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Psychological Thrillers That Are Sure to Enthrall

By Karen DeGroot Carter • October 19, 2020

If you love good page-turners that keep you up reading all night or suspenseful flicks that keep you on the edge of your seat, the following thrillers are just what you need.

The Book is (Almost) Always Better

13 Movies That Surpass Their Source

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • November 13, 2019

Did you know that in addition to books, Thriftbooks offers a large inventory of films and TV shows? And while we frequently say, "the book is always better," we have to admit that every once in a while, it isn't. Check out our list of movies that improve upon their predecessor.

I'll Have What She's Having

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • July 30, 2019

When Harry Met Sally turned 30 this summer! We thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane with some of the quirky characters and hilarious lines that came from this beloved rom-com. Along the way, we discovered some fascinating facts about the talented people who created the iconic film.

Bookish Things Happening in 2019 to Be Excited About

By Beth Clark • January 03, 2019

Coming up in 2019: sequels, new novels, and LOTS of book to screen adaptations! Among other things. Here are just a few of the fantastic titles either coming out on the page or on the big or small screen to be excited about.

The Role Books Played for 6 of The Biggest Stars of 2018

By Beth Clark • December 31, 2018

Instead of doing a typical "year in review" post like everyone else, we thought it would be fun to close the door on 2018 from a different angle: by looking back at the books that played roles in the careers of the year's biggest stars. Everybody has to start somewhere, but with hard work and a few lucky literary breaks, these household names didn't stop there.

Oscar Season is Officially Underway! Here Are the Book-Based Contenders

By Beth Clark • December 11, 2018

The National Board of Review Awards, Independent Filmmaker Project Gotham Awards, and People’s Choice Awards officially kick off Oscar Season, so here are the literary-based winners and potential Academy contenders.

The Science of A Wrinkle in Time

By Beth Clark • November 29, 2018

You don't have to be an expert in theoretical cosomology or quantum physics to love Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time, but if your sense of wonder or insatiable curiosity is fascinated by the science of it, we're about to make your inner nerd very happy.

Things We Love: When the Books You Love Come to Life On-screen (Unless the Book is Way Better...)

November's Book to Screen Adaptations

By Beth Clark • November 09, 2018

2018 may be winding down, but there are several epic screen adaptations that are set to be released before it does, including All the Truth is Out, Holmes and Watson, the newest Grinch movie, Mary Queen of Scots, Mortal Engines, Mary Poppins, Watership Down + more!

August Book-to-Screen Releases You'll Want to See AND Read!

By Beth Clark • August 01, 2018

The six book adaptations being released on the big screen this month are crazy rich with humor, suspense, intrigue, characters you feel like you know (or want to!), and things that make your heart happy. Naturally, you'll want to read the books if you haven't before! (Or re-read them if you have, but it's been a while.)

11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Little Women

By Bianca Smith • April 26, 2018

The BBC One/PBS adaptation of Little Women is being screened next month. Here are some fun facts to help the wait.

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