Is Amazon the Reader’s Friend? Let the Debate Begin

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Is Amazon the reader’s friend? Last Thursday, January 15, authors Scott Turow and Joe Konrath and journalists Franklin Foer and Matthew Yglesias squared off in Intelligence Squared’s first debate of the spring season. For those of you not in NYC, the event was live streamed and then archived on YouTube.

Spotlight on Alan Bradley | LibraryReads Author, January 2015

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Interview with LibraryReads No. 1 vote getter Bradley, author of As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust.

Reviewers of the Year 2014

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To our hundreds of tireless reviewers who provide librarians with reviews by their peers that reflect the usefulness—or the opposite—of a given resource, a big thank you! Here, each review editor names her reviewer of the year for 2014.

With a Bang and No Whimpers | Memoir

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This month’s memoir column features women on the cusp of change and a 50-year estrangement.

An Edwardian Education | Collection Development: After Downton Abbey

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PBS’s popular Downton Abbey has made the early 1900s a familiar and beloved setting. These 36 titles will help patrons find Edwardian-era fiction, nonfiction, and videos.

Fiddler at 50, Anna x 3, Tove’s 100th, 30 Years of Chelsea Green, and More | Classic Returns

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December’s Classic Returns column sings happy birthday to Fiddler on the Roof, celebrates Tove Jansson’s centennial, and congratulates Chelsea Green on 30 years of cutting-edge books. Also: Trollope, Turing, and three new Anna Kareninas!

Best Books 2014: Graphic Novels

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The best graphic novels of 2014 as chosen by Library Journal’s graphic novel columnists.

Best Books 2014: Core Nonfiction

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The best nonfiction of 2014, as chosen by Library Journal’s columnists

Best Books 2014: Genre Fiction

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The best genre fiction of 2014, as chosen by Library Journal’s columnists.

Best Media 2014: Best Audio

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This year’s best fiction and nonfiction audiobooks, chosen by LJ’s reviewers, demonstrate the format’s remarkable range.

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