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PLA Top 5 program – Slides and Handout

PLA Top 5 program – Slides and Handout

For three Public Library Association conferences in a row, I’ve been joined by a panel of rock star reader’s advisors for a program we like to call “The Top 5”. This is where we take five fiction genres (or this year, nonfiction categories!) and give a quick-and-dirty list of books and authors you should know […]

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Don’t Miss “Top 5” at PLA—Your Fast Guide to Authors You Should Know

Don’t Miss “Top 5” at PLA—Your Fast Guide to Authors You Should Know

If you’re just seeing this now and you’re at PLA, I hope you’ll come over to room 102/104/106 at 10:45 a.m. For four Public Library Association conferences in a row now I’ve been joined by a panel of rock-star readers’ advisors for a program we like to call the “Top 5.” This is where we take […]

PLA 2012 – Top 5 Handouts

PLA 2012 – Top 5 Handouts

As promised, here are the handouts for the PLA 2012 “Books and Authors: The Top 5 of Another 5” program.  Enjoy! Top 5 of Another 5 2012 Handout

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Top 5 program revisited at PLA 2012

Top 5 program revisited at PLA 2012

At the Public Library Association Conference in 2010, I put together a readers’ advisory panel session called “The Top 5 of the Top 5”.  It was such a success and so much fun that we’re bringing Volume 2 to this year’s conference! Come join us – I’m very fortunate to be presenting with Roberta Johnson, […]

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Booklist’s 2019 Top of the List Picks Announced!

Booklist’s 2019 Top of the List Picks Announced!

Each year Booklist editors are tasked with the impossible: from thousands of 2019 book releases, select seven. These seven picks, dubbed the Top of the List, showcase the year’s most exceptional titles in the following categories: adult nonfiction, adult fiction, adult audiobook, youth nonfiction, youth fiction, youth picture book, and youth audiobook. Whew. To see […]

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Best New Books: Week of November 5, 2019

Best New Books: Week of November 5, 2019

The following books, published this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist! Adult Fiction ★ Blind Search: A Mercy Carr Mystery, by Paula Munier ★ The Deep, by Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, and Jonathan Snipes ★ Galway Girl, by Ken Bruen […]

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Shelf Care, Episode #5: Cookbooks and the Apocalypse

Shelf Care, Episode #5: Cookbooks and the Apocalypse

The season of feasts (be they turkey- or Snickers bar-themed) is upon us—and in this fifth episode of Booklist’s Shelf Care: The Podcast, host Susan Maguire most fittingly serves up a smorgasbord of content. Starring Chicago Public Library branch manager Sarah Tansley, Booklist audio editor Heather Booth, and Booklist‘s new editor and publisher, George Kendall, […]

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Shelf Care, Episode #3.5: Rebecca ‘n’ Rave

Shelf Care, Episode #3.5: Rebecca ‘n’ Rave

We know what you’re thinking: it’s not time for another episode of Shelf Care: The Podcast yet! Au contraire, listeners. Because Susan Maguire and Rebecca Vnuk, Executive Director of Library Reads, have teamed up for a very special bonus episode, inspired by the ALA Annual Read ‘n’ Rave panel, a program (modeled off the BookExpo […]

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Share Your Book Group or Library Display for Mystery Month!

Share Your Book Group or Library Display for Mystery Month!

Happy anniversary to us! Booklist‘s tenth annual Mystery Month will be here before we know it, starting on May 1. This year, we’d like you to contribute: Are you a member of a mystery-themed book group? Are you a librarian who loves to make creative, mystery-themed book displays? (Are you both?) We want to hear […]

Reviews of the Week with Christopher Goffard, Gregory Funaro, James Donovan, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Christopher Goffard, Gregory Funaro, James Donovan, and More!

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from November 26–November 30 below.   Monday, November 26 Dirty John and Other True Stories of Outlaws and Outsiders, by Christopher Goffard Los Angeles […]

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