Author Spotlight: Louise Penny (9/1/20)

LibraryReads Hall of Famer and New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny is back with the next adventure of everyone’s favorite Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. This time, Gamache finds himself in a Paris filled with family secrets and gruesome discoveries. ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE 4 starred reviews! “The strengths of this latest procedural from […]

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Postcards from Three Pines

Postcards from Three Pines

“In the lead-up to KINGDOM OF THE BLIND coming out November 27th, I’ve looked back on the previous books with some amazement. For thirteen years we’ve been visiting the little Quebec village together. I went back over my notes, and it got me thinking that you might like to know how it all happened. So, […]

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Cultural Inspirations from Three Pines

Cultural Inspirations from Three Pines

“In the bedroom Clara picked up the well-worn book beside Jane’s bed, C.S. Lewis’s, Surprised by Joy. It smelled of Floris.” — from STILL LIFE Readers of Louise Penny’s Inspector Armand Gamache series know that art and culture play a big a role in her satisfying mysteries. Minotaur Books invites you to explore creative works […]

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The Nature of the Feast

The Nature of the Feast

“They ate by candlelight, the candles of all shapes and sizes flickering around the kitchen. Their plates were piled high with turkey and chestnut stuffing, candied yams and potatoes, peas and gravy.” — from STILL LIFE Readers of Louise Penny’s Inspector Armand Gamache series have come to relish the descriptions of food as much as […]

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The Real Places of Three Pines

The Real Places of Three Pines

  If you’re a fan of Louise Penny’s Inspector Armand Gamache series like we are, then you know that the village of Three Pines is fictional and can’t be found on a map. BUT it’s inspired by real places and Louise finally reveals where they are in a countdown leading up to the publication of […]

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Booklist Book Clubs Abuzz webinar

Booklist Book Clubs Abuzz webinar

Yesterday Talia “the troublemaker” Sherer highlighted her favorite titles during Booklist‘s Book Clubs Abuzz webinar. If you were lucky enough to listen in you chuckled at her jokes and cringed at her awful songs. If you missed out, don’t worry—we’ve got Talia’s top picks and a link to the archived webinar below. Fiction: For Women, […]

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Top eBook Lends for Libraries (as of 7/16/14)

Top eBook Lends for Libraries (as of 7/16/14)

Hey you! Whatcha reading? More importantly, what are your patrons reading? Read on to find out: Here are the top 10 Macmillan e-lending titles* for May 2014: ENDER’S GAME by Orson Scott Card ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell MR. PENUMBRA’S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE by Robin Sloan KILLING LINCOLN by Bill O’Reilly KILLING KENNEDY by Bill […]

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Top eBook Lends for Libraries (as of 5/20/14)

Top eBook Lends for Libraries (as of 5/20/14)

Lovely librarians, just as the Care Bears do, we believe that sharing (circulation stats & other awesome data) is caring… So… 

Here are the top 10 Macmillan e-lending titles* for March 2014

ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell
ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card
MR. PENUMBRA'S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE by Robin Sloan
THINKING, FAST AND SLOW by Daniel Kahneman
THE WAY OF KINGS by Brandon Sanderson
BAD BLOOD by Dana Stabenow
KILLING LINCOLN by Bill O'Reilly
SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD by Orson Scott Card
THE FOURTH ESTATE by Jeffrey Archer
ONLY TIME WILL TELL by Jeffrey Archer

Here are the top Macmillan e-lending titles* to date:

ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card 
ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell
MR. PENUMBRA'S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE by Robin Sloan
WOLF HALL by Hilary Mantel
THINKING, FAST AND SLOW by Daniel Kahneman
KILLING LINCOLN by Bill O'Reilly
SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD by Orson Scott Card
KILLING KENNEDY by Bill O'Reilly
ONLY TIME WILL TELL by Jeffrey Archer
“A” IS FOR ALIBI by Sue Grafton 
THE WAY OF KINGS by Brandon Sanderson
THE HUSBAND LIST by Janet Evanovich & Dorien Kelly
WICKED APPETITE by Janet Evanovich
THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK by Matthew Quick
THE BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY by Louise Penny
THE MANOR: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island by Mac Griswold
MISTBORN by Brandon Sanderson
STILL LIFE by Louise Penny
THE WITCH'S DAUGHTER by Paula Brackston
XENOCIDE by Orson Scott Card
A TRICK OF THE LIGHT by Louise Penny
CRYSTAL COVE by Lisa Kleypas

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The great Gamache re-read!

