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Readers’ Advisory Book Source
Our very own readers’ advisory wiki providing annotations, reading suggestions, and links to both general and genre specific resources, created and curated by Princeton Public Library staff.
Providing reviews and annotations for about 150,000 fiction titles and 50,000 nonfiction titles; and over 4,000 custom created articles and lists, including readalikes and book discussion questions.
Award Winning Books
- Pulitzer Prize Fiction / Nonfiction
- Nobel Prize in Literature
- National Book Awards
- National Book Critics Circle Awards
- Man Booker Prize
- Hugo Awards
- Edgar Awards
- James Beard Awards
All library book groups are open to the public. No registration required. Drop-ins are highly encouraged. Questions, comments, suggestions? Contact Kristin Friberg at 609.924.9529 ext. 257.
This group meets the second Thursday of each month at 7pm in the Princeton Room. Click on the events calendar for dates and book selections.
Led by librarian Kristin Friberg, this group regularly meets the second Thursday of each month at 10:30am in the second floor conference room. Click on the events calendar for dates and book selections.
Led by librarian Gayle Stratton, this group regularly meets the first Monday of each month at 7:30pm in the first floor quiet room. There are no meetings in July and August. Click on the events calendar for dates and book selections.
Resources for Book Groups
The library provides multiple copies of book group titles. You may complete the form online or print the Book Group Multiple Copies form and submit to Kristin Friberg a minimum of two months in advance. Additionally, the form may be handed in at the first floor Welcome Desk.
Starting a book group from scratch? Check out our guide for helpful suggestions: How to Start a Book Group.pdf
Princeton OverDrive: To sign in to Princeton OverDrive, enter your library card barcode and PIN. (Your PIN is the last 4 digits of the phone number on your library account. Can't recall? Ask Us!) This collection is hand-selected and built from the ground up with a focus on quality selections that meet the diverse reading and listening preferences of the Princeton community. New titles will be added on an ongoing basis, and OverDrive's popular library of more than 11,000 public domain e-book titles will be available, too. This collection can be enjoyed on your computer (PC or Mac) or transfer the title to a compatible eBook reader (including Kindle, Nook, Sony, iPad, and iPod Touch). Check out a maximum of 5 books at a time for up to 21 days. No overdue fees; books are automatically returned to the library at the end of lending period.
Axis360: Read full-color, full-layout eBooks for computers, laptops, eBook readers, tablets, and smartphones. Our collection includes fiction and non-diction for adults, children, and teens. Please note: to get started, you will need to download the free Blio eReading app (www.blio.com) and create an account. Check out a maximum of 5 books at a time for up to 14 days. No overdue fees; books are automatically returned to the library at the end of the lending period. You will need a valid Princeton Public Library card to check out books.
OneClickDigital: Enjoy these collections on your computer (PC or Mac) or on selected portable devices (including MP3, iPod) and also download directly to your iPhone, iPad, Blackberry (Android coming later in 2012). Please note: to use OneClickDigital audiobooks, you will need to download OneClickDigital Media Manager. Check out a maximum of 3 books at time for up to 7 days. No overdue fees; books are automatically returned to the library at the end of lending period. You will need a valid Princeton Public Library card to check out books.
Zinio: Enjoy full-color, page-for-page digital copies of over 70 magazine titles, including popular selections such as "Bloomberg Businessweek," "Car & Driver," "Dwell," "The Economist," "Elle," "ESPN Magazine," "Esquire," "Forbes," "Food Network Magazine," "Marie Claire," "Martha Stewart Living," "Men's Health," "Motor Trend," "Newsweek," "New York Review of Books" "Oprah," "Popular Photography," "Runner's World," and "Shape." Available for the Mac, PC, Apple & Android mobile devices, and Kindle Fire.