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 […]

  From Kim Nielsen, author of A Disability History of the United States: One of my strongest childhood sensory memories is of sitting outside in all of the weather conditions that Minnesota could provide, astride one of the cement lion statues guarding the steps of my local library. There I would sit in multiple worlds: […]

From Deb Caletti author of He’s Gone My library love has been steadfast since childhood.  I understood right away that every set of library doors were magic portals to other lands.  Dinosaurs and presidents and girl detectives!  An abundance of adventure, in a haven of order and safety.   From then on, I needed the library.  […]

  From Jamie Ford, author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and the upcoming Songs of Willow Frost The most memorable library I’ve ever visited is one you’ve never heard of. It’s located inside the Coyote Ridge Correctional Center—a medium security prison in Connell, Washington, where men of all ages are serving terms […]