Articles tagged "Librarians"

TWENTY-ONE TRUTHS ABOUT LOVE = a November LibraryReads Pick!

Librarians love TWENTY-ONE TRUTHS ABOUT LOVE! You voted, they counted, and now Matthew Dicks’ novel-in-lists is a November LibraryReads pick.

TWENTY-ONE TRUTHS ABOUT LOVE by Matthew Dicks

“Often moving, sometimes shocking, always entertaining, this superbly crafted work emphasizes the incalculable variety of the novel form.”–Booklist

Now, don’t forget to read and vote for your favorite December titles by November 1st! Need recommendations? We got ’em here.

Library Comic Custom Tarot Deck Sweepstakes

Spooky season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with a custom tarot deck giveaway!

We’ve partnered with Library Comic to immortalize one lucky librarian and two of their coworkers in a custom tarot deck (aka get your face on a tarot card!)

Deadline to enter: October 20th, 2019

Click here for full sweepstakes details and find out how to enter.

For Your Consideration: December 2019 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite December titles for the December 2019 LibraryReads list!

Votes due November 1!

DEAD ASTRONAUTS by Jeff VanderMeer

“VanderMeer is a master of literary science fiction, and this may be his best book yet.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THIN ICE by Paige Shelton

“Readers are left wondering up to the last exciting page what the answers are, and will eagerly await the second in this new Alaska mysteries series from the author of the Scottish Bookshop mysteries.”–Booklist

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RSVP for the 2019 Adult Tri-State Book Buzz!

Librarians, you are cordially invited to the 2019 Adult Tri-State Book Buzz!

Thursday, October 24, 2019
10:00am – 3:00pm
Penguin Random House
Maya Angelou Conference Room / 2nd floor
1745 Broadway, between 55th and 56th Streets, New York City

Attend a full day of fun presentations from major and independent publishers to find out about next year’s big books, debut gems, cross-over titles, and in-house favorites.

Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, so RSVP ASAP!

See you there!

NINTH HOUSE + CILKA’S JOURNEY = October LibraryReads Picks!

You voted, they counted, and NINTH HOUSE and CILKA’S JOURNEY are officially LibraryReads picks for October 2019!

NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo

A Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews Most Anticipated Book!

The mesmerizing adult debut from Leigh Bardugo: a tale of power, privilege, dark magic, and murder set among the Ivy League elite.

CILKA’S JOURNEY by Heather Morris

From the author of the multi-million copy bestseller THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ comes a new story of heartbreak and healing, based on a riveting true story. From child to woman, from woman to healer, CILKA’S JOURNEY illuminates the resilience of the human spirit—and the will we have to survive.

Now, don’t forget to read and vote for your favorite November titles by October 1st! Need recommendations? We got ’em here.

Sign Up Now: Library Journal’s “Sleeper Hits for Fall 2019/Winter 2020” Webinar

It may be 1,000 degrees outside, but we’re dreaming of cool fall air and snowflakes in winter… Join Amanda as she highlights her favorite forthcoming releases during Library Journal‘s “Sleeper Hits for Fall 2019/Winter 2020” Webinar!

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019
Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Click here to RSVP!

NYPL Spring 2019 Picks for Adults

Trust the librarians! The stellar staff at the NYPL have picked their favorite adult books for Spring 2019, and Macmillan has quite a few on the list!

AN EMERGENCY IN SLOW MOTION: The Inner Life of Diane Arbus by William Todd Schultz
EVERYTHING UNDER by Daisy Johnson
GRIST MILL ROAD by Christopher J. Yates
THE LITTLE SHOP OF FOUND THINGS by Paula Brackston
MY DIRTY DUMB EYES by Lisa Hanawalt
NINE PINTS: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood by Rose George
SADIE by Courtney Summers

Happy National Library Week 2018!

It’s National Library Week, and what better way to celebrate than with some of our favorite books by librarians, about libraries, or starring librarians:

DEAR FAHRENHEIT 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks by Annie Spence
A September 2017 LibraryReads pick, Gen X-er librarian Spence’s book is a snarky, laugh-out-loud funny, deeply moving collection of love letters and break-up notes to the books in her life.

