8 September marks International Literacy Day, created by UNESCO in 1965 to celebrate reading and writing, as both tools for learning and keys for unlocking imagination. Open the pages of our slideshow of first-editions – or book it to the nearest library – and rediscover the literary world with these classic selections, culled from TIME’s 100 best English-language novels published since 1923.
European Paintings Owned by Frank Sinatra, Louis Comfort Tiffany & More American Collectors
An Extraordinary Ensemble by Jean Royère
The Contemporary Western Vision of a Rare Molesworth Collection
Patrick Duffy on the Collection that ‘Dallas’ Built
A Dreamscape of Fine Ladies' Watches, Including Artistic Timepieces from a California Collection
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