Love at First Read: Romance Debuts | The Reader’s Shelf, February 1, 2016

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Romance, at its giddy outset, is about beginnings. It is then fitting to read debuts concerning love in preparation for Valentine’s Day.

The Art of Reading | Wyatt’s World

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Novels centered on the experiences and fortunes of the creative class (as well as the scandalous, notorious, and demanding) make for great reading. Here are five forthcoming titles featuring at their core artists of all kinds

We Need Diverse Books at ALA Midwinter

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A standing-room-only crowd, along with dozens of others sitting in staggered rows on the floor, attended the We Need Diverse Books panel at the most recent ALA Midwinter conference in Boston. A mainstay at ALA, BookExpo America (BEA), and New York Comic-Con (NYCC), the We Need Diverse Books campaign continues to engage followers and supporters […]

Reading About Downton Abbey | Wyatt’s World

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With the first episode of the sixth and final season of the beloved PBS drama series under their belts, readers might start to think of the endgame.

New Year, Nearly New Books: Favorite 2015 Debuts | The Reader’s Shelf

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There are many ways to plan the first reading foray of the year. One might be to reflect on the new voices from the year just closed. Below, a group of librarians share the debuts they enjoyed in 2015.

Short Stories for Short Days: A Selection from 2015 | Wyatt’s World

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Start the reading year with one final look back to 2015. This time consider short stories, those small treasures perfect for filling in the tiny breaks throughout the day.

Inspiring Ideas from Martha Stewart’s Wedding Magazine | RA Crossroads

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Nearly 30 years after Stewart’s first book on weddings wowed readers with its lavish content, a slimmed down, elegant but no less extravagant new title makes its appearance.

Comics: A Selection from 2015 | Wyatt’s World

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During the frenzy of the holiday season, it’s a delight to sit down with a book that provides both text and image, offering even the most distracted readers multilevels of engagement to stay immersed in the story. Here are five that made waves this year.

Year-End Extravaganza: Top 11 Books of 2015 | Books for Dudes

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Doug picks his top 11 books of 2015.

Book Club Possibilities: A Selection from 2015 | Wyatt’s World

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Compelling characters, fascinating stories, and themes readers can sink their teeth into are the hallmarks of a good book club pick. Here are five suggestions that are also making many best-of selections and award short lists.