Does Reading Make You Smarter?

Why do we read books? To learn more about a particular subject? For entertainment? To pass the time?There are plenty of reasons we flip through pages and scroll through words for hours. Still, reading does so much more for the brain and body than quenching our thirst for knowledge, entertainment, and passing the time. You [...]

Creative Storage For Your Books

Photo by Artem Beliaikin from Pexels Many of you probably have no idea where to store all your books. Do you keep buying and piling up books? Do you immerse yourself into new stories and can't stop? The iconic Japanese cleaning consultant, Marie Kondo, encourages people to declutter and only have objects in the house that bring or [...]

Book Recycling 101

Dear fellow book lovers:   Even though you may not admit it, you probably have a few too many books sitting on your shelf at home. They could be old books from school (when’s the last time you opened one of those?), outgrown children’s books, or someone else’s recommendation you haven’t started yet. Sometimes, you just [...]

Five Books to Transport You to Different Countries This Summer!

Unfortunately, many of our summer plans have been postponed or canceled due to the current pandemic that looms over the world. Although you can no longer travel overseas to places you’ve dreamt of all year, you can still enjoy your summer and travel by snuggling up with a good book. Here is a list of five [...]

17 Book Quotes to Celebrate Summer

The Summer Solstice officially marks the beginning of summer on June 20, 2020. It is the longest day of the year as the north pole is at its greatest tilt towards the sun. On this day, the sun travels its longest path through the sky in the Northern Hemisphere, making it the day with the [...]

5 Beach Reads You’ll Love This Summer

This summer, many of us wish we were heading to the beach to soak up the sun, swim in the ocean or pool, and read a good book. This year, beaches and pools across the country may not open for business. The corona virus may keep us in our backyards for longer than we had [...]

9 Book Quotes to Celebrate Spring

Spring is early this year. March 20, 2020 was the earliest spring equinox in 124 years thanks to leap year mathematical magic. Spring equinox marks a day when the Earth is not tilted toward or away from the sun. What is the result? 12 hours of daylight - a completely equal day and night for [...]

March Birthdays – Authors, Illustrators

March signals the coming of spring, the awakening of nature, and the yearning to grow and learn. Many talented authors and illustrators were born in this glorious month. We list by date each author and illustrator. Let their stories live on at Discoverbooks.com

Giving Back

“Discover Books Donates 1,000 Children’s Books to Cecil County Public Library’s Reading Program” Elkton, MD - Baltimore, MD - January 27, 2020 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is the Cecil County Public Library’s program to develop a life-long love of reading in children. Reading to young children stimulates their brains and helps them develop an active [...]