Perfect 289s | Books for Dudes

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At first glance, you’d think that the number 289 isn’t anything special. What can it signify? The area code for Southern Ontario? An engine block size? DDC for “Other denominations & sects” under “Christian denominations”? The square of 17? It’s all these things, but it’s so much more. But 289 is indeed a very special […]

Editors’ Spring Picks

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Fascinating histories, romances, crafty how-tos, memoirs, biographies, novels by old favorites and debut authors, and more are among the forthcoming Spring titles LJ editors don’t want you to miss.

Reviewers of the Year 2013

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Congratulations to LJ reviewers of video, audiobooks, fiction, and nonfiction

Vienna Nocturne

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LJ‘s Barbara Hoffert talks to author Vivien Shotwell about her inspired debut, Vienna Nocturne.

RUSA CODES Awards Announced | Wyatt’s World

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Collection development, readers’ advisory (RA), and reference librarians select 2013′s most exceptional titles

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

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.

Galley Guide Discoveries: 12 Spring Books You Shouldn’t Miss

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If Library Journal’s galley guides serve to bring good books to your attention, they also serve to bring good books to mine. Here are 12 books I discovered while compiling the ALA Midwinter guide. Take a look at them all.

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