Here are the most anticipated books of Fall 2018, according to major media: People Magazine —“The Best Books of Fall” NINE PERFECT STRANGERS by Liane Moriarty Also available in audio In the BIG LITTLE LIES author’s latest, guests gather at a wellness resort for a life-changing experience, but things are not as they appear. A […]
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SOMETIMES I LIE and GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER are March 2018 LibraryReads Picks!
FANTASTIC NEWS! Macmillan has two books on the March 2018 LibraryReads list! Debuting at #4 is SOMETIMES I LIE by Alice Feeney One of Bustle’s “2018 Debuts You Need in Your TBR Pile!” My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me: 1. I’m in a coma. 2. My husband […]
Most Anticipated Books of 2018
Best of 2017 has come and gone, now here are the most anticipated books of 2018, according to major media: Entertainment Weekly — 50 books we can’t wait to read in 2018 THE HAZEL WOOD by Melissa Albert One of the most anticipated debuts of the year — having set off an auction frenzy — […]
All-in-One “Best Books of 2017”
*drumroll please* For your collection development joy, here are all of our “Best Books of 2017” lists in one place! Publishers Weekly Kirkus Reviews — Fiction, Nonfiction, Teen Library Journal — Best Books of 2017 & Notable Books of 2017 School Library Journal‘s Best Adult Books 4 Teens Booklist Editors’ Choice 2017 New York Times Book Review […]
Libraries in the News
Woe to the person who says, “Libraries are dead.” Remember back in October when the U.K.’s New York Observer columnist Andre Walker claimed no one goes to public libraries any more? OH HELL NO! HOLD MY EARRINGS! https://t.co/s3WzpFy4cy — KCMO Public Library (@KCLibrary) October 24, 2017 (It ended with Walker conceding, “Your sheer numbers have […]
People, Time Magazine, HuffPo & More “Best of 2017” Picks
People Magazine‘s Top 10 Books of 2017 THE VANITY FAIR DIARIES by Tina Brown THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS by Laurie Frankel Time Magazine Fiction (full list) THE NINTH HOUR by Alice McDermott TRANSIT by Rachel Cusk Nonfiction (full list) THE VANITY FAIR DIARIES by Tina Brown THE MEANING OF MICHELLE: 16 Writers on […]
A Gem On Our Radar: GUTSHOT
What is a gem? A gem is a title that we hadn’t necessarily been tracking but the superlative praise rolling in is telling us to take a second look! Amelia Gray’s collected stories in GUTSHOT, which is receiving wonderful praise, is just that gem: “Strange, fable-like, and physical, Gray’s stories are driven by uncanny forces and […]
Bonus Buzz for DE POTTER’S GRAND TOUR
There’s just so much happening for Joanna Scott’s recently published DE POTTER’S GRAND TOUR, we can’t help but #humblebrag: It was an Editors’ Choice in the Sunday New York Times Book Review (9/19) and was featured in the “Newly Released Books” section of the New York Times (9/24), which called Scott “versatile and talented” and […]
Scott Turow on the Value of Free Access to Knowledge
Author and Authors Guild president Scott Turow is not sitting quietly by as libraries lose funding. Earlier this week, Turow published an article in the Huffington Post acknowledging that state and municipal governments continue to struggle with diminished budgets, but lamenting, "public libraries nationwide have been one of the biggest and least deserved losers in the process."
The article focuses on what Turow sees to be the major virtues of public libraries today:
"For Americans facing job losses, working to gain new skills and seeking assistance in an increasingly digital world, U.S. public libraries are first responders."