Webinar Archive

Listen in on one of our recent Readers’ Advisory Webinars.

Brilliant Book Club Picks (October 1, 2019) So many books so little time? Never fear! In this free, hour-long webinar, we cut through the vast sea of new releases to spotlight forthcoming adult titles destined for book group super-stardom. The program will also include essential tips from Stephanie Saba—coauthor of Book Club Reboot (ALA Editions) and the community program supervisor at San Mateo County Libraries—about reenergizing your reading group and inspiring your patrons. Donna Seaman, Adult Books Editor, Booklist, will moderate.

What’s Cooking: Fall 2019 (September 17, 2019) What’s cooking at Booklist this fall? Plenty! From the Keto Diet to Black Forest Cake, cookbooks are more popular than ever and are an essential reference addition to any library. In this free, one hour webinar we share the latest food trends and dig into some new recipes! Moderated by Booklist adult books associate editor and head chef, Annie Bostrom.

Now Hear This! New Audiobooks for #Audiobook Month and Beyond (June 6, 2019) We know you love to read, but why not give your eyeballs a break and pop in your earbuds instead for some amazing audiobooks. Just in time for Audiobook Month, you’ll hear about the new titles that audiobook-lovers can’t wait to listen to from us along with Brilliance, HarperCollins,  and LA Theatre Works. This free, hour-long webinar will be moderated by Booklist Associate Editor for Adult Books, Annie Bostrom.

Mystery Month 10–Times Two! (May 14, 2019) Booklist’s tenth annual Mystery Month will be in full swing when we hear about the hottest new and forthcoming titles from us and Crooked Lane, HarperCollins, and Severn House. Join moderator Keir Graff, Executive Editor of Booklist Publications, and fill out your to-read and to-buy lists with plenty of mysteries and thrillers, from cozy to hard-boiled.

Presenting the 2019 Carnegie Shortlist (January 8, 2019) Join Carnegie Selection Committee members Annie Bostrom and Susan Maguire along with Booklist Adult Books Editor Donna Seaman for this free, hour-long conversation about the six books shortlisted for the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction (Francisco Cantú’s The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border, Kiese Laymon’s Heavy: An American Memoir, Beth Macy’s Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America,  Esi Edugyan’s Washington Black, Rebecca Makkai’s The Great Believers,  and Tommy Orange’s There There). In addition to discussions of each book and appropriate read-alikes, the program will feature authors Esi Edugyan, Kiese Laymon and Rebecca Makkai, in conversation with Booklist adult editors. This webinar is sponsored by Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster. For more information about the Andrew Carnegie Awards, visit http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/carnegieadult/short-lists.

Spring 2019 Penguin Random House Staff Picks (November 13, 2018) The Penguin Random House Library Marketing staff share their top picks for Spring 2019. Join us to hear about Lost Roses, the new novel from the author of Lilac Girls, Southern Lady Code, a fiercely funny collection of essays from Helen Ellis, the new thriller from Chris Pavone, and more! Learn how to request eGalleys of our selections. This webinar will be moderated by Booklist’s Adult Books Editor, Donna Seaman.

What’s Cooking for Fall 2018 (September 27, 2018) Whether they’re seeking great recipes, amazing food photography, a cookbook for a special diet, or all the above, patrons love browsing local libraries for their next favorite cookbook. In this free, hour-long webinar, we present a delectable batch of cookbooks focusing on various cuisines, star chefs, and more. Additionally, Susan Maguire, Booklist‘s own senior editor for collection management and library outreach, will discuss keeping up with cookbook trends and readers’ advisory. Annie Bostrom, Booklist’s adult books associate editor, will moderate. Bon appetit!

Summer Book Club Bash (July 31, 2018) No time like the summer for planning your fall book clubs—and for starting to think about your own next unputdownable read! Do both when you attend this free, hour-long webinar. Here, we’ll showcase forthcoming adult titles destined for book group super-stardom, along with representatives from Bloomsbury Publishing, Macmillan Publishers, Sourcebooks, and W. W. Norton & Company. Donna Seaman, adult books editor, Booklist, will moderate.

