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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 […]

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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). […]

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In April, we brought librarians and authors together at our biannual Open Book Event, where librarians from the tri-state area were the first to hear these authors discuss their upcoming books. For those who could not join us, we’re featuring the powerful speeches from these incredible authors. Click to Watch Our Authors Speak to Librarians at Open Book Spring 2019. […]

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There’s decorating, and then there’s organizing. From the Instagram-sensation home experts (with a serious fan club that includes Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Mindy Kaling), here is an accessible, room-by-room guide to establishing new order in your home. Believe this: every single space in your house has the potential to function efficiently and look great. The mishmash […]

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In the video below, bestselling author David Bell discusses how much he enjoys doing author events at libraries and thanks librarians for making his novel Somebody’s Daughter a July 2018 LibraryReads pick! Learn more about Bell’s new novel Layover below. In Layover, a high-concept psychological suspense novel, a chance meeting with a woman in an airport sends a man on […]

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From the #1 international bestselling author of The Lost Wife and The Velvet Hours comes an emotionally charged story about a mother’s love, a teacher’s promise, and a child’s heart. In the video below, Alyson Richman shares how libraries shaped the writer she is today. Katya, a rising ballerina, and Sasha, a graduate student, are young and in love when an […]

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A November LibraryReads pick, John Boyne’s new novel is a seductive, unputdownable psychodrama following one brilliant, ruthless man who will stop at nothing in his pursuit of success. Sweeping across the late twentieth century, A Ladder to the Sky is a fascinating portrait of a relentlessly immoral man, a tour de force of storytelling, and the next great novel […]