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Don’t Miss the Book Club Central Program at ALA Annual 2018!

May 29, 2018

Join us for our Engaging Book Clubs in Your Community Panel at ALA Annual 2018 in New Orleans! Our panelists include Amy Stewart, author, bookseller, and speaker, James Mustich, bookseller and author of  1,000 Books to Read Before You Die, and Bill Kelly, librarian from Cuyahoga County Public Library in Ohio. Booklist‘s Adult Books Editor Donna Seaman will moderate the…

Read Along with Celebrities’ Favorites of The Great American Read

May 23, 2018

In the first episode of The Great American Read, PBS introduces America’s 100 best-loved books to launch the campaign to find America’s favorite book. Celebrities, authors, and readers across the country, share why they love reading and specific novels on the list. These are just a small selection of the 100 books that Americans voted…

The Great American Read

April 23, 2018

The Great American Read is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey).  It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books…

Get Involved During National Library Legislative Day

April 3, 2018

National Library Legislative Day is a time for all library friends, patrons, and supporters to contact their elected officials and educate them about the positive impact of the library in your community. Nearly 500 ALA advocates will be meeting with their Members of Congress in Washington, D.C. on May 7-8. During this time, we urge…

Now in Paperback: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

February 27, 2018

NAMED ONE OF THE 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, PEOPLE, AND ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY TIME, GQ, O THE OPRAH MAGAZINE, AND LA TIMES NAMED A BOOK CLUB CENTRAL PICK BY SARAH JESSICA PARKER FINALIST FOR THE 2017…

Win an SJP Read Poster!

February 16, 2018

As a passionate advocate for libraries and literacy and the Honorary Chair of Book Club Central, Sarah Jessica Parker is thrilled to have her own Read poster at the American Library Association Store. Enter for your chance to win a poster! Click to Enter for Your Chance to Win. Sign Up for the Read with SJP…

Announcing the 2018 Notable Books List!

February 15, 2018

The Reference and User Services Association’s Notable Books Council, first established in 1944, has announced the 2018 selections of the Notable Books List, an annual best-of list comprised of twenty six titles written for adult readers and published in the US including fiction, nonfiction and poetry. The list was announced during the American Library Association’s…

Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fictin 2018 winner, Manhattan Beach

Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction 2018

February 14, 2018

The Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction was announced at the RUSA Book and Media Awards event, sponsored by NoveList, at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Denver on Sunday, February 11, 2018. Learn more about the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence. Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan From New York mobsters to the…

Stephanie Powell Watts Wins an NAACP Image Award for No One Is Coming to Save Us!

January 19, 2018

Congratulations to Stephanie Powell Watts for winning an NAACP Image Award for Debut Author for No One Is Coming to Save Us, Sarah Jessica Parker’s first Book Club Central selection! No One Is Coming to Save Us is a revelatory debut from an insightful voice: with echoes of The Great Gatsby it is an arresting and powerful novel…

The 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced!

October 25, 2017

The American Library Association’s Andrew Carnegie Medals, now in their 7th year, recognize outstanding fiction and nonfiction for adult readers. See the shortlist titles below, selected from a longlist of 46 fiction and nonfiction titles published in 2017. The two medal winners, one in fiction and one in nonfiction, will be announced at the Reference…

HOW TO BOOK CLUB

Find Books for a Book Club

There’s a question I always ask whenever I visit a book club: “What’s the best book you’ve ever discussed?” This is a surefire way to start a lively discussion, one that always begins with the books the group has enjoyed and inevitably transitions to those they haven’t. Eventually, the group will conclude that the best…

Find A Book Club

Joining a book club can seem impossible if you don’t know where to look but you’ll find like-minded book lovers at the following tried-and-tested places. BOOK CLUBS IRL The Library Always the best place for aspiring book clubbers to start. Head to the reference desk and ask the person there about book clubs she’s sure…

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