Arts | Best Sellers, September 2015

Paris, forgery, Basquiat, Japan, Kahlo/Rivera, and Great Qing

Format Follows Function

When it comes to collection development, libraries are making more complex choices based on what patrons want and in what format they want it. Print books come in hardcover and paperback, with an ever-growing selection of large print; library binding, while less popular than it once was, is still an option. Ebook models are more varied than ever, but libraries must pay attention to licensing restrictions, term and use limits, and subscription models. Audiobooks, which are experiencing steady gains in appeal, present some of the widest range of format choices: CDs, downloadable audio, and preloaded players.

Editors’ Fall Picks 2015

These approaching releases are grabbing the LJ review editors’ attention and are great bets for your patrons as the daylight grows shorter and the air more chilly.

Must-Viewing for Drama Fans | Video Reviews, September 1, 2015

The consistent quality of Call the Midwife makes this charming and sentimental series a must, ­ANZAC Girls are sure to be popular in public libraries, you’ll care about the fully developed characters in The Crimson Field

History, Dramedy, & David Lynch | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray, September 1, 2015

From the Blood and Glory of the Civil War to the madness of Mulholland Dr. and Ethan Hawke in 1980s New York, new videos for all types of collections

From Politics to Broadway to Life-Saving Spy Secrets | Reference Short Takes, September 1, 2015

Buckley and Rensink offer a solid starting point for readers seeking further exploration of Western history; a strange-bedfellows compendium from Butler-Bowdon; Dietz shines the spotlight on 1940s Broadway

Q&A: Editors of Chase’s Calendar of Events

The 59th edition of Chase’s Calendar of Events is due to be published by Bernan this month. LJ recently put a few questions to the editors of the series.

Human Rights Studies Online; Evolution of Flight, 1784–1991 | Reference eReviews, September 1, 2015

Human Rights Studies Online is an important compilation of vital material that isn’t typically found in one place; The Evolution of Flight, 1784–1991 is ideal for programs related to World’s Fairs or the history of aviation

Sharpie Art, Arm Candy, Deck Construction, Handmade Interiors, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, September 1, 2015

Sharpie Art holds wide appeal for young, mature, beginner, and seasoned artists alike; Gibson’s quilting book is a winner; a thoroughly unexpected, deeply charming debut from Redmond; decorative accessories for the home

Family Dynamics: Debuts in Domestic Struggles | The Reader’s Shelf, September 1, 2015

Tolstoy tells us that every unhappy family suffers a unique despondency. These debuts, each addressing a family on the point of dissolution, prove his point.