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


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

Thieves, Friends, Fashionistas, and Yoo-Hoo Sex | What We’re Reading

The Story about Ping

The LJ/School Library Journal staff reads a designer bio, a kiddie classic, an office romance, a cyber/technothriller, a Darcy duo mystery, and a story about (maybe) a girl’s struggles.

Post–Valentine’s Day Books | What We’re Reading


Library Journal and School Library Journal staffers wear their hearts on their collective sleeves this week!

Arts & Humanties Reviews | September 15, 2013


Reviews of Jane Austen’s England, On Poetry, Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof, plus a full list of Arts & Humanities reviews from the September 15, 2013 issue.

Austen Reimagined


Reviews of Jo Baker’s Longbourn and Joanna Trollope’s Sense & Sensibility from the August issue.

Graphic Novels Reviews | July 2013


Graphic novel reviews from the July issue.

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, June 14, 2103


Best trips in California, The Real Jane Austen, career advice, the “murder of the century,” Rita Moreno on Rita Moreno, a blog from the New York Times on the Civil War, the portraits of Man Ray

Pop Culture Advisory: Welcome to Sanditon

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Suggestions for readalikes and watchalikes for fans of Welcome to Sanditon.

Q&A: Jay Bushman, Co-Creator of Welcome to Sanditon


In Jane Austen’s unfinished novel, Sanditon, a group of people set out to build their own town on the English seaside. Welcome to Sanditon is a modern, multiplatorm adaptation of the novel from the team behind the wildly popular Pride and Prejudice–based videoblog series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Jay Bushman was the transmedia producer and a writer for the Lizzie Bennet Diaries and is Welcome to Sanditon’s showrunner and creator.

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, March 29, 2013


Michael Bolton on Michael Bolton, Drash on Penny Hardaway, Jahanbegloo on Gandhi, Lane on Jane (Austen), Marshall on old-time fiddlers, Albrecht honors Norman Bel Geddes, Jackie Robinson on life after baseball, Rome on Earth Day