miriam
What We're Reading

“Whenever I listen to music, I do so without preconceptions, simply opening my ears to the more wonderful passages and physically taking them in. When those wonderful passages are there, I feel joy, and when some parts are not so wonderful, I listen with a touch of regret.” —Haruki Murakami, Absolutely on Music This month, we’re focusing […]

9780525434412
Books on Film

The extraordinary friendship between an elderly, ailing Queen Victoria and her young Indian companion, Abdul Karim, is chronicled in Shrabani Basu’s book, Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant. Lonely in the wake of the deaths of her beloved Prince Albert and John Brown, and increasingly isolated from the cocooning royal entourage, Victoria […]

hero-banned-books-week-banner
Book Extras

Join us in celebrating the 35th annual Banned Books Week, September 24 – 30, by entering for your chance to win a personalized Banned Books Box filled with ten of your favorite frequently banned or challenged books and a special Banned Books mug courtesy of Out of Print Clothing. Also during Banned Books Week, head […]

debut-sampler-fall-2017-small
Book ExtrasHolds AlertWhat We're Reading

Take an early look at debut fiction coming this Fall from Penguin Random House. From literary fiction to mysteries, the Penguin Random House Library Marketing Fall 2017 Debut Fiction Sampler is filled with fresh new voices that will appeal to all types of readers. Click to Read or Download Our Fall 2017 Digital Debut Sampler.

A Year by the Sea is a feature film based on the entrancing memoir of the same name by Joan Anderson about how one woman’s journey of self-discovery gave her the courage to persevere in re-creating her life. Starring Karen Allen, Yannick Bisson, S. Epatha Merkerson, Michael Cristofer, and Celia Imrie, the film hits theaters everywhere on September 22nd. […]