Book ExtrasStaff Picks

Chilling new books for horror buffs. Whether you’re a horror aficionado or enjoy the occasional thrill, there’s something in our Dead of Summer collection for you. Click for Our Dead of Summer Collection. Click for Our Fall 2022 Horror Excerpt Sampler. Take Our Quiz to Find Your Next Horror Read. Watch Our “The Horror” Author […]

Exciting news from the halls of ALA Midwinter in Boston! We’re thrilled to share our 2016 ALA Award Winners and Honor books. Congratulations to our authors and our publishers on these fantastic honors. ALA 2016 Notable Books List Year’s best in fiction, nonfiction and poetry named by RUSA readers’ advisory experts. Fiction: In the Country: […]

Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Lynne Truss (Eats, Shoots & Leaves) burst back on the scene with CAT OUT OF HELL, a mesmerizing and hilarious tale of cats and murder that earned a spot on the March LibraryReads List. Now, Truss shares the fond memories she has had of libraries throughout her life, and […]

In his newest novel THE WATER KNIFE, Paolo Bacigalupi—National Book Award finalist and bestselling author of The Windup Girl—delivers a scorching near-future thriller born out of today’s front-page headlines. Voters placed the novel at #4 on the May LibraryReads List and Library Journal’s starred review hailed it as “a fresh cautionary tale classic.” This National […]

Menna van Praag’s THE DRESS SHOP OF DREAMS—a January LibraryReads Pick—has been hailed as “delightful,” “delicious,” “bighearted, beautiful, and brushed with magic.”* And, magic is exactly what she finds in libraries: Libraries are magical places. They are literary churches, holy places, where we find our souls and shape our spirits with books we’ll love for the […]

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 […]