Quirky Books for Fall 2014 | ALA Annual 2014

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Sally Reed, executive director of United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association (ALA) that represents the interests of advocates such as friends groups and trustees, encouraged librarians at the “Quirky Books for Quirky Librarians” panel to join her organization before introducing six authors with new or upcoming books. The authors, a few […]

Books for the Masses | Editors’ Picks BEA 2014


LJ‘s review editors braved the crowds at BookExpo America to find this fall’s most intriguing and memorable reads.

Emma Healey | Spotlight

Emma Healey

Q&A with LibraryReads top vote getter Emma Healey

The Best Ice Cream, Coconut Every Day, Yucatán Cuisine, & More | Cooking Reviews

Cocunut Every Day

Ice cream fanatic Clendaniel chronicles her many ice cream–making adventures, Seymour’s book makes it both possible and desirable to eat coconut every day, the definitive work on Yucatán cuisine

Robert Koch & Arthur Conan Doyle Bio, A Guide for the Cocktail-Curious, Digestive Health Medicine, & More | Science & Technology Reviews

Natural Solutions

Goetz offers a brief and insightful double biography of two doctors, a sophisticated and inviting definitive guide for the cocktail-curious, alternative remedies for constipation, gas, acid reflux, and other discomforts related to digestion

Quirky Books for Quirky Librarians | United for Libraries, ALA 2014


Climo, Liz. The Little World of Liz Climo. Running Pr. Sept. 2014. ISBN 9780762452385. $14. COMICS You might know Liz Climo’s work from The Simpsons TV series, where she’s currently a storyboard revisionist, or from The Simpsons Movie, The Lebrons, and Seth Macfarlane’s Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy. You might have also stumbled across her work […]

Isn’t It Romantic? | United for Libraries, ALA 2014


Coonts, Deborah. Lucky Bastard. Forge: Tor. 2014. 496p. ISBN 9780765370440. pap. $8.99. ROMANTIC SUSPENSE Wanna Get Lucky? Lucky Stiff. So Damn Lucky. Three Lucky novellas. And now Lucky Bastard, next in Deborah Coonts’s fast-paced, relentlessly witty, neon-bright series set in her hometown, Las Vegas. Our heroine is Lucky O’Toole, now Vice President of Customer Relations at […]

Hot Books from Small Presses | United for Libraries, ALA 2014


Dawson, Robert. The Public Library: A Photographic Essay. Princeton Architectural. 2014. 192p. ISBN 9781616892173. $35. ARCHITECTURE Robert Dawson’s The Public Library is a stunningly photographed, stunningly realized book, a compact square of 192 pages containing the spirit of American public libraries, showing what they have done and what they can do. From a formerly segregated […]

Greenwald on the NSA, Wartime Propaganda from Harwood, Memoir from Echols & Davis, Morton, & Much More | Social Sciences Reviews

No Place To Hide

Greenwald’s book is a must-read, Harwood’s account carries an organic empirical quality rarely facilitated by a historical text, turn-of-the-21st-century social movements in Latin America, refreshing experimentation from Schnapp & Battles

Q&A: Ruben Castaneda, Author of S Street Rising

Ruben Castaneda

Ruben Castaneda discusses his memoir, S Street Rising.

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