Do people often tell you: “You’re such a character!”? Well, do we have the contest for you. Sponsored by Penguin Random House Library Marketing and Books On Tape, the “Put Yourself in an Unshelved Comic Strip” Contest is a chance to have your character come to life. To enter, simply fill out this form and tell us three character traits […]

Once in awhile, through the library inbox, we get a particularly eloquent email about one of the many Advance Reading copies we send out. Recently, we raffled off a few galleys of China Mieville’s newest book, Embassytown, through our friends at “Unshelved” and got this great response from Paul W., which I am pleased to excerpt here: There’s a whole […]

Welcome back, Unshelved readers! Once again, the Library Services Team at Random House has selected four books that we think you must know about, if you don’t already! So without further ado, here is our Spring 2011 Essentials list. They are all biographies/memoirs this time around: Endgame: Bobby Fischer’s Remarkable Rise and Fall – from America’s […]

Unshelved readers, welcome to the blog! And if you’re here independently, that might be even better. The Library Services team here at Random House has chosen 4 books from our Fall 2010 Adult List which we think you absolutely must be aware of (and of which you–or your library’s automatic-buy system–may not be already aware). […]

Manga still furrows a good number of brows, as evidenced in today’s Unshelved strip. As most of you know, manga is a Japanese-born mode of storytelling, which features distinctive art and a back-to-front layout, causing many unexpecting consumers to cry out in alarm when the book they’re holding opens on the “wrong side.” Fear not. […]

You have reached the nascent blog of the Random House Library Marketing Department! (We’re those people you see running around at all the library conferences.) Actually, maybe “nascent” isn’t the right word. I feel as though we’ve reached the “Toddler” stage. You think? Be honest. On this blog, you will find all kinds of library-pertinent Random House […]