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Booklist Announces Free Online Access for All

Booklist Announces Free Online Access for All

As of today, all Booklist and Book Links content on www.booklistonline.com is freely available until further notice. “The COVID-19 threat is unprecedented and will continue to cause extreme disruption, both personally and professionally,” said George Kendall, editor and publisher of Booklist Publications. “At Booklist, published by the American Library Association, we want to help minimize […]

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Buying Local: 16 Indie Bookstores to Support from Home

Buying Local: 16 Indie Bookstores to Support from Home

With you, your patrons, and your loved ones spending more time at home during this difficult period, it is of utmost importance for us here at Booklist to provide you with resources that keep you connected, informed, and hopeful about the world around us. These resources, however, won’t be complete without feedback from you, our […]

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Creating Makerspaces at Home

Creating Makerspaces at Home

This is the first in a series of posts about makerspaces and activities children can do from home during the current coronavirus outbreak. Please stay tuned for more—and follow us @ALA_Booklist for the latest updates. Wishing you safety, health, and books galore during these exceedingly difficult times. On an ordinary day, children’s book authors and […]

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Best New Books: Week of March 17, 2020

Best New Books: Week of March 17, 2020

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 ★ 88 Names, by Matt Ruff ★ After Me Comes the Flood, by Sarah Perry ★ Are Snakes Necessary?, by Brian De Palma and Susan Lehman ★ A Conspiracy […]

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The Shelf Care Interview: Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds

The Shelf Care Interview: Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds

Welcome to the Shelf Care Interview, an occasional conversation series where Booklist talks to book people. This Shelf Care Interview is sponsored by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Maggie Reagan talks to Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds. Ibram X. Kendi, a professor of history and […]

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Talking with Gene Luen Yang: Presented by AWM’s My America Series

Talking with Gene Luen Yang: Presented by AWM’s My America Series

As part of Booklist Reader‘s ongoing partnership with the American Writers Museum in Chicago, we’ll be providing readers with exclusive interviews from authors featured in the museum’s My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today exhibit. Below, AWM’s Content & Communications Coordinator Nate King speaks with award-winning creator Gene Luen Yang about his latest graphic novel, Dragon […]

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Reviews of the Week with Craig Santos Perez, Hilary Mantel, E. Lockhart, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Craig Santos Perez, Hilary Mantel, E. Lockhart, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. Poetry—along with some much-anticipated releases—is featured in this week’s #ReviewsOfTheWeek. Monday, March 9 ★ Habitat Threshold, by Craig Santos Perez Celebrated as “a phenomenal […]

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The Latest Booklist: ALA’s 2020 Best Lists

The Latest Booklist: ALA’s 2020 Best Lists

The newest issue of Booklist, featuring ALA’s 2020 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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Best New Books: Week of March 10, 2020

Best New Books: Week of March 10, 2020

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 ★ Condor, by M. L. Buchman ★ The Gringa, by Andrew Altschul ★ Hammer to Fall, by John Lawton ★ Line of Sight, by James Queally ★ The Mirror […]

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Reviews of the Week with Emma Straub, David Farrier, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Emma Straub, David Farrier, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. Join us in celebrating the very best in upcoming titles, featured in this week’s #ReviewsOfTheWeek. This week’s focus is inspired by our March 1 […]

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