Books & Reading

Good Reads | Book Groups | Audiobooks, EBooks & Magazines

Good Reads

Don’t know what to read next?
Check out our staff lists  or get personalized reading suggestions with our Book It service.

Check out this list in our catalog

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.

NoveList Plus 

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

Bestseller Lists

Indie Bestsellers
New York Times

Book Groups

Check out this list in our catalog for more information about book group selections.

Black Voices

Meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

Where: Princeton Room

Visit the events calendar.

Contemporary Fiction

Meets the second Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m

Where: 2nd Floor Conference Room

Visit the events calendar.

Historical Fiction

Meets Wednesdays, September 20 and November 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Road, Princeton

Visit the events calendar.

Mystery Book Group

Meets the first Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

There are no meetings in July and August.

Where: 1st Floor Conference Room

Visit the events calendar.

Resources for Book Groups

The library provides multiple copies of book group titles. You may complete the form online or print the book group request 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.

Try NoveList Plus, Lit Lovers, and publishers’ websites to locate discussion questions.

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. 1257.


Audiobooks, EBooks, and Magazines

Princeton OverDrive

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.


Access thousands of music albums, audiobooks, ebooks, and comics all available for mobile and desktop use. Digital content from major-label record companies and publishers can be borrowed for instant streaming to smartphones, tablets, and computers, or for temporary downloading to smartphones and tablets.

RBDigitalMagazines (formerly 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.

RBDigital (formerly OneClickDigital)

Enjoy this collection on your computer (PC or Mac) or on selected mobile devices (including MP3, iPod) and also download directly to your smartphone or tablet. 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. Visit OneClickDigital’s guide to find customized downloading instructions for your device.