Book it

In the market for a good book? Taking a trip, and looking for some travel guides? Take a few minutes and try Book It, a new service to help you discover your next favorite book, or just what you need before you take that trip to Italy. We will deliver a list of suggested titles based on information you provide within a week’s time.

If you’re looking for something more immediate, there are a host of resources at the library and online to help with your search. The obvious one is to ask us! Whomever is standing at the first floor Welcome desk would love to help you find what you’re looking for. If you’re the type of person who’d like to uncover your treasures old school style, you need to take a look at Bookmarks. You can find a copy on the second floor in the magazine section. There is an online version, but the print publication is a work of beauty. Featuring what’s new in hardcover and paperback, along with author and book group profiles, the writers behind this unique publication have done the legwork of scouring hundreds of book reviews to provide a rich snapshot of each title, giving readers a summary, critical summary of their own, and snippets from major reviewers.

What’s that you say? You’re at home, and would rather browse online? Aside from the usual suspects (New York Times Book Review, NPR), a few other great sites are IndieBound, a community-oriented movement begun by the independent bookseller members of the American Booksellers Association, and The Millions, an online magazine offering coverage on books, arts, and culture.

Want more? Join us as we take you Beyond the Stacks on Wednesday, May 1 at 10 a.m. in the Technology Center. We’ll lead you on a longer tour of helpful resources to help you find your next favorite book.

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