Crime Fiction for Mystery Month (April 26, 2018) Prepare your alibi by attending this killer preview of forthcoming mysteries, thrillers, and espionage novels for adult readers from us along with HarperCollins, Macmillan, Severn House, and SOHO. Moderator Annie Bostrom, Adult Books Associate Editor, provides getaway maps and legal advice.

Library Love for LibraryReads (April 3, 2018) Do you participate in LibraryReads, the monthly nationwide public library staff picks list for adult fiction and nonfiction? Are you thinking about it? Join us for this free, one-hour webinar where we’ll show you how to participate. We, along with representatives from HarperCollins and W. W. Norton, present forthcoming books perfect for public libraries and LibraryReads nominations.

Spring 2018: Penguin Random House Staff Picks (November 3, 2017) The Penguin Random House Library Marketing staff share their top picks for Spring 2018. Find out what new books made their TBR piles and get their predictions for upcoming sleeper hits and blockbuster bestsellers.

Spring the Trap: Mysteries That Won’t Let Go (April 25, 2017) Booklist’s eighth annual Mystery Month starts on May 1, so there’s no better time to get caught reading the hottest new crime fiction. From cozy mysteries to police procedurals to edge-of-your-seat thrillers, this webinar has it all. Join Keir Graff, Executive Editor of Booklist Publications, along with representatives from HarperCollins, House of Anansi, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Sourcebooks, for a booktalk that will hold your attention hostage.

Library Love for LibraryReads: Spring and Summer 2017 (March 28, 2017) LibraryReads is a librarian-driven venture where public library staff can help build word-of-mouth for new books. Hear representatives from HarperCollins, IPG, Norton, Penguin Random House and Touchstone Press, share forthcoming titles perfect for public libraries–and for your LibraryReads nominations! Moderated by Booklist editor for collection management and library outreach, Rebecca Vnuk.

Spring Staff Picks from Penguin Random House (February 24, 2017) The Penguin Random House Library Marketing staff share their top picks for Spring and Summer 2017. Find out what new books made their TBR piles and get the inside scoop on their predictions for this season’s sleeper hits and blockbuster bestsellers. Live attendees will be entered for a chance to win one of fifty “Borrow.Read.Repeat.” tote bags filled with ARCs! This webinar will be moderated by Booklist’s Associate Editor, Adult Books Annie Bostrom.

