Laurie R. King’s novels of suspense featuring Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, are critically acclaimed and beloved by readers. The latest in the series, DREAMING SPIES, was a February LibraryReads pick. Now, to celebrate National Library Week, Ms. King is offering a giveaway of the first book in the series, The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, […]

Brendan Duffy’s debut novel, HOUSE OF ECHOES, has already received starred reviews in both Booklist and Kirkus, been compared to Jennifer McMahon’s The Winter People, and earned a coveted spot on the April LibraryReads list. This National Library Week, Duffy returns the love, thanking libraries and librarians for their role in his young life: I […]

Happy National Library Week! The amazing debut we’d like to share with you today is THEN AND ALWAYS by Dani Atkins. Why this book should be on your night stand: Rachel Wiltshire has everything she’s ever wanted: a close group of friends, a handsome boyfriend, and acceptance to the journalism program at her top-choice college. […]

Happy National Library Week! The amazing debut we’d like to share with you today is THE GIRLS FROM CORONA DEL MAR by Rufi Thorpe. Why this book should be on your night stand: A fiercely beautiful debut blazing with emotion: a major first novel about friendships made in youth and how these bonds, challenged by […]

Happy National Library Week! The amazing debut we’d like to share with you today is LIV, FOREVER by Amy Talkington! Why this book should be on your night stand: This debut ghostly romance, set at a sinister boarding school, is “spooky, sexy, strange, and shocking,” says Printz and National Book Award finalist E. Lockhart. When […]

Happy National Library Week! The amazing debut we’d like to share with you today is THE GIRL IN THE ROAD by Monica Bryne! Why this book should be on your night stand: There is nothing like this. Lyrically written with sci-fi elements; worldly but not of one culture; spiritual but sharply intelligent—the sheer originality makes […]

From Brian Kimberling, Author of Snapper The Lilly Library at Indiana University has a number of special collections, and when I arrived as a freshman in 1991 there was some ballyhoo about T.S. Eliot’s grocery list. I enjoyed going there and presenting my student ID, along with the name of a pet writer, just to […]

 Ben H. Winters, author of The Last Policeman, and Countdown City, shares this salute to libraries: Dear librarians,  Thank you for stocking our books, and recommending them, and most importantly for giving us a place to write them. I am happiest working at the library and I’d bet my MacBook a lot of other authors […]