Summer Escapes: Roll Out the Beach Towel with Some Genre Fiction

Vacation season is approaching, and readers will be contemplating their book lists as carefully as they plan their holidays. To help them find that perfect literary escape, LJ turned to genre fiction columnists and genre experts. Here are their picks for what they anticipate to be hot summer reads.

Back to the Basics: Establishing a Good Foundation in Your Library

Tips on developing staff relationships for both managers and individuals in the library, easy to follow guides to technical services, and cataloging information for beginners or someone who needs a quick refresher

Oh the Places You’ll Go: Traveling Through Scotland

Highlighting ancient and modern marvels, cathedrals and train stations, and libraries and museums, these are two must-have books for readers who love Scottish culture and have a urge to travel

Beyond the Battle: Stories from U.S. Navy Men

Two outstanding autobiographies filled with bravery, courage, and first-person accounts of military heroics; readers interested in battlefield narratives will truly enjoy either book

Crafting Up a Storm

It doesn’t matter if you are a cozy-corner knitter or an outdoor creator, all types of projects can be found here with detailed step-by-step instructions for any home artist

Ready, Set, COOK!

Whether you are the hostess with the mostest, or just cooking for the family, you will find a variety of cookbooks with easy-to-follow instructions for any occasion

Research at Risk? | Notable Government Documents 2016

This year’s Notable Government Documents reflect what’s on everyone’s minds: climate change and how to preserve the data.

Life After Loss, Intuitive Art, Recovery Memoirs, Building Resiliency | Self-Help Reviews

TAKE A BREAK, BREATHE, AND HELP OTHERS Except for a few books, this column reviews the newest works dealing with the most challenging aspects of life.

LJ Reference Reviews: May 15, 2017

Amplify your music collections with the Encyclopedia of Classic Rock; presenting a wide range of research, this valuable title will help those dealing with Stress in the Modern World; a useful medical research database for institutions where accessibility is valued over rigor

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: May 15, 2017

Sargent’s Women will be a lasting addition to arts collections; excellent new work from important poet Akbar; a breezy social history for readers interested in tales of a bygone era; those seeking pleasure reading will enjoy this caper through the cosmos