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Focus on Spanish-Language Short Stories Broadens Community Reach

Focus on Spanish-Language Short Stories Broadens Community Reach

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. The Glen Ellyn Public Library Short Story Dispenser became the first worldwide to offer short stories in Spanish. Here Executive Director Dawn Bussey discusses how—and details other ways the library […]

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LibraryReads May 2021 Picks

LibraryReads May 2021 Picks

Every month, library staff from across the country have the chance to vote on upcoming adult titles that they loved reading and cannot wait to share. Participation is open to everyone who works in a public library, whether they are senior staff or new arrivals, in any area of the library. LibraryReads is designed to […]

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Best New Books: Week of April 20, 2021

Best New Books: Week of April 20, 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 ★ Are You Enjoying?, by Mira Sethi ★ At the End of the World, Turn Left, by Zhanna Slor ★ Defekt, by Nino Cipri ★ Excuse Me While I Disappear, by […]

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Reviews of the Week with Jim Shepard, Patrick Radden Keefe, Stacey Abrams, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Jim Shepard, Patrick Radden Keefe, Stacey Abrams, 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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Shelf Care Interview: J. William Lewis

Shelf Care Interview: J. William Lewis

Welcome to the Shelf Care Interview, an occasional conversation series where Booklist talks to book people. This Shelf Care Interview is sponsored by Seaman Capital. In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Susan Maguire talks to J. William Lewis, author of The Essence of Nathan Biddle. Alabama native J. William Lewis is a former […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlights on Middle-Grade Fiction and Women’s Fiction

The Latest Booklist: Spotlights on Middle-Grade Fiction and Women’s Fiction

The current issue of Booklist is now live, and we are thrilled to celebrate middle-grade fiction! In this new issue we have a top 10 of middle-grade fiction debuts and this year’s top 10 novels for tweens. Sarah Hunter does a deep dive into magical middle-grade graphic novels for a core collection that will enhance […]

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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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