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It’s Tuesday. It’s #PubDay. (10/9/18)

A star lawyer, a talent agent for animals, Nazi Hunters, and a coming-of-age novel… Check out our eclectic #PubDay selections:

INVISIBLE: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster
by Stephen L. Carter

ALA Annual Read ‘n Rave pick!

2 starred reviews!

“In the same vein as best sellers such as Liza Mundy’s CODE GIRLS and Margot Lee Shetterly’s HIDDEN FIGURES, this new work from Carter presents the untold story of his grandmother Eunice Hunton Carter, the black female lawyer who prosecuted notorious mobster Lucky Luciano. With artful storytelling and a narrative-like delivery, Carter tells Eunice’s story in the best way possible, offering a compelling, unputdownable read with as much value in social history as legal appeal. Not to be missed.” Library Journal, starred review

“Bestseller Carter (BACK CHANNEL) narrates the life story of his exceptional grandmother, Eunice Carter, an African-American attorney who masterminded the sting operation that resulted in the imprisonment of mobster Charles “Lucky” Luciano…Carter’s enthusiasm for his grandmother’s incredible fortitude despite numerous setbacks is contagious; Eunice Carter’s story is another hidden gem of African-American history.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

DOMINION: The History of England from the Battle of Waterloo to Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee
by Peter Ackroyd

DOMINION, the fifth volume of Peter Ackroyd’s masterful History of England, begins in 1815 as national glory following the Battle of Waterloo gives way to a post-war depression and ends with the death of Queen Victoria in January 1901.


Friday Reads: Cats or Dogs?

It’s the end of the week and there’s only one thing left to debate: cats or dogs? Pups may have the advantage since it’s #NationalDogDay, but Macmillan Library is forever in the cat camp. #meow  Perhaps these pet-friendly #FridayReads picks can help:

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE FURRED KIND: New Adventures with My Sad Cat & Other Feline Friends by Tom Cox
If you loved reading about the antics of Bear—the world’s most melancholy cat—in Cox’s THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE FURRY, you’ll love this follow-up with more stories about Bear and his other feline friends. “…catnip even for a pup person… Cox’s prose about his furry family are what makes his memoir more endearing than a mere repackaging of his cats’ best Twitter material.” — The Los Angeles Times readmoreremove

Cat in the Stacks

Friends, meet Frederick “Freddie” Paw Olmsted. He lives with SMP executive editor, Keith Kahla, who wants to tell you all about him:

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“The cat is relatively new. He was a street rescue by a friend of a former assistant—a stray who was living on the streets of Bed Stuy (editor’s note: the cat, not the assistant). She took care of all the important vet stuff, but he and Otter, her rescue pit bull, weren’t the best of friends.”

Freddie and Otter

Long story short, he came home with me.




We’re happy to send off National Library Week tomorrow with a purrfect Caturday (that’s what we call Saturday snuggling with kitties) book: THE TRUE TAILS OF BAKER & TAYLOR: The Library Cats Who Left Their Pawprints on a Small Town…and the World by Jan Louch & Lisa Rogak.

It all started with mice in the library. Assistant librarian Jan Louch and a coworker found a pair of Scottish Folds who were perfect for the job. Jan named them Baker and Taylor, they took up residence in the library, and the rest is history.

Now you can have Baker & Taylor too, with a free poster (while supplies last)! Simply email (subject: True Tails of Baker and Taylor) from your professional/library-issued e-mail address and make sure to include your library’s mailing address.

We’ve also got 5 clever #librarycatproblems e-cards for you to download and share. Simply click on the image to open the full-size version in a new tab, then right-click on each picture and save to your computer!

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Talia’s CAT-TASTIC Sabbatical

My dear librarians,

On a whim, I applied to be a cat nanny in Manchester, England. Several Skype interviews and a few letters of recommendation later… And the position is mine!
I cannot wait for the many hours of snuggling, biscuit-making, and paw pad squishing! Let’s not forget the endless hours of toe floof and if I’m really lucky:


As you can imagine, my library marketing travels enabled me to accrue a bazillion airline and hotel points and I will be using all of them for this 4 month sabbatical. It’s been an honor working with y’all… Goodbye for now and see you all again in September!


