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Booklist’s Guide to Graphic Novels in Libraries

Booklist’s Guide to Graphic Novels in Libraries

Sure, you know all about Booklist‘s Graphic Novels in Libraries Month campaign by now; you’ve devoured the July issue’s Spotlight on Graphic Novels, attended the Art of the (Graphic) Novel webinar, registered for the upcoming Art of the Graphic Novel, Part II webinar, pinned our “Comics ARE Real Books” buttons to most of your clothing, […]

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Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of July 10, 2019

Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of July 10, 2019

Oh hey, webinar watchers! It’s been a while. But we’re officially back from our hectic Annual Conference-induced webinar hiatus—and just in time for Graphic Novels in Libraries Month, a program devoted to providing librarians with the tools they need to select, curate, and promote graphic titles for patrons of all ages. In addition to generous […]

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Annual Conference Read ‘n’ Rave Report 2019

Annual Conference Read ‘n’ Rave Report 2019

Booklist convened the fifth installment of Read ‘n’ Rave at this year’s ALA Annual Conference. Modeled after the popular Shout ‘n’ Share panels that take place at the end of Book Expo every year, the program brings together a panel of collection development librarians who roam the exhibit aisles in search of galleys that should […]

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Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of June 19, 2019

Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of June 19, 2019

Happy Webinar Wednesday! It’s time for your weekly roundup of recordings from our most recent webinars, which means perusing the very latest in lit from a variety of subjects (yoga! book clubs! graphic novels!), no prior registration required. Simply follow the #WednesdayWebinarWatch hashtag, click the links provided, and start viewing! For more information on our […]

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Booklist at ALA’s Annual Conference in Washington, DC

Booklist at ALA’s Annual Conference in Washington, DC

In just over a week, Booklisters will be heading to Washington, DC, for ALA’s Annual Conference! Be sure to swing by booth #1325 for book giveaways, two meet and greets (details below), Bloody Marys, a graphic-novel inspired doodle fest, readers’-advisory paper fortune tellers, 18 x 24 posters displaying the 50 Best Middle-Grade Novels of the […]

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Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of June 12, 2019

Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of June 12, 2019

Readers, let’s talk hashtags. When it comes to days of the week, there’s #MondayMotivation, #TuesdayTips, #ThrowbackThursday, and #FridayFeeling, to name four of approximately thousands. But how do we properly commend Wednesdays (you know, in addition to the usual declarations of love offered by #WCWs)? From this point forward, Wednesdays at Booklist will mean handy roundups […]

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Booklist’s Donna Seaman in Conversation with Eve Ensler

Booklist’s Donna Seaman in Conversation with Eve Ensler

Tonight at the Swedish American Museum, Booklist‘s own Adult Books Editor Donna Seaman will join renowned author, activist, and playwright Eve Ensler in conversation. The event, hosted by independent bookstore Women & Children First and cosponsored by Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, will also include a reading from Ensler’s best-selling latest, The Apology, a Q and A […]

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Get to Know the Mysteries-in-Translation Discussion Group

Get to Know the Mysteries-in-Translation Discussion Group

Facilitator: Linda A. Perkins Years of operation: Five and a half years *      *      * Tell us about your book group. Our group began as a follow-up to a class, Murder on Ice: Crime and Detection in Scandinavian Literature, at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of California, Berkeley. It […]

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Get to Know the Cozy Corner Book Club

Get to Know the Cozy Corner Book Club

Leader/Organizer: Lindsey Tomsu, Teen/YA Librarian at the Algonquin Area Public Library in Algonquin, Illinois Years of operation: Six months! (Started January 2019) *      *      * Tell us about your book group. Cozy Corner Book Club is a book club for cozy mystery lovers! At my library, we have a lot of book clubs, […]

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Get to Know the Gwinnett County Public Library “Novel Crimes” Book Group

Get to Know the Gwinnett County Public Library “Novel Crimes” Book Group

Leader/Organizer: Danny Hanbery, Supervisory Librarian, Gwinnett County Public Library, Collins Hill Branch Years of operation: 2.5 *      *      * Tell us about your book group.  We wanted to start a book group, and in libraries, a lot of our circulation comes from the mystery section. As a mystery reader myself, I decided I’d try to […]

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