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Last month, at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Chicago, Sarah Jessica Parker, Honorary Chair of ALA’s Book Club Central, revealed her first book club selection: No One Is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts! Book Club Central is the ultimate online platform for reading resources, including recommendations, expert book lists, and other content […]

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Friday, June 23, 2017 is LIBRARY CON! If you are attending ALA Annual in Chicago, join us for our pre-conference Library Con event. A day of authors, creators, sneak peeks, and tons of free swag celebrating the hottest new graphic novels, must-have science fiction and fantasy, and more. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.* Room # W183C, McCormick Place  Featuring appearances […]

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The Dallas police chief who inspired a nation with his compassionate, community-focused response to the killing of five of his officers shares his story and a blueprint for the future of policing. In 1983, David Brown was a young black man on a path to a bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas, but he […]

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As part of Penguin Random House’s ongoing social responsibility and efforts to nourish the next generation of readers, the first-ever Penguin Random House Library Awards for Innovation grant recipients were announced this past weekend at the American Library Association Midwinter meeting. Skip Dye, Vice President, Academic Marketing & Library Sales presented the awards at the Penguin Random […]

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In addition to our Carnegie Medal winners, we’re thrilled to announce even more titles that were honored at ALA Midwinter 2017.   Alex Awards For the best adult books that appeal to teen audiences. THE REGIONAL OFFICE IS UNDER ATTACK! by Manuel Gonzales (Riverhead/Penguin Audio/Books on Tape) ARENA by Holly Jennings (Ace/Penguin Audio/Books on Tape) […]

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The American Library Association selected The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead as the winner of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and Evicted by Matthew Desmond as the winner of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. In addition to these winners, Swing Time by Zadie Smith was shortlisted for the fiction award and The […]

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Congratulations to the finalists for the the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction! The winners are announced at the RUSA Book and Media Awards Ceremony, Sunday, January 22 at 5:00pm, at ALA Midwinter in Atlanta. We’re especially excited about the finalists below from Penguin Random House! FICTION Swing Time  by Zadie Smith […]