MURDER IN THE MANUSCRIPT ROOM: A 42nd Street Library Mystery by Con Lehane
Murder? In the library?! It happens in Lehane’s 42nd Street Library mystery series starring crime fiction curator Raymond Ambler.

THE BOOK OF SPECULATION by Erika Swyler
Swyler’s “whimsically dark debut” (Publishers Weekly) about a librarian who discovers a mysterious book that holds the key to a curse that has haunted his family of traveling circus performers for generations was a June 2015 LibraryReads pick and a Barnes & Noble 2015 Discover Great New Writers selection.

THE INFERNAL LIBRARY: On Dictators, the Books They Wrote, and Other Catastrophes of Literacy by Daniel Kalder
A compelling new history of “dictator literature” in the twentieth century, featuring the prose and poetry of Lenin, Hitler, Mao, and more.

MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL by Ashley Weaver
Librarian Weaver’s charming Golden Age debut introduced married couple/amateur sleuths Amory and Milo Ames and was an October 2014 LibraryReads pick. Look for book 5 in the series, AN ACT OF VILLAINY, coming this September 2018.

Plus, Patience & Fortitude are roaring about our New York Public Library Spring 2018 staff picks!

STARFIRE: A Red Peace by Spencer Ellsworth

BAKING WITH KAFKA by Tom Gauld

DON’T GO by Lisa Scottoline

GHOSTS OF THE TSUNAMI: Death and Life in Japan’s Disaster Zone by Richard Lloyd Parry

THE BUTCHERING ART: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine by Lindsey Fitzharris

THE ENGLISH WIFE by Lauren Willig

A CROWN OF WISHES by Roshani Chokshi (Young Adult)

We’re Thankful For… Kugel!

Thanksgiving is tomorrow (we’re off this afternoon through the rest of the week), and we have so many things to be thankful for: good books, lovely librarians, friends and family. Especially the newest member of the Sherer family, Kugel Noodle Pudding! This cute Corgi puppy (yes, a dog!) is melting hearts everywhere she goes.

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Marie Marquardt on Immigrants, Issues & the Healing Power of Libraries

Last year, Marie Marquardt leapt onto the YA scene with her debut novel, DREAM THINGS TRUE, a modern-day Romeo and Juliet story in which a wealthy Southern boy falls in love with an undocumented Mexican girl and together they face perils in their hostile Georgia town. Her second YA novel, THE RADIUS OF US, explores the American dream again, but this time through the lenses of two traumatized teens who find healing in love.

Marie Marquardt has a message for librarians, but first, we’re offering complimentary advance readers copies of THE RADIUS OF US to any U.S.-based librarian who requests one (limited quantity available).

To get your copy, email Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: Radius of Us) and don’t forget to include your library’s mailing address.

Take it away, Marie!

Dear YA Librarian,

I am thrilled to write to you about my new young adult novel, THE RADIUS OF US, which will be published by St. Martin’s Press on January 17, 2017. As a story featuring immigrants and asylum-seekers seeking refuge in the United States, this book addresses timely and important themes, and I hope you’ll be willing to tell your young patrons about it.

I’ve spent two decades working with Latin American immigrant families in the South. I also run a non-profit called El Refugio that serves immigrants and asylum-seekers in detention. This work inspired my debut novel, DREAM THINGS TRUE, which was published in 2015. To research THE RADIUS OF US, I traveled to El Salvador and to detention facilities across the U.S., where I met with teenagers fleeing gang violence and seeking asylum.

Told in alternating first person points of view, THE RADIUS OF US is a story of love, sacrifice, and the journey from victim to survivor. It’s about a boy from El Salvador, who ran from a city torn-through with violence, looking for a safe place to call home. It’s about an American girl who no longer feels safe anywhere, except maybe when she’s with him. And most importantly, THE RADIUS OF US is about two people struggling to overcome trauma and find healing in love.

I’m especially enthusiastic to share this story with librarians and library patrons, because for thirty-three years, libraries have been my refuge, and librarians have been the ones that welcomed me in. readmoreremove

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