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The 2018 #HoltDebutSquad

New year, new talent! Our pals at Henry Holt & Co. wanna make sure you don’t miss these exciting debut novels:

Available March 13, 2018
A haunting story of fatherhood, national identity, and what it means to be an immigrant in America today, this coming-of-age story explores what makes us who we are.

THE COMEDOWN by Rebekah Frumkin
Available April 17, 2018
A dazzling epic that follows two very different families in Cleveland, where a drug deal gone wrong forces them to become irrevocably intertwined.

Available June 19, 2018
An exuberant and deeply affecting multigenerational novel about the complicated lives and loves of people working in everyone’s favorite Chinese restaurant.

SUICIDE CLUB by Rachel Heng
Available July 10, 2018
In this exceptional, page-turning debut, set in near future New York City—where the pursuit of immortality is all-consuming—Lea must choose between her estranged father and her chance to live forever. readmoreremove

2017 Holiday Giveaway

The holidays are here! Books make great gifts and while we know you’re all professional recommenders, the book suggestions in our Holiday Gift Guide may be helpful to you.

In the spirit of the season, we’re giving away big bundles of these holiday books to THREE lucky librarians!

To enter the giveaway, simply email from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: 2017 Holiday Giveaway) by Sunday, December 10, and make sure to include your library’s mailing address. Read on for the fine print.

UPDATE 12/15/17: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winners:

Jean Anderson, South Central Library System, Madison WI
Catherine Healey, College of Staten Island Library/CUNY, Staten Island NY
Angela Romano, Oak Lawn Public Library, Oak Lawn IL

New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz reinvents a classic tale in this gender-swapped version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice with a holiday twist. “De la Cruz’s Christmas romance is quick, witty, and a must for fans of Austen retellings.” — Publishers Weekly

A November 2017 Indie Next pick! Shakespeare in Love meets A Christmas Carol in this debut novel set as Charles Dickens writes his beloved classic. “With the wit and sprightly tone of a classic storyteller, Silva presents a heartwarming tale of friendship and renewal that’s imbued with the true Christmas spirit.” — Booklist

A charming, glamourous love story set at Claridge’s in London during the magical week before Christmas starring a sweet NYC baker and the Cooking Channel Producer who could change her life. “Hughes has romance readers’ mouths watering and hearts melting with this food- and holiday-themed novel.” — Booklist

Reeling from divorce, Sydney moves back to her hometown with her daughter, but doesn’t expect to fall for Santa (single dad and local high school history teacher Kevin). “Naigle’s wonderfully heart-warming holiday story will appeal to romance and women’s fiction readers.” — Library Journal readmoreremove

2018 Community Reads Recommendations

fye2018Although our Academic Marketing division created the “Books for the First-Year Experience” for colleges and universities, we strongly believe that the titles featured in this catalog foster the sort of discussion and self-reflection that make library-led, city-wide reading programs so memorable.

The updated catalog for 2018 is now available and features titles such as:

WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & asha bandele

TEARS WE CANNOT STOP: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson

BEING MORTAL: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

THE SELLOUT by Paul Beatty

THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah

HERE I AM by Jonathan Safran Foer

For more information about these books and other FYE titles, please visit the interactive website or download the catalog as a PDF.


It’s Friday Free Day on the blog, and we’re giving away a signed copy of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s newest book, DEADMEN WALKING, to ONE lucky librarian!

To enter the giveaway, simply email from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: Deadmen Walking) by Sunday, November 5, and make sure to include your library’s mailing address. Read on for the fine print.

Good luck, me hearties!

UPDATE 11/7/17: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Sandy Long of Whittemore Public Library, IA! readmoreremove


If you’ve ever given in to a craving for junk food (helloooo cupcakes!) because you were happy / sad / stressed / bored / hangry and then immediately felt bad about it, then Lindsey Smith, the Food Mood Girl, is here to help.

In EAT YOUR FEELINGS: The Food Mood Girl’s Guide to Transforming Your Emotional Eating, Smith shares how to make yummy, nourishing meals and snacks based on what people tend to crave the most during heightened emotional states. Blending food and humor (just look at those adorable Emoji Chocolates!), this is a lighthearted take on your typical diet book.

We’re giving away advanced readers copies of EAT YOUR FEELINGS to you, lovely librarians!*

For your copy, email from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: Eat Your Feelings) and make sure to include your library’s mailing address.

UPDATE 10/19/17: this giveaway is now closed.


Banned Books Week 2017

Did you know that ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell was the 10th most challenged book of 2016? It’s true! Censorship is happening and it is infringing on the right of readers.

Good thing librarians fight for our FREADOM! Banned Books Week (Sept 24-30) is happening now and it’s the perfect time to re-read and recommend all your favorite banned and challenged books.

Here are resources for librarians and free downloadable art from Banned Books Week to help spread the word. The ALA also has lots of great resources on Banned Books Week, including lists of frequently challenged books, banned/challenged classics, top 10 frequently challenged books, the 100 most frequently challenged books by decade, and MORE free downloadable materials.

Share your love of banned books all week long!

Take a selfie with your favorite banned book and tweet it out to @BannedBooksWeek with the hashtags #bannedbooksweek and #ireadbannedbooks. If you’re feeling inspired to read aloud, we highly recommend that you submit a banned book reading video to the Virtual Read-Out page on YouTube.

Check out for more live and online events to learn how you can help support authors whose books have been banned or challenged.

RSVP Now: “Pulse Pounding Mysteries for Fall” Booklist Webinar

Leaves are turning yellow, orange, and… blood red! Heat up your autumn with Booklist‘s “Pulse Pounding Mysteries for Fall” webinar on Tuesday, October 24th at 1pm Central.

Anne “sweet teeth” Spieth will be sharing the best new mysteries from Macmillan (Spoiler alert: we’ve got a LOT of good ones).

Click here to RSVP. See you there—it’s going to be killer!

Adult Librarians’ Sneak Peek Book Preview

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
9 am – 4 pm
Penguin Random House

Reserve Your Spot Now! Seats Will Go Fast!

When the leaves start falling librarians and publishers start buzzing! LibraryReads and the Association of American Publishers invite librarians from across the eastern seaboard for a full-day, exclusive sneak peek into the adult book releases for 2017-2018, what makes those books and authors tick, the stories behind the stories, and why your patrons will be waiting in line with library cards at hand ready to check them out! Hear from over twenty trade and independent publishers including Macmillan as they present their favorites in mystery, romance, business, literary fiction, biographies, crafts, and more! For those who know, you know this event is not to be missed!




Wednesday, October 11, 2017
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Hear from two authors (TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!) and over 25 AAP member publishers (including Wednesday Books + Flatirons Books YA) as they highlight their best in next season’s Teen titles.



“Great Book-Group Reads” Booklist Webinar — Macmillan Titles (08/01/17)

So you missed Booklist‘s “Great Book-Group Reads” Webinar… We got you! Here are the titles we covered:

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

The Hush by John Hart

After Anna by Lisa Scottoline

One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus

The Vengeance of Mothers by Jim Fergus

The North Water by Ian McGuire

Outline by Rachel Cusk

Transit by Rachel Cusk

The Sellout by Paul Beatty

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande


Download the full slide deck here.