Expanding Your Creativity: 10 Exciting and New Craft/DIY Books

Projects offering suggestions for crafty ways to deploy one’s pet paintings, intermediate-to-advanced level designs combining wire, beads, and semiprecious stones, and a beginner-friendly introduction to both embroidery and appliqué supply ample guidance for beginners; explore new crafts and designs today

Language, September 2017 | Best Sellers

December 2016 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions From EBSCO

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, October 1, 2017

May Morris is an excellent resource for art history students but may be too specific for public libraries; new photography titles explore the essentials of the medium; highly recommended presidential picks; an affecting and personal look into the experiences of minor migrants; chef Waters comes of age in Coming to My Senses

Literary Criticism, September 2017 | Best Sellers

November 2016 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

Showcasing Poetry: An Annual Poets House Event Celebrates 25 Years

The 2017 Poets House Poetry Showcase was held June 22 through August 26—halfway through, it was extended by two weeks given demand—marking the event’s 25th anniversary, giving Poets House cause to celebrate while pondering its future moves.

Master of Your Craft: 13 Fun and New Craft & DIY Books

DIY tattoos, a variety of predesigned crochet patterns that can be used as-is or adapted, and tips on find the best fabric for your specific project; whatever you’re in the mood to create there is a project here for you

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, September 15, 2017

Bunny Mellon‘s story presents keen insights into the complex fabric of American culture and history; Creating Great Choiceswill improve anyone’s career; this useful guide to Garden Renovation is an excellent resource for the casual or inexperienced gardener and particularly new homeowners

For the Sake of Reading | Wyatt’s World

Just as the new school year gets underway, acclaimed author and Princeton University professor John McPhee publishes his latest title on writing nonfiction, Draft No. 4. Use both occasions to gather the most recent wave of books about books into a display highlighting the pure pleasures of reading.

Editors’ Fall Picks 2017

Forty-one timely titles for autumn and beyond

LJ Talks to Daniel Mendelsohn

Author and critic Daniel Mendelsohn’s literary memoir An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and an Epic tells at least two stories. At 81, Mendelsohn’s father, a retired research scientist, decided to sit in on his literature professor son’s Odyssey seminar at Bard College. After that, the father-son duo retraced Odysseus’s route on a Mediterranean sea cruise.