In celebration of the publication of Chasing Light: Michelle Obama through the Lens of a White House Photographer, Amanda Lucidon, the official White House photographer (2012 – 2016), will be visiting libraries and schools across the country to speak about her work and the importance of arts education. A traveling exhibition of photographs from the […]
Take the leap to the printed page with these T.V. tie-in reads! Read the books that inspired—or were inspired by—some of Fall’s most talked-about shows, from The Alienist to Stranger Things. Click for More Fall T.V. Tie-Ins.
A dazzling family love story reminiscent of Everything I Never Told You from a novelist heralded by Lorrie Moore as a “great new talent.” If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? It’s 1969 in New York City’s Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical […]
Public library staff across the nation have spoken! Congratulations to all the books selected for the November 2017 LibraryReads Top Ten List! Click to Prepare for Your November Readers’ Advisory. Artemis: A Novel (#1) By Andy Weir “Weir’s second book does not disappoint! The setting is Artemis, a city on the moon where a young woman […]
We are thrilled to share that Honorary Chair for Book Club Central Sarah Jessica Parker’s next pick is Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West! A finalist for the 2017 Man Booker Prize and longlisted for the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Fiction, Exit West is an astonishingly visionary love story that imagines the forces that drive ordinary people from […]
From the host of the hit podcast and the inspiration behind the upcoming Amazon series, Lore, this book serves as a guide on a fascinating journey through the history of the monsters that are part of our collective psyche, exploring not only the legends but what they tell us about ourselves. Lore, series premiere October 13th on Amazon. […]
Camille Bordas joins Beaks & Geeks to talk about the loneliness of academia, why she likes to imagine which tv shows her characters would watch, and her personal rules for fiction. Bordas is the author of How to Behave in a Crowd, a witty, heartfelt novel that brilliantly evokes the confusions of adolescence and marks the arrival […]
We’re celebrating Teen Read Week by looking back at some of our favorite books we read as teens. Miriam’s Staff Pick: Lady Sings the Blues by Billie Holiday and William Dufty Lady Sings the Blues is the fiercely honest, no-holds-barred autobiography of Billie Holiday, the legendary jazz, swing, and standards singing sensation. Kelly’s Staff Pick: Wuthering […]