A World of New Titles: Editor’s Picks | BEA 2013

A World of New Titles: Editor’s Picks | BEA 2013

At BookExpo America, LJ’s Reviews editors found titles to intrigue, inspire, and set imaginations free. LJ’s Review editors logged many hours at BookExpo America searching for forthcoming titles that show the most promise for libraries and their patrons.

Inspired Reading: New Titles in Christian Fiction

Inspired Reading: New Titles in Christian Fiction

Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET From apocalyptic adventures to intricate Amish relationships, Christian fiction is so much more than devotion. Whether you are looking for some good clean romance or exciting protagonists guided by the Spirit, this webcast is for you. Discover the latest offerings from David C. Cooke, Kregel Publications, and WaterBrook Multnomah and pick up some inspired reading this fall! This archive is no longer available.

Gluten-Free Living: Getting Rid of Gluten | Collection Development


An estimated one in 133 people live with celiac disease (CD) today in the United States. Many more cope with nonceliac gluten sensitivity. Awareness about gluten-free eating and gluten-free living has blossomed in recent years. More stores are stocking gluten-free foods now than in the past; more restaurants have gluten-free menus; many people know someone with celiac disease or gluten intolerance (GI) even if they are not eating gluten-free themselves. Thousands of people are seeking information about gluten-free living, and the publishing industry has taken note.

Best Sellers: U.S. History, May 30, 2013

July 2012 to date as identified by YBP Library Services.

BEA For All: A Librarian’s Guide to BookExpo America 2013

BEA For All: A Librarian’s Guide to BookExpo America 2013

To make the most of BEA, here are the offerings that are best for librarians—not all of them are particularly aimed at our profession, but eavesdropping on “the other side” can be illuminating. Though ebook questions feature heavily, we’re moving on from library availability concerns to debates surrounding secondhand ebooks, the effects on authors, and e-publishing of out-of-print titles.

Magazine Vital Signs: Best Magazines of 2012

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The best magazines launched in 2012 include one sport magazine, a travel magazine, two in the lifestyle genre, an art journal, and five literary magazines. None this year are strictly online; all are available in print.

Best Sellers: Mathematics, April 25, 2013

June 2012 to date as identified by YBP Library Services.

Eastern Literary Traditions: Chinese and Indian Fiction | Collection Development


China and India, the two most populous countries in the world, share a border, have growing economies in common, and each has a centuries-old literary tradition of its own. Similarly, both countries have robust publishing industries, but despite a tremendous number of books published and sold annually, relatively few of those titles make it to the American market. In 2012, in what Paper Republic, a resource about Chinese literature in translation, called “a good year,” about 20 titles were translated, and the majority of those were not published in the United States. Indian fiction, especially that written in English, fares slightly better.

Sizzling Spring Cookbook Buzz

Sizzling Spring Cookbook Buzz

Thursday, May 2, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET Break out those farmer’s market carts, uncover that barbecue grill, and unfold your best checkered picnic blanket. Warm weather is an invitation to cook! Fantastic meals for sunny spring celebrations and family dinners start with fresh ingredients and fresh ideas. Join us for our Sizzling Spring Cookbook Buzz, and inspire your patrons to cook up something special! With fresh offerings from Running Press, Random House Inc., and Tuttle Publishing, spring will be nothing short of delicious.This archive is no longer available

How the Universe Works: Physics for the Layperson | Collection Development


Does physics bring to mind tough college classes and scientists covering chalkboards with long equations? While it’s an advanced science, it is also a fascinating field with many new ideas for your patrons to explore. People of all kinds are curious about how the universe works, and physics is the very root of all physical science. Physicists study matter, energy, and forces. The laws of physics explain how objects interact on every scale, from the subatomic to the galactic. Learning about physics is not just entertaining—it’s an important component of science literacy. Citizens with a basic understanding of science are prepared to make critical decisions about vital issues like climate change and energy source policy.