As a former collection development librarian with 18+ years of experience supporting New York City’s public libraries, I understand the importance of supporting patrons through circulating collections. In this first journey through the Dewey Century, I’m focusing on the 000s. What are must-have computer books in your library’s 000 section? Which titles specifically complement your […]
Written in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as the 45th president of the United States, Radical Hope is an inspiring collection of thirty-one original letters composed by a wide range of leading contemporary voices, including award-winning novelists, poets, and political thinkers, and compiled by activist and novelist Carolina De Robertis. Radical Hope: Letters of […]
What better way to talk about girl power than by sharing our photo from ALA Midwinter with Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress. We think she would approve of the strong female characters in these upcoming novels. From a young woman with magical powers to a mother fighting to get her children back to a girl who survives a […]
A sweeping, unforgettable novel from The New York Times bestselling author of Maine, about the hope, sacrifice, and love between two sisters and the secret that drives them apart. Watch the video below of J. Courtney Sullivan speaking to librarians at our Open Book Event in December. Nora and Theresa Flynn are twenty-one and seventeen […]
A dazzling, stylish biography of a fabled Parisian photographer, adventurer, and pioneer. A recent French biography begins, Who doesn’t know Nadar? In France, that’s a rhetorical question. Of all of the legendary figures who thrived in mid-19th-century Paris—a cohort that includes Victor Hugo, Baudelaire, Gustave Courbet, and Alexandre Dumas—Nadar was perhaps the most innovative, the […]
LibraryReads is a librarian-driven venture where public library staff can help build word-of-mouth for new books. Join us, along with representatives from HarperCollins, IPG, Norton, and Touchstone Press, as we share forthcoming titles perfect for public libraries–and for your LibraryReads nominations! Click to Register for FREE!
Smart, warm, uplifting, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is a staff favorite about an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life […]
Not since Good Grief has a book about a young widow been so poignant, funny, original, and utterly believable. A compelling debut novel about loss. Enter for your chance to win an ARC and watch a video from the author below! Lilian Girvan has been a single mother for three years—ever since her husband died […]