Humor Studies, American English, plus Short Takes, & More | Reference Reviews


Laughter is the best medicine, and there is a good deal present here, a fascinating look at the American English language that will do well in circulating collections, a contemporary academic treatment to William Shakespeare’s use of plant and garden terminology.

Homecomings, Handmaidens, Legos, and Libraries | What We’re Reading

Reconstructing Amelia

It’s old home week for the Library Journal/School Library Journal staff as we start new jobs, right old wrongs, live in fairy tales, and don our Devo hats.

The Bard at 450 | Collection Development


As we approach William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, our fascination with his life and work shows no sign of fading. Each year brings new biographies, revised editions of the plays and poems, and books promising to make his creations easier for readers encountering them for the first time. It’s not an exaggeration to say that there […]

Xpress Reviews: Graphic Novels | First Look at New Books, July 5, 2013


Foodies will devour In the Kitchen with Alain Passard, Madrid presents the cream of empowered comic book heroines, Koike’s classic Lone Wolf & Cub, Julius Caesar as a graphic novel

Best Sellers: Literature, February 7, 2013

March 2012 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Six New Titles on Shakespeare


Six New Titles on Shakespeare

Wyatt’s World: Reading To Remember and Celebrate Shakespeare


Wyatt’s World: Reading To Remember and Celebrate Shakespeare

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