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Read to Play: Seattle’s Summer Book Bingo!

Read to Play: Seattle’s Summer Book Bingo!

This summer, The Seattle Public Library partnered with Seattle Arts and Lectures to create a very fun reading program for teens age 16 and over, and adults throughout the city. It’s called Summer Book Bingo! Participants enter one of two prize pools by either completing their whole card by September 8th or filling out one […]

Anthony Doerr and Bryan Stevenson Awarded the 2015 Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

Anthony Doerr and Bryan Stevenson Awarded the 2015 Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

The eagerly awaited announcement of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction took place last night at the American Library Association’s annual conference in San Francisco. Anthony Doerr, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All The Light We Cannot See was awarded the Carnegie medal for fiction, and Bryan Stevenson, author of Just […]

Top 7 Weird ALA Conference Memories

Top 7 Weird ALA Conference Memories

It’s time once again for the ALA Annual Conference, when the Booklist crew girds themselves with overpacked schedules, bandoleers of business cards, 5,000-SPF sunblock (ALA’s most common summer location is the Surface of the Sun), sensible cardigans (meeting rooms, however, are so cold you could store corpses in them), and the desperate hope that we can get out […]

Reviews of the Week

Reviews of the Week

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from June 22–26 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, June 22nd Big Top Burning, by Laura A. Woollett On July […]

Bookends is San Francisco Bound!

Bookends is San Francisco Bound!

Lynn and Cindy: Bookends is San Francisco bound for ALA Annual 2015! Woo hoo! Forgive our giddiness, but we LOVE going to the ALA conferences. Masses of book people, news about new books, free galleys of new books, old friends, time spent talking books with masses of book people, great program sessions, fun book events, […]

Book Trailer Thursday: Thank You, Goodnight

Book Trailer Thursday: Thank You, Goodnight

In one of the more committed-to-the-form book trailers I’ve seen in a long time, protagonist Tommy Tremble of Adam Abramowitz’s Thank You, Goodnight (2015) is interviewed on a Wayne’s World–style TV show. (And the commitment doesn’t end there—Tommy’s fictional band has a real website!) Booklist editor-at-large Joanne Wilkinson calls this book a “very funny, deftly […]