Banned Books Week 2021

Happy Banned Books Week! This year’s theme is Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us, emphasizing the importance of how books reach across boundaries and build connections, whereas censorship creates barriers. Check out some resources to help make this Banned Books Week the most powerful it can be. Here are some Free Downloads, Display Ideas, and […]

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The BIG Book Club Resource Guide

The BIG Book Club Resource Guide

Ready to rev up your library’s book club? Great! We’ve got a TON of resources to help: Reading Group Gold is the destination for reading group news, sweepstakes and giveaways, early copies of upcoming books, and reading guides for select titles from Macmillan. You can also sign up for their newsletter. Our “One Book, One […]

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Word of the Day: Economics

Word of the Day: Economics

That's right! We're still on our Word of the Day kick and today we're talking economics.

With the Occupy Wall Street discussion on everyone's minds, your patrons might be coming to you for some nonfiction reading guidance. We have a few suggestions for you.

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
Barbara Ehrenreich

In this Alex Award winning book, Ehrenreich, a sharp and original social critic, goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity.

How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities
John Cassidy

In this Pulitzer Prize finalist, Cassidy describes the rising influence of "utopian economies"—the thinking that is blind to how real people act and that denies the many ways an unregulated free market can bring on disaster.

The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World
Michael Spence

Spence, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, explains what happened to cause a dramatic shift after World War II between massive growth in the industrialized West to explosive growth in the developing world.