Free Library of Philadelphia Book Buzz Recap (1/23/20)

This past week took us to the City of Brotherly Love for ALA Midwinter 2020! While we were there, we had the pleasure of buzzing about these upcoming Adult + YA titles: ADULT LUSTER by Raven Leilani | 8/4/20 | 9780374194321 | HC THE BOOK OF V. by Anna Solomon | 5/5/20 | 9781250257017 | […]

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New E-Galleys for November 2019

Hello e-galley readers! Check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were added to Edelweiss this month for your downloading pleasure: HARROW THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir Lesbian necromancers return to space in the hotly-anticipated sequel to GIDEON THE NINTH. DEAD WEST by Matt Goldman Minneapolis private detective Nils Shapiro is back for another thrilling, […]

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Women’s History Month 2019

Women’s History Month 2019

March is Women’s History Month, and today we celebrate their powerful voices with these fierce reads: PRAIRIE FIRES: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser DIVIDED WE STAND: The Battle Over Women’s Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics by Marjorie Spruill A WARRIOR OF THE PEOPLE: How Susan La Flesche […]

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February 2018 Bestsellers & Recent Releases

February 2018 Bestsellers & Recent Releases

Our sales team created an Edelweiss collection of our month’s bestsellers and recently released titles — what a perfect collection development tool for you! Here are some of the top titles for February 2018: Recent Releases: THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah FORCE OF NATURE by Jane Harper JACKIE, JANET & LEE by J. Randy […]

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New York Times Summer Reading Recommendations

New York Times Summer Reading Recommendations

The gray lady recently revealed several Summer 2017 reading lists in mystery, horror, graphic novels, and more, including these 10 Macmillan titles: True Crime (full list) In his lively literary biography ARTHUR AND SHERLOCK: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes, Michael Sims traces the real-life inspiration for the first “scientific detective” to the renowned […]

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Friday Reads: Sherlock!

Friday Reads: Sherlock!

Oh, Sherlock! For fans already mourning the end of the newest TV season, we’ve got two books to satisfy your withdrawal pains: ARTHUR & SHERLOCK: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes by Michael Sims From the acclaimed author of THE STORY OF CHARLOTTE’S WEB, the rich, true tale tracing the young Arthur Conan Doyle’s […]

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Thriller Thursday (1/5/16 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (1/5/16 Edition)

New year, new mysteries! A happy #ThrillerThursday to MRS. SHERLOCK HOLMES: The True Story of New York City’s Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation by Brad Ricca! Kirkus‘s starred review said, “The author of SUPER BOYS: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster—The Creators of Superman […]

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2016 Adult Tri-State Book Buzz Titles

2016 Adult Tri-State Book Buzz Titles

During today’s Tri-State Book Buzz, Anne presented #allthebooks and was serenaded by Rakesh Satyal, author of the forthcoming  NO ONE CAN PRONOUNCE MY NAME. What a great (and funny) talk from @rakeshsatyal . Thanks to @MacmillanLib #TheMusicMan #aaplibrarianbookbuzz — Natalieknowhow (@natalieknowhow) October 19, 2016 Don’t be a #bookbuzzleftbehind! Download Anne’s presentation and use it at your library’s next […]

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Starred Review for Super Boys

Starred Review for Super Boys

Welcome to the peak of the week, librarian friends!

Today we're very excited to tell you and your comic-fan patrons about SUPER BOYS by Brad Ricca . It's the first comprehensive dual biography of Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, creators of Superman.

SUPER BOYS features the first stories and pictures ever published by the two, the first Superman story really came from, the real inspiration for Lois Lane, the template for Superman’s costume, and much more including Siegel's secret work during World War II, never-before-seen work from Shuster, and a final explaination of the infamous $130 check that took Superman away from his creators and placed him entirely in the hands of the publisher.

"At the end of this account, when Siegel’s and Shuster’s names are finally restored to the character, four decades after his creation, readers might find themselves leaping out of their chairs and cheering. A wonderful book, as exciting as Michael Chabon’s THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY (2000), which was, of course, inspired by Siegel and Shuster, and as gripping as Sean Howe’s excellent MARVEL COMICS: THE UNTOLD STORY (2012)." —Booklist (starred review)

The New Yorker reviewed the book and summarized the story of Siegel and Shuster in "Kryptonomics" published June 24th. Read the full article here.

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