The great Gamache re-read!

Long Way Home jacketLouise Penny's new book, THE LONG WAY HOME, won't be out until August 26, but our friends at Minotaur Books have something to help with your Three Pines-withdrawal: the great Gamache re-read!

Starting today, a community of readers is engaging in a group re-read of the nine books in Penny’s beloved, bestselling Chief Inspector Gamache series! From now through May 4, the group is reading STILL LIFE (Book 1) and going on GamacheSeries.com to discuss the book. Then every two weeks the discussion moves to the next book with a guest post from a bookseller, librarian, blogger, fellow author, or major fan of Louise. (The first guest moderator is Lesa Holstine!)

Gamache Series

April 21 - May 4: STILL LIFE 
May 5-18: A FATAL GRACE 
May 19 - June 1: THE CRUELEST MONTH
June 2-15: A RULE AGAINST MURDER 
June 16-29: THE BRUTAL TELLING 
June 30 - July 13: BURY YOUR DEAD 
July 14-27: A TRICK OF THE LIGHT 
July 28 - August 10: THE BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY 
August 11-25: HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN 
August 26: THE LONG WAY HOME

The re-read is a fantastic way for fans to revisit the magic of the series while also welcoming new readers into the community. Why not have your patrons (and patrons) join the fun? 

Happy (re-)reading! [...]

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Top eBook Lends for Libraries

Top eBook Lends for Libraries

Happy Monday everyone! As Talia mentioned on Friday, the ELEANOR & PARK eBook is now available for lending! HUZZAH!

Here are some other newly available eBooks your patrons might be interested in:

BAD BLOOD by Dana Stabenow
ILLICIT by Opal Carew
THE FOURTH ESTATE by Jeffrey Archer
EVE OF CHAOS by Sylvia Day
THE POWER TRIP by Jackie Collins
CALLING ME HOME by Julie Kibler 
THE FUN PARTS by Sam Lipsyte 
THE SUNSHINE WHEN SHE'S GONE by Thea Goodman 
DEATH, DOOM, AND DETENTION by Darynda Jones
IF YOU FIND ME by Emily Murdoch
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
THE SHELL SEEKERS by Rosamunde Pilcher
A MEMORY OF LIGHT by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson 
DRY (10th Anniversary edition) by Augusten Burroughs
DON'T GO by Lisa Scottoline 
WEIGHT WATCHERS 50th ANNIVERSARY COOKBOOK by Weight Watchers

Want to know what patrons have been checking out? Here are the top Macmillan e-lending titles* to date:

ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card  
MINE TILL MIDNIGHT by Lisa Kleypas 
KILLING KENNEDY by Bill O'Reilly  
KILLING LINCOLN by Bill O'Reilly 
RAINSHADOW ROAD by Lisa Kleypas  
THE BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY by Louise Penny
THE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE by Laurie R. King |
CHRISTMAS EVE AT FRIDAY HARBOR by Lisa Kleypas  
TELL ME LIES by Jennifer Crusie  
COME HOME by Lisa Scottoline
A WALLFLOWER CHRISTMAS by Lisa Kleypas  
MARRIED BY MORNING by Lisa Kleypas 
"A" IS FOR ALIBI by Sue Grafton  
SWORN TO SILENCE by Linda Castillo  
TEMPT ME AT TWILIGHT by Lisa Kleypas  
SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD by Orson Scott Card 
THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK by Matthew Quick    
LOVE IN A NUTSHELL by Janet Evanovich & Dorien Kelly  
LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON by Lisa Kleypas    
SEDUCE ME AT SUNRISE by Lisa Kleypas  
WHERE WE BELONG by Emily Giffin  
A TRICK OF THE LIGHT by Louise Penny 
BLUE HEAVEN by C.J. Box 
WICKED APPETITE by Janet Evanovich 

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