Toil and Trouble: Spooky Halloween Reads | The Reader’s Shelf


It’s time to get ready for the hordes of patrons who will begin to haunt the library and are in the mood for a good scare; this list of titles will help librarians arm themselves with some bloody-good suggestions.

Letters from Poets: The Reader’s Shelf | April 1, 2013


Celebrate National Poetry Month with collections of letters from acclaimed poets.

Mission to Mars: The Reader’s Shelf | March 15, 2013


Fiction and nonfiction on the topic of Mars.

The Reader’s Shelf | March 1, 2013


Members of the Reference & User Service Association’s Listen List suggest well-narrated audiobooks

The Reader’s Shelf | February 1, 2013


Books exploring the concept of place

Siren Songs | The Reader’s Shelf | November 15, 2012


Audiobook narrators who seduce and transport listeners.

Til Death Do Us Part | The Reader’s Shelf | November 1, 2012

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Titles that feature scenes from literary marriages.

The Art of the Essay | Reader’s Shelf | October 1, 2012


Essay collections covering “a wide range of subjects and concerns.”

Sartorial Splendor: Falling into Fashion | The Reader’s Shelf, September 15, 2012


Every outfit tells a story. These stories tell of outfits.

Recession Reading | The Reader’s Shelf, September 1, 2012


Stories of financial hardships, both contemporary and historical.