09/26/2011 03:08 pm ET Updated Nov 26, 2011

A Visual History Of Literary References On 'The Simpsons' - Jared Keller - Entertainment - The Atlantic

With 23rd season of The Simpsons premiering on Sunday, America's longest-running sitcom is still going strong. Despite the perennial complaints about declining quality, the Simpson family maintains a huge audience and the ability to attract new viewers, averaging 7.2 million viewers per episode during the 21st season. An all-Simpsons television channel is rumored to be in the works.

Here is a selection of some of the best Simpsons shoutouts to the world of literature, taken from the Lisa Simpson Book Club.