Q&A: Alison Case | Debut Spotlight, April 15, 2016

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Alison Case, an English professor at Williams College, MA, intimately knows the world of 19th–century British fiction, lending an unmistakable authenticity to the language and flow of her debut novel, Nelly Dean.

Running, Listening, Versing, Rhapsodizing, + Celebrating Sophie Hannah | What We’re Reading

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As we prepare for a poetry-exclusive “What We’re Reading” column next week, here’s a transitional report on the books in our hands this week. Plus, a vist with author Sophie Hannah and her crew.

What’s in a Publisher? | Self-Publishing & Libraries

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While some librarians feel that buying self-published books is a revolutionary act, there has been a lot of progress made toward readers accepting them as just books, the same as any other in the marketplace.

Reading the Rails: How Australia’s Historic Railway Libraries Inspired a Novel

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“Libraries have always seemed sacrosanct; places of infinite promise. All the people, all the worlds, all the moments you might discover on their shelves.”

At the Movies | What We’re Reading

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The “What We’re Reading” team becomes the “What We’re Watching” cohort this week.

Call for Indie Ebook Award Judges

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Calling all voracious readers! LJ is hosting its second annual Indie Ebook Awards, and we’re looking for discerning librarians to serve as judges. Volunteers are asked to assess books in one of five categories: romance, sf, fantasy, mystery, or YA. This is a great opportunity to discover and support indie authors. Initial judging will begin […]

Women To Root For: Female Narratives in SELF-e | SELF-esteem

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March is a month dedicated to women—cheering for their triumphs, identifying with their struggles, and basking in their general fabulousness. While both history and the contemporary age provide a plethora of admirable women figures to exalt, there is something to be said for discovering new literary ladies to celebrate. Below is a sampling of the […]

Bleeding Hearts, Group Minds, Artistic Pairings, O.J. Running | What We’re Reading

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As spring creeps ever closer, the members of the “What We’re Reading” team cover a lot of bookish ground.

Q&A: Sunil Yapa | Debut Spotlight, March 15, 2016

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Sunil Yapa’s Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist shines light on the 1999 World Trade Organization (WTO) riots in Seattle. Here, Yapa shares insights into his first novel and the ideas that inspired it.

Helen Simonson | March 2016 LibraryReads Author

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Author Simonson’s much-anticipated second book (after her 2010 debut, Major ­Pettigrew’s Last Stand), set in the summer of 1914 as World War I looms, is the Library­Reads top pick for March 2016