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Best New Books: Week of September 3, 2019

Best New Books: Week of September 3, 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 ★ After the Flood, by Kassandra Montag ★ All Out War, by Sean Parnell ★ The Best Horror of the Year, v. 11, edited by Ellen Datlow ★ The […]

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Shelf Care, Episode #4: Body Horror, Bruce Springsteen, and Vampire Feelings

Shelf Care, Episode #4: Body Horror, Bruce Springsteen, and Vampire Feelings

Bid farewell to the familiar planes of reality and enter the eerily entertaining realm of the fourth episode of Booklist’s Shelf Care: The Podcast. Here, Susan Maguire, senior editor, collection management and library outreach, speaks with “the library world’s horror maven,” Becky Spratford; Booklist audio editor Heather Booth; and Booklist senior editor Maggie Reagan. For […]

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The #ReadGraphic Recap: Interviews, Webinars, and More

The #ReadGraphic Recap: Interviews, Webinars, and More

July—and thus, Graphic Novels in Libraries Month—has officially drawn to a close, but we have a sneaking suspicion #ReadGraphic books across the globe will remain ever open! As our pins (did you get one? we hope you got one!) proudly proclaim, “Comics ARE Real Books,” and it’s been our distinct pleasure devoting 31-plus days to […]

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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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2019 Booker Prize Longlist Announced

2019 Booker Prize Longlist Announced

The first-ever Booker Prize was awarded in 1969. Since then, the Booker Prize Foundation—and its panel of esteemed judges—has celebrated the “best novel of the year written in English and published in the United Kingdom” annually. Yesterday, this year’s longlist was announced. The list of 13, which includes authors from Canada, Ireland, Mexico, Nigeria, the […]

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Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of July 17, 2019

Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of July 17, 2019

And we’re back! This week’s #WednesdayWebinarWatch turns the lens on our second annual Small-Press Speed-Dating Extravaganza, a program designed to introduce readers to small presses (this year’s sponsors were Casemate Publishers; Dead Reckoning, an imprint of the Naval Institute Press; Dundurn Press; ECW Press; Nimbus Publishing; and Restless Books) and their stellar upcoming (or backlist) […]

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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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