ALA Midwinter 2016 “Three’s Company” Book Buzz Titles

ALA Midwinter 2016 “Three’s Company” Book Buzz Titles

Here are LOTS of reading recommendations courtesy of Anne’s “Three’s Company” Book Buzz at ALA Midwinter 2016: TITLE TBA* by Liane Moriarty | 9781250069795 | On Sale: July 26 MOST WANTED* by Lisa Scottoline | 9781250010131 | On Sale: April 12 THE 14TH COLONY* by Steve Berry | 9781250056245 | On Sale: April 5 ALL […]

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For Your Consideration: March 2016 LibraryReads Titles

For Your Consideration: March 2016 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles for the March 2016* LibraryReads list! *Nominations are due January 20! Click here for the full list of 2016 deadlines. LUST & WONDER by Augusten Burroughs “Augusten Burroughs is back! Longtime fans of the memoirist are going to be over the moon with this new work and with […]

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2015 Long Island Book Buzz

2015 Long Island Book Buzz

Today Anne traveled to lovely Long Island and presented all these great Macmillan YA and Adult titles at a full-day book buzz: Adult BOYS IN THE TREES* by Carly Simon | On Sale: Nov. 24 LUST & WONDER* by Augusten Burroughs | On Sale: March 29 MOST WANTED* by Lisa Scottoline  | On Sale: April 12 […]

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2015 Adult Tri-State Book Buzz Titles

2015 Adult Tri-State Book Buzz Titles

Today is the Tri-State Book Buzz where Anne presented all the glorious upcoming titles listed below! Can’t be there in person? Don’t worry! Here are the books she talked about: BOYS IN THE TREES* by Carly Simon | On Sale: Nov. 24 LUST & WONDER* by Augusten Burroughs | On Sale: March 29 MOST WANTED* […]

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Labor Day 2015 Reads

Labor Day 2015 Reads

The long Labor Day weekend is here! To celebrate an extra day of reading time, here’s a list of great Fall 2015 and Winter 2016 reads you can download on Edelweiss NOW!* Don’t forget to nominate your favorite for LibraryReads! Highly Anticipated!! LUST & WONDER by Augusten Burroughs A WILD SWAN by Michael Cunningham THE GIVENNESS […]

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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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#FridayReads: Banned Book Week Edition!

#FridayReads: Banned Book Week Edition!

Happy Friday friends! We hope you've had a great week celebrating Banned Books.
For today's #FridayReads Talia and Anne have chosen their favorite banned books:

Talia is glad she's not in the crazy house after re-reading 

RUNNING WITH SCISSORS by Augusten Burroughs
Burrough's story of growing up under the most extraordinary circumstances is "hilarious, freaky-deaky, berserk, controlled, transcendent, touching, affectionate, vengeful, all-embracing.... It makes a good run at blowing every other [memoir] out of the water." (The Washington Post)

Anne is re-living high school English after re-reading 

THE SCARLET LETTER by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Long before desire was all Shades of Grey it was Scarlet Red. Nathaniel Hawthorne's greatest work tells the story of Hester Prynne's adulterous affair and the struggle to create a new life with dignity and repentance in Puritanical times. 

Cat & banned books

Who would want to censor this adorable fellow?! Not us. Enjoy your weekend!

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Banned Books Week 2013!

Banned Books Week 2013!


Banned Books Week
(Sept. 22-28) is upon us once again librarian friends!

This is the week to read and re-read all your favorite banned and challenged books.

If you're feeling inspired to read aloud, we highly recommend that you submit a banned book reading video on the Virtual Read-Out page on YouTube. And don't forget to join the conversation on Twitter today (Monday) 9/23 from 10 am - Noon and Wednesday 9/25 from Noon - 2 pm using the hashtag #BannedBooksWeek2013.

Let's keep fighting for our FREADOM!

Banned Books Week 2013

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Booklist’s Best Adult Books for Young Adults 2012

Booklist’s Best Adult Books for Young Adults 2012

We're very excited to see four of our fine titles on Booklist's 2012 Editors’ Choice list of the best Adult books for a Young Adult audience.

That Adult-to-Teen crossover appeal makes these titles special for us and accessible to all of your patrons. 

Here are the Macmillan titles:

GIRLCHILD by Tupelo Hassman

LITTLE STAR by John Ajvide Lindqvist

THIS IS HOW: Proven to Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More, for Young and Old Alike by Augusten Burroughs

RAIDERS!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made by Alan Eisenstock and others

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Well Done, New York Times Best Sellers!

Well Done, New York Times Best Sellers!

This is the time of year that Talia and I are of the busier of the busy bees (maybe that's why we're buzzing so much lately??) and we end up missing some of the totally rad week-to-week Macmillan excitement.

So when Talia paused for 1/23 of a second to sip her coffee this morning and glanced at The New York Times Book Review Best Sellers list for May 27, she did a double-take and then called me in to talk about how many of our awesome books are on the list. 

We high-fived about it.

To give these books a pat on the back, a nod of approval, and a "well done, champ!" I've listed them below:

Print Hardcover Bestsellers – FICTION

#3 BRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel

#11 THE SINS OF THE FATHER by Jeffrey Archer

#14 A DOG’S JOURNEY by W. Bruce Cameron

Print Hardcover Bestsellers - NONFICTION

#4 MOST TALKATIVE by Andy Cohen

#6 KILLING LINCOLN by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

Print Paperback Bestsellers – TRADE FICTION

#20 WOLF HALL by Hilary Mantel

Print Paperback Bestsellers – NONFICTION

#11 SEAL TEAM SIX by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin

Print Bestsellers Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous - HARDCOVER

#4 THIS IS HOW by Augusten Burroughs

Print Children's Best Sellers - SERIES

#9 The Trylle Trilogy by Amanda Hocking

Print Hardcover and Paperback Combined – FICTION

#8 BRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel

#20 THE SINS OF THE FATHER by Jeffrey Archer

Print Hardcover and Paperback Combined - NONFICTION

#7 MOST TALKATIVE by Andy Cohen

#9 KILLING LINCOLN by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

#32 THINKING, FAST AND SLOW by Daniel Kahneman

Editor's Choice

FARTHER AWAY by Jonathan Franzen

"The theme of human struggle against the pulls of solipsism and narcissism illuminates every page of the novelist’s essays."

OBLIVION by Héctor Abad. Translated by Anne McLean and Rosalind Harvey.

"Abad’s highly personal coming-of-age story is also a sociopolitical portrait of Colombia."

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