Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!

♫♪♫♫♪ ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the virtual world, not a publicist was pitching, not even a Zoom call a’ringing. The books were already put up on the shelves with care, because no one at Macmillan would be there. ♫♪♫♫♪ Macmillan’s offices are closed from 12/24/20-1/4/21. May your days be merry and […]

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Staff Round-Up: Favorite Holiday Books

Grab some hot cocoa and cozy up by the fire, we’re feeling the holiday cheer. And, there’s no better way to spread it than with a round-up of Macmillan Library Marketing’s favorite holiday books! Talia ONE DAY IN DECEMBER by Josie Silver LET IT SNOW by John Green, Maureen Johnson, & Lauren Myracle MY TRUE […]

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Macmillan Holiday Gift Guide 2019

For all you procrastinators out there (cough cough *raises hand*), we have a gift for you! Macmillan’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide has everything you’ll need to give the perfect gift to any readers in your life. Check out the full list here! […]

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A Long Winter’s Nap …err, Break

A Long Winter’s Nap …err, Break

♫♪♫♫♪ ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the Flatiron Building, Not a publicist was pitching, not even a phone a ringing. The books were already put up on the shelves with care, Because no one at Macmillan would be there. ♫♪♫♫♪ Macmillan’s offices are closed from 1:00pm on Tuesday, Dec. 24 through New […]

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While We’re Away…

While We’re Away…

♫♪♫♫♪ 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the Flatiron Building,
Not a publicist was pitching, not even a phone a ringing.
The books were already put up on the shelves with care,
Because no one at Macmillan would be there.  ♫♪♫♫♪ 

kitten in stockingMacmillan's offices are closed from 1:00pm on Tuesday, Dec. 24 through New Year's Day and we intend to do a lot of reading while we're off for a long, winter break! We hope you do, too. Remember to get whitelisted* on Edelweiss for access to Macmillan e-galleys. Here's how:

1. Register for Edelweiss with your library-issued e-mail address.
2. Send Anne an email that includes the e-mail address you registered with, your full name, and your current library (subject: Edelweiss).
3. Wait for Anne to send you a confirmation message, then download to your heart's delight and nominate titles you love for LibraryReads
*Whitelisting is only available to librarians currently employed in the U.S.

And now, let the feverish downloading begin! 

THE SNOW QUEEN by Michael Cunningham
A darkly luminous new novel about two brothers searching for transcendence from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of THE HOURS. Coming May 6 from Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

BONE DUST WHITE by Karin Salvaggio
When a young woman witnesses the murder of her mother who had abandoned her as a child, Detective Macy Greeley must return to solve the murder and stop a killer in this incredible debut. Coming May 13 from Minotaur Books.

THE HOLLOW GROUND by Natalie S. Harnett
Set amongst the deadly coal mine fires of 1960s Pennsylvania, THE HOLLOW GROUND is an extraordinary debut that will “grab you by the brisket and not let go.” (Gary Shteyngart) OK for YA! Coming May 13 from Thomas Dunne Books.

THE SHELF: From LEQ to LES: Adventures in Extreme Reading by Phyllis Rose
Phyllis Rose embarks on a grand literary experiment—to read her way through a random shelf of library books, LEQ–LES. Coming May 13 from Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

MY REAL CHILDREN by Jo Walton
The new novel from the author of the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning AMONG OTHERS: a powerful tale of one woman who has lived two lives. Coming May 20 from Tor Books.

DARK AEMILIA by Sally O'Reilly
A tale of sorcery and passion in 17th century London—where witches haunt William Shakespeare and his dark lady, the playwright's muse and one true love. Coming May 27 from Picador.

THE DEVIL MAY CARE by David Housewright
The search for a suddenly missing man entangles unlicensed P.I. Rushmore McKenzie with one of the most powerful—and ruthless—local families. Coming June 3 from Minotaur Books.

THE GLASS KITCHEN by Linda Francis Lee
Three sisters move from Texas to New York City to open a restaurant in this novel about food, family, and finding true love from the author of EMILY AND EINSTEIN. Coming June 17 from St. Martin's Press.

ONE EVENING IN PARIS by Nicolas Barreau
In a little cinema in Paris, dreams suddenly come true, and Nicolas Barreau shows us again that every love has its own special secret. Coming July 1 from St. Martin's Griffin.

HIGH AS THE HORSES BRIDLES by Scott Cheshire
An urgent, electric debut novel about inheritance, belief, and a father and son divided by a dangerous prophecy. Coming July 8 from Henry Holt.

We hope you all have a lovely holiday and a safe,
happy New Year. We'll see you all again in 2014!
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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Tomorrow I'm heading back to the coast from whence I came, so you won't see any updates to the blog until I return on January 2nd. Thank you so much for reading along this year! I hope to see you back here next year for news, reviews, giveaways, and more.

Have an amazing holiday, everyone! Give lots of hugs this year.

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Monday Fun Day! (12/17/2012 Edition)

Monday Fun Day! (12/17/2012 Edition)

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Well friends, the year is winding down. Macmillan offices will be closed for the holidays from December 24th until January 2nd and I'm heading home this Wednesday, so it's about to get pretty quiet on the blog.

Fortunately a bunch of wonderful librarians are chatting about their favorite reads from 2012 on Twitter all week (join them using #libfavs2012)!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shelf Awareness featured the book trailer for the final installment of the Robert Jordan's bestselling Wheel of Time series, A MEMORY OF LIGHT, featuring Brandon Sanderson, Harriet McDougal, Tom Doherty, Jason Denzel, and Patrick Rothfuss. Watch it now:

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Happy Holidays from Macmillan Library!

Happy Holidays from Macmillan Library!

Snoopy Holidays Dearest librarians,

This will be my last blog post of 2011. It's been an absolute pleasure blogging about all of our amazing books over the last year.

Tomorrow, I'm heading back to the Pacific Coast to spend the holidays with my family. I'm looking forward to a lot of eating, reading, and sleeping in as late as Mom will let me.

Things we're looking forward to in early 2012:

ALA Midwinter in Dallas

PLA in Philadelphia

World Book Night USA, during which two of our titles, HOUSEKEEPING and ENDER'S GAME, will be given out for free to remind people about the joy of reading! See all of the WBN books here or jump right in and sign up to give away books.

This holiday season Talia and I wish you many hugs, lots of smiles, delicious food, and piles of puppies. You make our jobs wonderful and easy.

Have an excellent rest of the year, and we'll see you on the other side!

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