A sampling of online language-focused and cultural happenings in July. Keep yourself safe and enjoy new experiences at the same time! read more
Our staff's recommended list for books written by Black authors, crossing genres and time periods! read more
Introducing the Idlewild Books Social Studies Book Club, a new bi-monthly series focusing on non-fiction titles! read more
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Facing another month at home rather than out in the city, we've rounded up fun happenings from museums, language centers, & more cultural hotspots for the month of June! read more
Our Women in Translation book club discusses the first Arabic winner of the Man Booker International prize, from Oman. read more
Tools, resources, and a homework assignment for language-learning self-study. read more
Ideas and activities for the restless to indulge your travel wanderlust while under self-isolation or quarantine at home during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic crisis. read more
As stay-at-home orders go on, so does our watching recommendation series for isolation. Up next: the best in Italian film and TV! read more
Continuing our isolation series, here's our roundup of Spanish-language streaming content for you to keep practicing with! read more
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Stuck at home? Here are our recommendations for how to practice your French on streaming. read more
Valentine's Day is coming up! Here's our selection of the most romantic books currently in stock at Idlewild. read more
Our selection of films currently streaming for a romantic night in and a language boost all at once! read more
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Join Idlewild for book discussions of novels by women translated into English throughout 2020. read more
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Happy holidays to readers, learners and travelers! Welcome to our gift guide for every type of reader in your life. read more
Practice language learning over the holidays with our selection of the best foreign-language films streaming now! read more
Rest on the Flight into Texas Border Web
Join Jennifer, artist and Idlewild bookseller, in supporting immigrant families at the border by purchasing this print. read more
Nicolás Enríquez (Mexican, 1704–1790)
The Virgin of Guadalupe with the Four Apparitions, 1773
Oil on copper; 22 1/4 × 16 1/2 in. (56.5 × 41.9 cm) Framed: 25 1/4 × 19 7/8 × 1 3/8 in. (64.1 × 50.5 × 3.5 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Louis V. Bell, Harris Brisbane Dick, Fletcher, and Rogers Funds and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest and several members of The Chairman's Council Gifts, 2014 (2014.173)
Our list of fun October events that take place around the city where you can practice speaking Spanish! read more
Our reading list for autumn, inspired by Stefan Zweig's description of that "serene melancholy, that gentle nostalgia" that this season provokes. read more
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This week is the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II. To understand this vast war, where to begin? Here's our selection of a few excellent books on the war.
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Before our next round of Spanish classes begin, brush up on your knowledge with one of these great Spanish-language movies about family currently streaming online. read more
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