Posted on August 1, 2019 at 10:17 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We’re guessing that while many bookworms celebrated J.K. Rowling’s birthday yesterday by reading her works, fewer will spend Herman Melville’s big day doing the same thing today.

If we’re right but you still want to mark the 200th anniversary of his birth in a thematic way, here are a few suggestions.

Writer’s Digest rounded up twelve Melville quotes for writers and about writing.

The New York Times takes us on a trip back through the archives to see historical mentions of Melville.

And for a longer and deeper read, you can explore the literal (and figurative) whiteness of Moby Dick on Literary Hub.

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