Web Crush of the Week: Hipster Book Club

Hipster Book Club is an online review journal that aims to cover literature from all different genres, not bestsellers.  In fact, a large percentage of the books they feature are older backlist titles.  (hm, must be why we like them!)

The site also features a number of interesting book-themed articles, and offers a fair amount of criticism – they aren’t simply a book recommendation site.  (The opening line to a review of The Magician King caught my attention – “If I could punch Lev Grossman right now, I would.”)

From their About section:  “This website was created as an offshoot of the LiveJournal community of the same name. Formed in October, 2003, the Hipster Book Club LiveJournal community grew from word of mouth alone and boasts members from a variety of nations, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain, Japan, Honduras, and the Netherlands.”

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About the Author:

Rebecca Vnuk is the editor for Collection Management and Library Outreach at Booklist. She is also the author of 3 reader’s-advisory nonfiction books: Read On…Women’s Fiction (2009), Women’s Fiction: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests (2014), and Women’s Fiction Authors: A Research Guide (2009). Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_RVnuk.

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