to explore these writers' legacy of honesty, rebellion, and change.