Book ExtrasFrom the Author

As we stay indoors during uncertain times, we’re staying connected with each other and the stories and authors who inspire us. For those of you who may have missed some of our virtual Penguin Random House author Q&A’s, book events, and more, here is a recap of last week’s (4/20-4/26) events and their recordings. April […]

From the Author

We work feverishly to make ourselves happy. So why are we so miserable? In Do Nothing, award-winning journalist Celeste Headlee illuminates a new path ahead, seeking to institute a global shift in our thinking so we can stop sabotaging our well-being, put work aside, and start living instead of doing. Here, Headlee discusses how librarians can apply these […]

Book ExtrasFrom the AuthorWhat We're Reading

We’ve been so lucky to have some incredible authors speak at librarian events over the past few months. Below, check out videos of their talks to hear from these authors in their own words. Click to Watch Authors Speak at Our ALA Annual 2019 Lunch. Click to Watch Authors Speak at Our 2019 BookExpo Breakfast. Click […]

From the AuthorWhat We're Reading

Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and The Signature of All Things, says thank you to librarians for their support for her new novel and a June LibraryReads pick CITY OF GIRLS, a delicious novel of glamour, sex, and adventure, about a young woman discovering that you don’t have to be a good girl to be a good […]

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The Lager Queen of Minnesota is a novel of family, Midwestern values, hard work, fate, and the secrets of making a world-class beer, from the bestselling author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest. Below, watch as J. Ryan Stradal thanks librarians for supporting his novels and for making The Lager Queen of Minnesota a July LibraryReads pick! “An absolutely […]

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The Vegetarian meets Heathers in this darkly funny, seductively strange novel from the acclaimed author of 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl. Below, watch as Mona Awad discusses her love of libraries. “We were just these innocent girls in the night trying to make something beautiful. We nearly died. We very nearly did, didn’t we?” Samantha Heather Mackey […]

From the AuthorWhat We're Reading

A decadent rock star. A deeply religious radio host. A disgraced scientist. And a teenage girl who may be the world’s last hope. From the mind of Chuck Wendig comes “a magnum opus . . . a story about survival that’s not just about you and me, but all of us, together” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). […]