Friday, May 23, 2008

Looking for a good book to read?

The library has 2 new resources to help you do just that.
Pearls Picks is a monthly list of books chosen by Nancy Pearl, author of "Book Lust" and former Seattle librarian and bookseller. She is a regular commentator about books on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition". The New York Times calls her "the talk of librarian circles". The Los Angeles Times calls her "one lusty librarian". Her website says that "readers can't get enough of her recommenedations while bookstores and libraries offer standing room only whenever she visits". Pearls Picks gives Nancy's book reviews and in some cases the first chapter to read online. There is not a direct link to the Northfield Library catalog so you will need to check that to make sure we have it.

Booknews is an online service for readers which provides book lists on a variety of topics including fiction, nonfiction, mystery, classics, large print, gardening, children and teen books, etc. You can sign up to receive monthly emails for any of these genres. The newsletter will provide summaries and /or reviews of the books and a link to the library catalog. The library should in most cases have the book. If not, give us a call and we'll check further.

For both new services go to and click on "Reader's Resources".
Questions? Call 645-1802.

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