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The 50 Best Middle-Grade Novels of the Twenty-First Century

The 50 Best Middle-Grade Novels of the Twenty-First Century

Let the mania begin! Today through Friday, April 12, we’ll be unveiling our Books for Youth staff’s selections of this century’s 50 best middle-grade novels for modern libraries. Each day, two to three titles (appearing in alphabetical order by author last name) will be revealed at both @ALA_Booklist (Twitter) and @Booklist (Facebook). Which books will be announced today? Follow […]

Share Your Book Group or Library Display for Mystery Month!

Share Your Book Group or Library Display for Mystery Month!

Happy anniversary to us! Booklist‘s tenth annual Mystery Month will be here before we know it, starting on May 1. This year, we’d like you to contribute: Are you a member of a mystery-themed book group? Are you a librarian who loves to make creative, mystery-themed book displays? (Are you both?) We want to hear […]

Shelf Care Podcast, Episode 1: It’s a Podcast!

Shelf Care Podcast, Episode 1: It’s a Podcast!

As those of you who heard the sneak preview already knew, Booklist has a brand-new podcast! Hosted by Susan Maguire, senior editor for collection management and library outreach, Booklist’s Shelf Care will bring all things readers’ advisory, collection development, and reference right to your earbuds. Each episode will introduce you to rock-star librarians, hot topics in publishing, […]

Narwhals and a Microphone Named Blue: Talking with Susan Maguire about Booklist’s New Podcast SHELF CARE

Narwhals and a Microphone Named Blue: Talking with Susan Maguire about Booklist’s New Podcast SHELF CARE

Today, Booklist celebrates the launch of its first-ever original podcast, Shelf Care. The brainchild of Susan Maguire, Senior Editor, Collection Management and Library Outreach, Shelf Care seeks to unite listeners with rock-star librarians, the publishing world’s latest trends, and need-to-know reading recommendations from the editors at Booklist. I recently sat down with Susan, met her microphone (it’s […]

Your Daily Dose of the Booklist Reader . . . Transformed!

Your Daily Dose of the Booklist Reader . . . Transformed!

For the past three years, the Booklist Reader Update newsletter has graced subscribers’ inboxes Monday through Friday, relaying the latest cover trends, reading recs, adorable animals, and the occasional existential quandary (see below). Starting next week, however, the Booklist Reader Update will transform from day-to-day rundown to weekly digest, easing the load on your inbox while ensuring […]

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Booklist Goes to Midwinter
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Booklist Goes to Midwinter

Hey, Midwinter attendees! In one short week, we here at Booklist will be heading to Seattle for ALA’s Midwinter Meeting. Catch us at booth #815, where you can score Booklist buttons, Book Club Central pins, sweet temporary tattoos, and tiny chocolate versions of this year’s Carnegie shortlist titles. We’ll also be hosting flash giveaways all weekend long; two times a day, […]

Authors on Tap: Keir Graff to Interview Bryan Gruley over a Beer in Oak Park, IL

Authors on Tap: Keir Graff to Interview Bryan Gruley over a Beer in Oak Park, IL

As part of Authors on Tap, an interview series sponsored by Oak Park, Illinois, independent bookstore The Book Table, Booklist Executive Editor Keir Graff will join author Bryan Gruley on Wednesday, January 16 at the BeerShop (1026 North Blvd., Oak Park, IL) to discuss Gruley’s latest novel, Bleak Harbor. Gruley, a lifelong journalist who was […]

Booklist Seeks Interns for 2019!

Booklist Seeks Interns for 2019!

Gain valuable publishing experience by becoming an intern for Booklist Publications in Chicago! Please send your cover letter and resume to Mary Pullen ([email protected]). Be sure to indicate whether you are seeking a spring (February–May), summer (June–August), or fall (September–December) internship. Candidates should be available 10–15 hours per week. For over a century, Booklist has helped more […]

Booklist Editors Dominate Chicago Literature (Again)

Booklist Editors Dominate Chicago Literature (Again)

Venerable Chicago alt-weekly NewCity has released Lit 50 2018, its list of the city’s most influential “artists who are actively publishing, reading and writing.” And they’ve named Booklist’s Books for Youth editor Daniel Kraus the second-most important person in Chicago literature! Here’s why: New York Times bestselling author Daniel Kraus is no stranger to the macabre. […]

It’s Mystery Month 2018!

It’s Mystery Month 2018!

A week from now, Booklist will embark on our most exciting ritual: Mystery Month! This year marks the ninth annual, month-long celebration of all things mysterious. This Thursday, April 26, we’ll host the first of two Mystery Month webinars at 1pm CST. Annie Bostrom, Booklist’s associate editor of adult books, will preview forthcoming mysteries, thrillers, and espionage […]