What’s Cooking for Fall 2016  (September 22, 2016) Cookbooks, full of mouth-watering photographs, health and wellness tips, and of course, recipes, are among library patrons’ favorite books to check out. Join Booklist for this free, hour-long webinar, where representatives from Penguin Random House and Sterling Publishing will share a sneak peek at what new titles they’re cooking up for fall. Moderated by Booklist’s adult books associate editor, Annie Bostrom.
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Keep Your Romance Collection Fresh and Exciting  (September 13, 2016) Readers’ appetite for romance novels never abates! Join Booklist for an hour-long webinar featuring a rich variety of forthcoming romance novels presented by Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Shadow Mountain, and Baker Publishing.
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Best Bets for Book Groups (July 19, 2016) Looking for fresh titles for your book discussion group? Join representatives from Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Norton, Macmillan, and Sourcebooks as they showcase their favorite upcoming and backlist titles that are a perfect fit for adult book groups. This free, one-hour webinar is moderated by Rebecca Vnuk, Editor for Collection Management and Library Outreach.
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What We’re Reading for Fall 2016 (May 3, 2016) The Penguin Random House Library Marketing staff share their top picks for fall 2016. Find out what new books made their TBR piles and get the inside scoop on their predictions for the fall’s sleeper hits and blockbuster bestsellers. Live attendees will be entered to win one of fifty “Can’t, I’m Booked” tote bags filled with ARCs! Moderated by Donna Seaman, Booklist’s adult books editor.
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Mysteries to Die For (April 26, 2016) With Booklist’s seventh annual Mystery Month just around the corner in May, it’s time to investigate the best in forthcoming crime fiction, from cozy mysteries to hard-boiled thrillers. Join Keir Graff, Executive Editor of Booklist Publications (and a big, big fan of the genre), along with representatives from Harlequin, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Severn House, for a look at some books that are simply to die for.
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Library Love for LibraryReads: Spring and Summer 2016 (March 29, 2016) LibraryReads is a librarian-driven venture where public library staff can help build word-of-mouth for new books. Hear representatives from HarperCollins, Other Press, Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Skyhorse Publishing share forthcoming titles perfect for public libraries—and for your LibraryReads nominations! Moderated by Booklist editor for collection management and library outreach, Rebecca Vnuk.
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Get More Graphic: New Titles for Your Graphic Novels Shelves (March 15, 2016) Are your graphic novel offerings looking a little sparse? In this free, hour-long program, join representatives from DC, Penguin Random House, and VIZ media as they discuss upcoming comics, graphic novels, and manga to enliven this increasingly popular section of the library. Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth senior editor Sarah Hunter.
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What’s New in Women’s Fiction (February 23, 2016) Whether it’s fun and fluffy chick lit or a tense and soapy “issue-driven” novel, women’s fiction is likely to be a favorite category with your patrons. Join representatives from Amazon Publishing, Harlequin, Penguin Random House, and Thorndike Press for this free, hour-long webinar featuring the best new women’s fiction titles. Moderated by Booklist’s Collection Management and Library Outreach editor and women’s fiction maven, Rebecca Vnuk.
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What We’re Reading: Staff Favorites from Penguin Random House Library Marketing (December 1, 2015) Join Booklist for a free, hour-long webinar with the Penguin Random House Library Marketing staff as they share their top picks for Spring 2016. Find out what new books made their TBR piles and get the inside scoop on their predictions for the spring’s sleeper hits and blockbuster bestsellers.
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Book Group Crystal Ball (July 14, 2015)  Join Kaite Mediatore Stover, Director of Readers’ Services at the Kansas City Public Library, and representatives from Harper Collins, Penguin Random House, Shadow Mountain, and Sourcebooks for this free, hour-long presentation of great books for discussion.
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Library Love for Library Reads  (June 16, 2015)  LibraryReads is a librarian-driven venture where public library staff can help build word-of-mouth for new books. Library Reads Steering Committee member Stephanie Chase (Hillsboro Public Library) discusses the initiative and representatives from HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, and W. W. Norton share forthcoming titles perfect for public libraries and for your Library Reads nominations.
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From Superheroes to Vampires: The Hottest Graphic Novels and Manga of 2015 (June 9th, 2015)
Join Brigid Alverson, editor of SLJ’s “Good Comics for Kids,” along with a panel of experts who will share their views on the hottest graphic novels hitting book shelves this year. You’ll hear all about upcoming releases from DC, Dark Horse, Archie Comics, Del Rey, Marvel, Titan, and Viz Media, including Batman, Star Wars, Buffy, SHONEN JUMP, and more!
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What We’re Reading for Fall 2015: Staff Favorites from Penguin Random House Library Marketing  (May 12, 2015)  Join Booklist for this hour-long webinar with the Penguin Random House Library Marketing staff as they share their top picks for Fall 2015. Find out what new books made their TBR piles and get the inside scoop on their predictions for the fall’s sleeper hits and blockbuster bestsellers. Booklist Adult Books senior editor Donna Seaman will also offer her selections of not-to-be-missed Penguin Random House titles from the forthcoming season.
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Killer Crime Fiction for Mystery Month (April 28, 2015)  Booklist’s sixth annual Mystery Month is coming this May, and we kick things off with our ever-popular mystery webinar. Representatives from HarperCollins, Pegasus Books, Penguin Random House, Severn House, and Soho Crime will help you prepare as they share the most exciting titles from their new and forthcoming lists.
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