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Booklisters at Printers Row Lit Fest

Booklisters at Printers Row Lit Fest

Any Chicagoans reading this should know that the Printers Row Lit Fest is happening this Saturday and Sunday on historic Printer’s Row. Booklist editors will be out in full force, wresting ice cream cones from the hands of crying children appearing on panels, leading discussions, and being generally awesome. To follow is a Booklist-centric Printers Row schedule. I’ve linked event […]

BOOKLIST Editors About Town

BOOKLIST Editors About Town

Booklist editors have a lot going on these days. Here are some of their events happening in the next few weeks.   Thursday, March 16 at 9:30 am RASS & RASSL Present Trends in Weeding and Collection Development 125 Tower Drive, Burr Ridge, IL Experts including Booklist editor for collection management and library outreach Rebecca Vnuk will discuss how to come […]

Shelf Evaluation: How to Do Everything

Shelf Evaluation: How to Do Everything

I’ll bet a lot of Booklist staffers curate peculiar collections as they sift and sort through the incoming mail. I’ve always been a sucker for how-to books—but not just any how-to books. You can keep your How to Make Beaded Jewelry and your How to Code C++, thank you very much. I’m only interested in books whose titles […]

Sunscreen Ho! Booklisters’ Summer Reading Recommendations

Sunscreen Ho! Booklisters’ Summer Reading Recommendations

Spies! Firemen! Assassins! Virginia Woolf! See what paperbacks we here at Booklist are sure you won’t regret stuffing in your picnic basket. Her Royal Spyness, by Rhys Bowen Can’t get to England this summer? (1930s England, that is.) The next best thing is reading Her Royal Spyness, a mystery by Rhys Bowen. Lady Georgina is 34th on line […]

Shelf Evaluation: Judging Books by Their Covers

Shelf Evaluation: Judging Books by Their Covers

In this new feature, we’re asking Booklisters to give themselves a “shelf evaluation.” The rules are simple: pick any shelf in your home library, take a picture of it as is (no alphabetizing, no dusting), and then . . . explain your shelf! “Oh, my pounding heart, the jackets, it made my scrotum tingle just […]

Shelf Evaluation: Read This and Back Away Slowly

Shelf Evaluation: Read This and Back Away Slowly

In this new feature, we’re asking Booklisters to give themselves a “shelf evaluation.” The rules are simple: pick any shelf in your home library, take a picture of it as is (no alphabetizing, no dusting), and then . . . explain your shelf! I sorta did this already in a series of posts I wrote about my […]

Shelf Evaluation: Donna Seaman
By February 4, 2016 2 Comments Read More →

Shelf Evaluation: Donna Seaman

In this new feature, we’re asking Booklisters to give themselves a “shelf evaluation.” The rules are simple: pick any shelf in your home library, take a picture of it as is (no alphabetizing, no dusting), and then . . . explain your shelf! I’m not proud of the state of my bookshelves, but I will […]

Shelf Evaluation: Don’t Judge a Reader by Her Shelves
By December 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Shelf Evaluation: Don’t Judge a Reader by Her Shelves

In this new feature, we’re asking Booklisters to give themselves a “shelf evaluation.” The rules are simple: pick any shelf in your home library, take a picture of it as is (no alphabetizing, no dusting), and then . . . explain your shelf! I think librarians fall into one of two camps: those who have […]

Shelf Evaluation: Do I Drink Too Much?
By December 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Shelf Evaluation: Do I Drink Too Much?

In this new feature, we’re asking Booklisters to give themselves a “shelf evaluation.” The rules are simple: pick any shelf in your home library, take a picture of it as is (no alphabetizing, no dusting), and then . . . explain your shelf! Of the umpteen shelves in my home, I could have chosen to […]