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Book Trailer Thursday: Born to Run

Book Trailer Thursday: Born to Run

On Tuesday, rock legend Bruce Springsteen released his autobiography, Born to Run (Simon & Schuster), which June Sawyer lauds in her starred Booklist review: “Through the magic of his songs, and now the wizardry of his prose, Springsteen has healed many a heart by reimagining moments from his own life.” In the video above, Springsteen describes the origins of […]

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Top Romance on Audio

Top Romance on Audio

The American Association of Publishers reported a 35.3% increase in audiobook downloads—the strongest gain in any literary format—as well as a lusty boom in audio production: 9,630 more titles were published than in the previous year, bringing the number of audiobooks published in 2015 up to 35,574. That’s an increase of 29,374 titles in the past five years—and […]

Booklist Readers: Keir Graff

Booklist Readers: Keir Graff

If it seems strange to profile Keir Graff, the editor emeritus of the Booklist Reader,  consider that we’re using this feature to profile all Booklist staff, whether hired this year or back before the turn of the century. (Keir hasn’t been here that long—but almost.) We find many of them in new roles, as we do […]

We’d Prefer Not To: Novels about the Misery of Work

We’d Prefer Not To: Novels about the Misery of Work

This week marks the release of The Ferryman Institute, Colin Gigl’s excellent debut novel about an immortal tasked with escorting the deceased to the afterlife. Spoiler alert: supernatural jobs can be filled with just as much drudgery as terrestrial ones. Gigl’s the latest in a long line of Anglophone novelists who’ve tackled the misery of work. Here […]

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Continuing Series Nonfiction and Food

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Continuing Series Nonfiction and Food

The October 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 276 new reviews and eight new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t registered […]

The Important Thing about Library Orientation

The Important Thing about Library Orientation

Is there any time more ripe with possibility and expectation than the beginning of a new school year? I’m brimming with ideas and excited to see students coming back. I must admit, however, that I’m less excited about library orientation: the same lesson over and over again, the listing of rules and expectations. If I […]