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Melanie Benjamin, bestselling author of Mistress of the Ritz, shares the two words she would use to describe the library and much more for National Library Week! What was the first book you can remember checking out of the library? Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace What was the last book you checked out of the library? […]

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The Girls in the Picture is a fascinating novel of the friendship and creative partnership between two of Hollywood’s earliest female legends—screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford—from the New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue and The Aviator’s Wife. Below, read Melanie Benjamin’s letter to librarians about writing and researching her new novel. It is 1914, and […]

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Click to request eGalleys of our favorite January titles, and if you love the books, please consider nominating them for LibraryReads! Remember, voting for the January list ends on November 20th. Click to Request eGalleys of These and More January Titles. Need to Know by Karen Cleveland In pursuit of a Russian sleeper cell on American soil, a CIA analyst […]

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Join us for galley giveaways, book buzzes, and author events at ALA Annual 2017! For those of you unable to attend, follow along with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! ______________________________ THE INSIDE SCOOP BOOK BUZZ  Get ARCs, Tote Bags, and the inside scoop on books sure to drive your holds lists. Mimosas and snacks will be served! Sunday, June 25 • […]

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Looking for the next big read for the book clubs at your library? Let us guide you with our readalikes suggestions! If You Loved Sharp Objects, Read Ill Will ILL WILL by Dan Chaon A psychologist is unwillingly embroiled in two spectacular unsolved murders—one in the past, another in the present—are linked by one man’s memory and self-deception […]

We are happy to share the wonderful news that public library staff across the nation have selected five Penguin Random House titles for the January 2016 LibraryReads Top Ten list, including the top pick! Click to prepare for your January Readers’ Advisory. My Name Is Lucy Barton: A Novel (Top Pick!) By Elizabeth Strout (Random House) […]