In Our Feeds: the best literary parents, The Fault in Our Stars frenzy, and 17 majorly beautiful bookstores

Megan Kaesshaefer  //  Jun 13, 2014

In Our Feeds: the best literary parents, The Fault in Our Stars frenzy, and 17 majorly beautiful bookstores

Every Friday, we share a handful of links that we found funny, provocative or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great weekend!

It's Friday, readers. We've spent the majority of the week indoors due to the relentless rain and clouds. Subsequently, I've collected a nice long list of links. Enjoy and happy weekend.

The New Yorker asked cartoonist Bob Eckstein to walk around New York City and sketch his favorite bookstores. The result is lovely. 

This is a pretty dynamite list of the 30 best parents in literature. I'd totally want to be adopted by one of them if I didn't love my own parents so much. 

I just read Pam Allyn's important piece on the exploitation of girls and their stories, and the growing need to protect the integrity of their narratives and voices. 

This is cute: 14 signs it's the last week of school, from The Huffington Post.

I'm kind of obsessed with Anna Shechtman, the new crossword puzzle contributor for The New York Times. She's 23. And she's giving the puzzle a snappy new approach.

The printed vs. ebook debate continues. This time, BuzzFeed employees go head-to-head. 

Learn about the lifecycle of a book in translation

Apparently these 17 bookstores will change your life. That might be an overstatement, but they are still pretty gorgeous. 

Have you seen The Fault in Our Stars movie yet? It's all anyone ever talks about these days. It's also brought about a lot of discussion over reading YA and the genre in general. Here's a piece about the adult lessons we can learn from YA fiction and another on whether or not The Fault in Our Stars is saving YA (and if the genre needs saving). 

How the pen-making company Bic is using crowdsourcing to create a universal font

And finally, here are 29 things that will remind you of your childhood summers. My favorite is definitely hopping over the Skip-it. (And now the Skip-it song is in my head. You know exactly what I'm talking about.)