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Happy National Cat Day!

It’s NATIONAL CAT DAY! We salute you, feline friends:

Talia’s cat, Shmackies
Shmackies Collage

Ali’s cat, Jackson

Anne’s mom’s cat, Sylvester, a.k.a. “Silly Boy”


Share pics of your kitties with us @MacmillanLib, hashtag #nationalcatday! #meow



Friday Reads: MEOW

It’s almost Caturday (that’s what we call Saturday snuggling with kitties), and our #FridayReads picks are purrfect for weekend reading:

THE OLD MAN AND THE CAT by Nils Udderberg
Retired Professor of Psychology and reluctant pet owner Udderberg describes how his existence changed after a little speckled grey-brown homeless cat moved in with him. Aww!!

A GIFT FROM BOB by James Bowen
Read the first chapter now to find out how Street Cat Bob helps James learn the the true meaning of Christmas. (Is it catnip? OK, not catnip…we’ll keep reading.)

CATS ON THE JOB: 50 Fabulous Felines Who Purr, Mouse, and Even Sing for Their Supper by Lisa Rogak
Cats have a bad rep for being lazy, but they work, too! Not only do they work, they understand your office woes. Download and share all 6 of these e-cards with your colleagues (furry or human) who can commiserate.

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It’s Raining Cats & Dogs (On Our Shelves)

Some people love cats, some love dogs. Pick a side and let the fur fly with these new and forthcoming books:

THE DOG MASTER by W. Bruce Cameron
An evocative glimpse at prehistory, a heartwarming coming of age saga, and an exciting, imaginative look at the story of the first dog when the unfortunate Mal, cast out of his tribe because of his deformed foot, saves a a wolf cub.

BUSTER: The Military Dog Who Saved a Thousand Lives by Will Barrow & Isabel George
The #1 international bestselling heroic and heartwarming story of an RAF bomb-sniffing dog told by his best friend and handler. Fun facts about Buster (besides how the English Springer Spaniel has saved thousands of lives):
* He has served five tours of duty in three theatres of war (Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan)—more than any other military dog.
* He won the prestigious Crufts Friends for Life Award in 2012.
* He has become the official lifetime mascot of the RAF Police, the only dog in history to have been honored in that manner.

CRUSOE, THE CELEBRITY DACHSHUND: Adventures of the Wiener Dog Extraordinaire by Ryan Beauchesne 
Crusoe may be a small dog, but he’s a big deal—talented, ridiculously photogenic, and proud of his larger-than-life personality and stunning fashion sense, as his many thousands of loyal followers can attest. Perhaps you know him better by his infamous alter ego, BATDOG? We thought so.


CATS ON THE JOB: 50 Fabulous Felines Who Purr, Mouse, and Even Sing for Their Supper by Lisa Rogak
An illustrated, full-color celebration of working cats from around the world. Or, this:


James Herriot Classics: Now with 100 % More Awesome

These bestselling animal stories from the world’s most beloved veterinarian have been updated with fresh, new super-cute packages! Add them to your library’s shelves today!

ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL by James Herriot (includes a Teacher’s Guide!)


JAMES HERRIOT’S TREASURY FOR CHILDREN: Warm and Joyful Tales by the Author of All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot



JAMES HERRIOT’S DOG STORIES: Warm and Wonderful Stories About the Animals Herriot Loves Best by James Herriot







MEOW!! A super special #BookBday to THE BEST CAT BOOK EVER: Super-Amazing, 100% Awesome by Kate Funk!

We looooove AC cat and all the crazy get-ups his food slave/owner Kate Funk puts him in and photographs for our enjoyment.
(* If you were at ALA Annual, you saw AC as Bob Ross everywhere!)

Talia+ACgift-editAnne even surprised Talia with a specially commissioned AC Astronaut photo for Macmillan Library’s 10th Anniversary back in August.

Need a little more AC love? You’re welcome.