We collected our favorite library characters into one place for you and your library community to enjoy. Grab a book, or seven, and get lost in the world you love.

Secrets in Summer
By Nancy Thayer
Right in time for the warm weather, we follow Darcy Cotterill, a thirty-year-old Nantucket librarian, through her Memorial Day weekend. An unexpected next door neighbor – her ex-husband with his new wife and stepdaughter–moves in as a seasonal visitor and a story of a new spicy relationship with a local carpenter unfolds. Nancy Thayer is the book-for-the-beach-and-don’t-forget-the-chilled-wine author to not miss out on for this summer.

Twelve Angry Librarians
By Miranda James
Librarians + Cats + A Mystery Novel = A Killer Cat Story.
Librarian Charlie Harris has the reputation in his Mississippi hometown of being the local cat-walking librarian. The Southern Academic Libraries Association is counting on Charlie to deliver the welcome speech at the conference for the keynote speaker, his old arch-nemesis, but all cats break loose when his enemy disappears!

The Invisible Library Series
By Genevieve Cogman
Irene is the librarian hero we all need. Enter the world of the compelling series of undercover agents, hidden societies and enemies of the State of the Libraries. Join The Invisible Library society before they disappear!

Kafka on the Shore
by Haruki Murakami
Oshima, the young, transgender, hemophiliac library assistant in Murakami’s knotty tragedy, guides 15-year-old runaway Kafka Tamura through most of the novel’s narrative, providing him with food, shelter, wisdom, and employment, hiding him even when Kafka is suspected of a violent act.

The Borrower
by Rebecca Makkai
Lucy Hull, a children’s librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, finds herself both kidnapper and kidnapped when her favorite patron, ten-year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home.

The Historian
By Elizabeth Kostova
The death of a young woman’s father and her discovery of letters in his library sends her through a search for answers to questions she never knew existed when he was alive. Dust off your magnifying glass and be ready to solve a surprising librarian mystery.

The Time Traveler’s Wife
By Audrey Niffenegger
The international bestseller is the story of a seemingly impossible–but real–love of Clare and Henry. Henry is diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder, randomly altering his age and misplacing him in time, making it difficult for he and Clare to be on the same page. Never has the love of a librarian and art student been so extraordinary and, quite literally, timeless.

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