The City of Lights: Paris in Books | The Reader’s Shelf

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Paris seems a perfect destination for an in-place journey—language barriers fall aside, time periods pose little problem, and the nuances of the intoxicating city are revealed in all their glory.

Portrait of the Artist: Art in Novels | The Reader’s Shelf

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These six books mix history with speculation and masterpieces with the characters that surround them, producing compelling tales of vision and purpose.

Back to School : Classics Worth a Second Read | The Reader’s Shelf

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Consider building a display of classic titles that your patrons might have, shall we say, skimmed the first time around.

Eureka! Science Camp Reading | The Reader’s Shelf

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Take one last stab at summer reading with these nonfiction titles, each offering educational illumination with an infusion of fun.

On Vacation: Books for Summer Reading | The Reader’s Shelf

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Here are six ways to envision summer; from The Vacationers to The Miniaturist

Books by Design: Vintage Fashion in Fiction | The Reader’s Shelf

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Tag sales and thrift shops are not the only places to discover vintage finds. Authors have unearthed the delights of dressing from the past as well. Romance, history, and friendship deepen these stories, and, of course, dresses are in the mix

Spilt Milk: The Ripple Effect of Character Choices | The Reader’s Shelf

Fall on Your Knees

Some actions have unanticipated and unpleasant effects. These six titles explore how characters deal with those consequences—or avoid them—and the larger ramifications of their choices.

Warm Nostalgia: Revisiting Summer Settings | Reader’s Shelf

Beach House Memories

A socialite finds love at last, a young outsider finds a new identity, a band of high schoolers transition to adulthood, and a family discovers home is a place filled with magic, peculiar characters, and love

Halfway to Halloween | The Reader’s Shelf

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With Halloween only six months away, now is the perfect time to reacquaint your patrons with the thrills that come from reading a chilling tale.

Fright, Fever, Flu: Absorbing but Scary Medical Histories | The Reader’s Shelf

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A public fascination with the plague and disease in general has resulted in some fine science writing; the six titles gathered here demonstrate the impact these diseases have had on humanity, but they also highlight the key developments in science and public health that have driven down the rates of infection. From the April 1 issue.

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