Q&A: Jean-Pierre Isbouts

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Author Jean-Pierre Isbouts talks to LJ about Who’s Who in the Bible, from the January issue

Best Acknowledgments of 2013

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Sr. Editor Margaret Heilbrun presents her annual “Best Acknowledgments” and bestows the Amanda Foreman Award upon the author(s) and book(s) her subjective committee of one found most deserving of kudos for gracious and specific thanks offered to named library and archives staff who, in providing research access to the author, helped bring the book to publication.

Going Local: Celebrating a Decade of Resident Writers

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Akashic Books publisher Johnny Temple shares his passion and appreciation of Brooklyn-affiliated writers

RUSA’s Top Pop Fiction | ALA Midwinter 2014

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At RUSA’s Book and Media Awards Ceremony, held Sunday January 26 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, the winners of the 2014 Reading List were announced.
Started in 2007 by RUSA’s CODES section, the list highlights genre fiction that merit special attention by adult readers and reader’s advisory librarians.

Future, Past, Present, Perfect | What We’re Reading

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Library Journal editors visit dystopias, finish a family saga, and transcribe the news this week.

OverDrive announces move to all MP3 audiobooks

OverDrive, one of the major vendors of audiobooks to libraries, has announced that it will be moving away from the WMA format and making audiobooks for the library market available solely as MP3s. Reasons for the shift include the facts that MP3s are widely compatible across various listening devices and that the vast majority of […]

Remembrances, Rockers, Thrill Rides | What We’re Reading

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Library Journal/School Library Journal editors remember friends and fun times and savor noir and semi-supernatural suspense stories.

2014 Edgar Award Nominees Announced

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Sunday, January 19, was Edgar Allen Poe’s 205th birthday; to celebrate the occasion, the Mystery Writers of America announced its nominees for the 2014 Edgar Allen Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction, and television published or produced in 2013.

Rooftops, Rockers, Rah-Rah-Rah! | What We’re Reading

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This week the School Library Journal and Library Journal staffers prance on Paris rooftops, sidle up to sisterhood, croon with a cult rocker, follow a fierce foodie, fish for fun facts, and navigate NetGalley.

New Year, Old and New Books | What We’re Reading

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This week, the Library Journal/School Library Journal staffers escape the ice and snow and read (more) about a Beatle, the Bennets’ servants, the pangs of grief, and the chicness of the French.

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