The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on the Arts

The Spotlight on the Arts is now live! We are excited to bring you our annual glimpse at artistic mediums that flourish on and off the page. Catch up with this year’s top-10 lists for adult and youth art books. Log in to gain access to a pair of in-depth core collections: Sarah Hunter’s inclusive list of picture books celebrating artists who are not so well-known and Bill Ott’s exclusive roundup of exposés of behind-the-scenes movie magic. Booklist reviewer Bill Kelly tackles a perennial readers’ advisory challenge—matching a reader’s mood with the right stirring title—in the latest Writers & Readers column. Michael Cart revisits The Seven Lively Arts, offering a title for each, in his current Carte Blanche. And for a touch of furry whimsy, Ronny Khuri proudly submits his nominations for the soon-to-be meme-worthy Mewbery Awards in this issue’s Booklist Backlist.

The October 15 issue of Booklist is live on Booklist Online, where you’ll find all of these new features and columns, along with 293 new reviews. Most 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 for access, you can take care of that today!

You can also find the complete magazine online! Booklist’s digital edition of the October 15 issue is live. It’s a great way to explore the magazine from your iPhone, iPad, tablet, Samsung Galaxy, or any other internet-connected device. With the digital issue, subscribers will now get print, online, digital, and archival access to the 22 Booklist and four Book Links issues each year! Visit



About the Author:

Michael Ruzicka, Office Manager, was raised in suburban Los Angeles, received a BA in Creative Writing/Poetry at UC Santa Cruz, then moved to Birmingham, AL, where he spent five years owning an independent bookstore and earned an MLIS. He has brought his librarian skills to Vanderbilt’s Television News Archive, Battle Ground Academy, The Museum of Contemporary Art-Chicago, and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Michael is very excited to be a part of Booklist and call Chicago his home.

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