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George Saunders Bonanza!

George Saunders Bonanza!

George Saunders won the Booker Prize yesterday for Lincoln in the Bardo, the second-ever American to do so. Since the beginning, we’ve been on this novel like white on rice. In her starred Booklist featured review, Adult Books editor Donna Seaman praised Saunders for “his exceptionally compassionate insights into the human condition” and the book as a […]

New York Times Bestseller List-Inspired Halloween Costumes

New York Times Bestseller List-Inspired Halloween Costumes

It’s been well-nigh impossible to escape this adorable collection of book-inspired Halloween costumes for parents and kids. (And who would want to?) The photographs—of Oompa Loompas, hungry caterpillars, and paper-bag princesses—were so adorable that it motivated me to create some costumes inspired by this week’s New York Times bestseller list. Although these costumes would work for […]

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Celebrate Indie Author Day with Booklist!

Celebrate Indie Author Day with Booklist!

October 14 marks the second annual Indie Author Day, an event in which more than a hundred libraries worldwide celebrate local, independently published authors by hosting panels, networking events, open mics, and more. Booklist has long supported indie authors. In fact, we feature reviews of independently published books in every other issue. In 2015, we partnered […]

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Sisters in Crime Turns 30

Sisters in Crime Turns 30

Sisters in Crime—an organization whose stated mission is “to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers”—turns 30 this year. In honor of the milestone, the Sisters released a fascinating report on their expansive history. “Raising Women’s Voices for 30 Years” delves into how the group set about helping women crime […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on the Arts

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on the Arts

The October 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 274 new reviews and seven 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 you do subscribe but haven’t […]

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Halloween Picture Books: Scary or Not-So-Scary?

Halloween Picture Books: Scary or Not-So-Scary?

Lynn and Cindy: Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to round up of some new picture books for trick-or-treat season. Kids vary, of course, in the degree of scariness they are comfortable with, so here are some of this year’s Halloween books in ascending order of shriek level.     […]

Announcing the Booklist Book Safari
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Announcing the Booklist Book Safari

Have you ever wanted to know what the person beside you on the train was reading, but didn’t want to be the creep looking over someone’s shoulders? Have I got news for you. I’m Fiona McMahon, I’m an intern at Booklist, and I’m here to do the creeping for you. I’ll be riding the trains […]

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Talking Chicago Food Writing with Matt Kirouac
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Talking Chicago Food Writing with Matt Kirouac

  Is Chicago America’s best food city? We think so. (Check the salad bars of River North for Booklist editors on Mondays, where you can find us paying penance for a weekend of overindulging in delectable local restaurant fare.) Matt Kirouac set out to choose 90 can’t-miss restaurants in a city with more than 7,000. […]

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Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with 10 Excellent Books by Native American Authors

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with 10 Excellent Books by Native American Authors

While cities and states across the nation celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, why not pick up one of these outstanding books by an outstanding Native American author? The following ten titles are linked to their excerpted Booklist reviews.   An American Café, by Sara Sue Hoklotubbe Ready for a change from the banking career that proved […]

Best New Books: Week of October 9, 2017

Best New Books: Week of October 9, 2017

  The following books, all publishing this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist!   Adult Fiction  The Book of Swords, by Gardner Dozois  Catapult, by Emily Fridlund  The Power, by Naomi Alderman  You Were There before My Eyes, by Maria Riva   Adult Nonfiction  Code Girls: […]

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