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Nation’s First-Ever Short Story Cube Sparks Excitement at Illinois Libraries

Nation’s First-Ever Short Story Cube Sparks Excitement at Illinois Libraries

This blog post is part of an ongoing series made possible by a partnership between Short Édition, the Knight Foundation, and the Public Library Association. Joel Shoemaker, Library Director at Illinois Prairie District Library, first heard about the Short Story Dispenser at a library conference. The Dispenser, the brainchild of French publishing house Short Édition, […]

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Best New Books: Week of April 13, 2021

Best New Books: Week of April 13, 2021

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 ★ Antiquities, by Cynthia Ozick ★ The Book of Otto and Liam, by Paul Griner ★ Composite Creatures, by Caroline Hardaker ★ Dance with Death, by Will Thomas ★ In the […]

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Reviews of the Week with Salvador Gómez-Colón, Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray, Eva V. Gibson, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Salvador Gómez-Colón, Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray, Eva V. Gibson, and More!

The Booklist Review of the Day, posted to the top of the Booklist Online home page each day of the week, spotlights exceptional upcoming titles that are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. The Reviews of the Week, posted each Monday, offers a […]

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Best New Books: Week of April 6, 2021

Best New Books: Week of April 6, 2021

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 ★ Bobby March Will Live Forever, by Alan Parks ★ Caul Baby, by Morgan Jerkins ★ First Person Singular, by Haruki Murakami and translated by Philip Gabriel ★ Gold Diggers, by […]

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Shelf Care Interview: Ally Carter

Shelf Care Interview: Ally Carter

Welcome to the Shelf Care Interview, an occasional conversation series where Booklist talks to book people. This Shelf Care Interview is sponsored by HMH Books for Young Readers. In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Sarah Hunter talks with author Ally Carter about her latest novel, Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery, the sequel […]

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Reviews of the Week with Linda Rui Feng, Daniel Aleman, Sabina Khan, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Linda Rui Feng, Daniel Aleman, Sabina Khan, and More!

The Booklist Review of the Day, posted to the top of the Booklist Online home page each day of the week, spotlights exceptional upcoming titles that are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. The Reviews of the Week, posted each Monday, offers a […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Series Nonfiction

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Series Nonfiction

The current issue of Booklist spotlights series nonfiction and features the Top 10 Series Nonfiction of the year and our annual Series Nonfiction Watch, which highlights a fun and informative look at board books. Inspired by the extraordinary life of Belle da Costa Greene and the new novel The Personal Librarian, by Marie Benedict and […]

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Short Story Dispensers Add a Fresh Twist to Storytelling

Short Story Dispensers Add a Fresh Twist to Storytelling

The idea of “telling your story” is all the rage these days: you’re likely to hear it everywhere from professional conferences to self-help books. Yet neuroscience tells us that storytelling works. It paints a picture for the listener, conjuring enough emotion and empathy for them to suspend preconceived ideas and resistance for just a brief […]

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Reviews of the Week with Shelly Anand, Zen Cho, Asha Bromfield, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Shelly Anand, Zen Cho, Asha Bromfield, and More!

The Booklist Review of the Day, posted to the top of the Booklist Online home page each day of the week, spotlights exceptional upcoming titles that are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. The Reviews of the Week, posted each Monday, offers a […]

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The Latest Booklist: ALA’s 2021 Best Lists

The Latest Booklist: ALA’s 2021 Best Lists

The newest issue of Booklist, featuring ALA’s 2021 best lists, is now live! In it, you’ll find the best adult books from the Notable Books Council; the most notable children’s books from the Association for Library Service to Children; the best adult genre fiction from the Reading List Council; the Listen List, which showcases outstanding audio […]

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