Welcome Samantha!

Welcome Samantha!

We are thrilled to announce that Samantha Slavin has joined our team as Library Marketing Assistant. After spending four years eating her way through New Orleans while studying at Tulane–with stints in tourism, marketing, and publicity–Samantha found her way back home to New York. Samantha can always be found curled up with a book or […]

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Cathleen Schine’s Love Letter to Librarians

Cathleen Schine’s Love Letter to Librarians

Librarians and word-lovers, listen up! Cathleen Schine’s novel THE GRAMMARIANS is an enchanting, comic love letter to sibling rivalry and the English language, and should find kindred souls on shelves everywhere. The author herself loves libraries and stopped by to share a message with all you word warriors out there. Dear Librarians, I was visiting […]

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Welcome to Macmillan Library Marketing, Amanda!

Welcome to Macmillan Library Marketing, Amanda!

Hello librarians! I’m baaaack! After spending the past year in special sales, I am so excited to jump back into the amazing world of library marketing. I just couldn’t resist joining Talia and Emily’s epic team and finally sharing my love of books and libraries with you all once again. I’m happy to help with […]

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Happy National Library Week 2018!

Happy National Library Week 2018!

It’s National Library Week, and what better way to celebrate than with some of our favorite books by librarians, about libraries, or starring librarians: DEAR FAHRENHEIT 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks by Annie Spence A September 2017 LibraryReads pick, Gen X-er librarian Spence’s book is a snarky, laugh-out-loud funny, deeply moving collection of […]

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Libraries in the News

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 […]

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2017 Tri State Children’s/YA Book Buzz Titles

2017 Tri State Children’s/YA Book Buzz Titles

Today is the Tri-State Children’s/YA Book Buzz! Anne presented her favorite books for teens from Flatiron YA and Griffin Teen and told everyone about our new imprint, Wednesday Books! Best of all? Ali Fisher co-presented and our fur babies Kugel and Jackson kept things moving along as librarians tweeted via #bookbuzznyc. WONDERFUL FEELS LIKE THIS by […]

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Join us for SLJ’s Day of Dialog 2017!

Join us for SLJ’s Day of Dialog 2017!

School Library Journal‘s Day of Dialog 2017 registration is now open!! Join us & School Library Journal in NYC for the most anticipated librarian-only gathering of the year and be informed, inspired, and entertained by the best authors, editors, and publishers in the industry. Spend the day discussing the latest trends and get the inside […]

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Marie Marquardt on Immigrants, Issues & the Healing Power of Libraries

Marie Marquardt on Immigrants, Issues & the Healing Power of Libraries

Last year, Marie Marquardt leapt onto the YA scene with her debut novel, DREAM THINGS TRUE, a modern-day Romeo and Juliet story in which a wealthy Southern boy falls in love with an undocumented Mexican girl and together they face perils in their hostile Georgia town. Her second YA novel, THE RADIUS OF US, explores […]

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Library Penance

Library Penance

Caution: serving a community sentence in a library for a minor crime may lead to a career as a mystery writer! It happened to Lance Hawvermale. He shares his experience below and explains how libraries continue to inspire him today: I once served mandatory community service in a library. As a crime writer, I need a […]

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Elsa Hart’s Chinese Library Adventure

Elsa Hart’s Chinese Library Adventure

Two weeks ago, Elsa Hart‘s fabulous debut, JADE DRAGON MOUNTAIN, about an 18th-century exiled librarian who must learn the truth about a Jesuit priest’s death, arrived on shelves and is raking in rave reviews! “In addition to being a satisfying mystery, JADE DRAGON MOUNTAIN also powerfully evokes the aesthetics of the time and place it […]

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