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Libraries are dealing with a lot of changes around the way they interact with their patrons. One challenge is having to transition to online meeting spaces. How do you pick a platform? Get the word out? Make sure you include... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Library Love Fest
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The buzz is seriously building for Diane Cook's The New Wilderness (on sale August 11th)! In addition to being longlisted for the Booker Prize, this powerful debut novel (following Diane's short story collection Man V. Nature) is garnering wide-spread praise... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Library Love Fest
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Hello, librarians! We are thrilled to present our staff suggestions for the October LibraryReads List! Simply put: October is packed with propulsive, thought-provoking, masterful reads. We cannot wait to hear what you think. Remember: votes for the October LibraryReads List... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Library Love Fest
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Check out these upcoming Fall reads that were included in our August Library Journal ad. The Short Life and Curious Death of Free Speech in America by Ellis Cose Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots A Wild Winter Swan by Gregory... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Library Love Fest
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Every year at Book Expo, a program called Shout 'N Share features a panel of librarians who present forthcoming books that have caught their attention. Though Book Expo was cancelled, Booklist hosted this virtual book presentation on Wednesday, July 22nd,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2020 at Library Love Fest
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Hello, librarian friends. Today, I'm thrilled to share my interview with Rumaan Alam, author of Leave the World Behind. Rumaan's latest novel is one of the buzziest books of the fall, and for good reason: it's part tension-packed thriller, part... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2020 at Library Love Fest
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We are honored to have a guest post from Pamela Crane, author of Little Deadly Secrets, on the blog this week. Little Deadly Secrets is the latest addictively readable domestic suspense novel from USA Today bestselling author Pamela Crane. In... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2020 at Library Love Fest
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Hello, librarians! We are reaching out to let you know about a very special upcoming episode of Door to Door that you won't want to miss! On Tuesday, July 21st at 2:00pm ET, join us for an entirely fresh look... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2020 at Library Love Fest
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Sitting Pretty is a memoir-in-essays from Rebekah Taussig, disability advocate and creator of the Instagram account @sitting_pretty, reflecting on identity, accessibility, and representation and processing a lifetime of memories to paint a more beautiful, nuanced portrait of a body that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2020 at Library Love Fest
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You voted, they counted, and the winners have finally been announced! This month, we are thrilled to share that You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria is the #1 LibraryReads pick for August! Congratulations, Alexis! More great news: The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2020 at Library Love Fest
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Natasha Trethewey's Memorial Drive is a chillingly personal and exquisitely wrought memoir of a daughter reckoning with the brutal murder of her mother at the hands of her former stepfather, and the moving, intimate story of a poet coming into... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2020 at Library Love Fest
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Hello, librarian friends. We hope you had a great 4th of July weekend. If you're looking for more (book-related) fireworks, then be sure to join us for our virtual book buzz this Thursday, July 9th, from 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2020 at Library Love Fest
We are so excited to welcome emily m. danforth, author of Plain Bad Heroines, to the podcast this week. She speaks with Jessica Williams, her editor at William Morrow. This is a book that has been getting a lot of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2020 at Library Love Fest
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Romance is in the air on The Library Love Fest Podcast! This week, we featured a conversation between librarian Stephanie Anderson and author Sarah MacLean. Stephanie Anderson is Assistant Director, Selection, at BookOps, managing the fantastic team responsible for selecting... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2020 at Library Love Fest
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Our friend Carol Fitzgerald, President of the Book Report Network, recently interviewed Meg Mitchell Moore, author of The Islanders, to discuss Meg's latest novel Two Truths and a Lie, on sale now! The book is set in Newburyport, Massachusetts where... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2020 at Library Love Fest
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We are virtually at ALA this week! Visit our booth here. Check out all of the fun things we are featuring in our booth: Author Videos Nancy Pearl, author of The Writer's Library: Jess Walter, author of The Cold Millions:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2020 at Library Love Fest
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Today, we are featuring a guest post from Rebekah Taussig, author of Sitting Pretty, coming out on August 25, 2020. Sitting Pretty is a memoir-in-essays from Rebekah Taussig, disability advocate and creator of the Instagram account @sitting_pretty, reflecting on identity,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2020 at Library Love Fest
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We used our latest Booklist ad to let you know how much we will miss seeing your smiling faces at ALA Annual this year. But we have a packed list of exciting virtual events in store for you! We also... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2020 at Library Love Fest
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You voted, they counted, and the winners have finally been announced! This month, we are thrilled to share that The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs, Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay, and Memorial Drive by Natasha Trethewey have been... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2020 at Library Love Fest
This week is a Nancy Pearl love fest on all of our social accounts! On June 9th, Nancy was on our Door to Door Facebook Live video. Watch the replay here. Virginia also interviewed Nancy for the podcast. They talk... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2020 at Library Love Fest
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Naoise Dolan's Exciting Times is an intimate, bracingly intelligent debut novel about a millennial Irish expat who becomes entangled in a love triangle with a male banker and a female lawyer. I so enjoyed reading this book and it's becoming... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2020 at Library Love Fest
We turned our Editors Unedited podcast feature on its head this week! For the first time, we had an author interview their editor. Listen in to this week's episode with the incomparable Susan Elizabeth Phillips, in conversation with her Editor,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2020 at Library Love Fest
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Hello, librarian friends. We hope you all are well in these important, challenging times. Before we dive into the details of our staff suggestions for the August LibraryReads List, please let us know what we can do for you. We're... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2020 at Library Love Fest
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Night. Sleep. Death. The Stars. by Joyce Carol Oates is a a gripping examination of contemporary America through the prism of a family tragedy: when a powerful parent dies, each of his adult children reacts in startling and unexpected ways,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2020 at Library Love Fest