Shelf Care Podcast, Episode 1: It’s a Podcast!

As those of you who heard the sneak preview already knew, Booklist has a brand-new podcast! Hosted by Susan Maguire, senior editor for collection management and library outreach, Booklist’s Shelf Care will bring all things readers’ advisory, collection development, and reference right to your earbuds. Each episode will introduce you to rock-star librarians, hot topics in publishing, and books you need to know from Susan’s colleagues at Booklist.

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Episode #1: It’s a Podcast!

Show Notes

This episode of Shelf Care is sponsored by the HarperCollins Library Marketing Team, AKA Library Love Fest. Please see below for more information.

Our first episode is here and it’s about . . podcasts. Host Susan Maguire talks to Polli Kenn and Kate Gramlich of the Lawrence Public Library (KS) about their super-fun Book Squad Podcast. Then she chats with librarian and Booklist Audio Editor Heather Booth about podcast appeal and talking to your podcast-listening patrons. Finally, she and Associate Editor for Adult Books Annie Bostrom talk about a book that is the perfect combo of light and dark.

Here’s what we talked about:

Book Squad Podcast

Audio Reader at the University of Kansas

Author Dara Horn

Grimm’s Fairy Tales audiobook

 Sadie, by Courtney Summers audiobook

 The Greatest Love Story Ever Told, by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally audiobook

Read-alikes for  Queenie, by Candice Carty-Williams:

 

Library Love Fest Podcast

This episode of Shelf Care is sponsored by the HarperCollins Library Marketing Team, AKA Library Love Fest.

If you’re looking for great reading suggestions, author interviews and behind-the-book insights, check out the Library Love Fest podcast. Their latest episode features the team’s upcoming favorite reads as well as an exclusive interview with author Neal Stephenson talking about his forthcoming book, Fall; or Dodge in Hell. Visit https://soundcloud.com/librarylovefest/shelfcare to listen.

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