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A Book Club Mixer at the Sedona Public Library

In the past few years, Cheryl L. Yeatts, Manager of the Sedona Public Library in the Village, AZ noticed a decidedly increase in book clubs and interest in book clubs in her library.  So, in 2017 she attended an ALA Annual Conference Session in Chicago about Book Clubs, organized by United for Libraries and Book…

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SJP Read-Alikes: She Would Be King by Wayétu Moore

By Donna Seaman Wayétu Moore and her family fled Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, during the civil war in 1989 when Moore was five, a harrowing rupture that her father sought to ameliorate by telling stories full of magic. In her spellbinding debut novel, She Would Be King​, Moore continues that evocative filtering of life…

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Top 10 Book-Group Books: 2018

By Susan Maguire Whether you’re planning ahead for a library book group or selecting for circulating book-club kits, these 10 discussion-worthy titles, reviewed by Booklist from July 2017 through June 2018, will get people talking. Fiction Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley A small museum holds the secrets to a star-crossed romance during the Seven Years’ War…

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Get the Inside Scoop on Book Club Central’s Program at ALA Annual 2018!

Last month, United for Libraries and Book Club Central teamed up to present the Engaging Book Clubs in Your Community panel at ALA Annual 2018 in New Orleans. Donna Seaman, Editor, Adult Books for Booklist, moderated the panel that included Bill Kelly, librarian at Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Public Library, James Mustich, author of 1,000 Books to Read…

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Register for Booklist’s Summer Book Club Bash Webinar!

No time like the summer for planning your fall book clubs—and for starting to think about your own next unputdownable read! Do both when you attend this free, hour-long webinar on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 1:00 pm CT. Here, representatives from Bloomsbury Publishing, Macmillan Publishers, Penguin Random House Adult, Sourcebooks, and W. W. Norton…

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Writers and Readers: Book Club Nation

By Stephanie Powell Watts One of the great honors of my life happened in 2017, when my debut novel, No One Is Coming to Save Us​, was selected as the inaugural pick for ALA’s Book Club Central by the honorary chair, Sarah Jessica Parker. I had learned about the selection weeks before the public announcement. I…

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Booklist Webinar Archive: Enticing Book Club Picks

Check out the archive of Booklist’s Enticing Book Club Picks webinar. Watch a lively presentation of appealing and diverse selections by representatives from William Morrow, Workman Adult, Norton, and Penguin Random House. Watch the Enticing Book Club Picks Webinar.

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Great Group Reads 2017

Booklist was proud to once again partner with the Women’s National Book Association for National Reading Group Month. Every October, the WNBA supplies a list of Great Group Reads. The 20 titles on this year’s list have been chosen for their appeal to reading groups by a selection committee of writers, reviewers, librarians, booksellers, publicists, and committed readers. The…

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Join First Look Book Club to Get Free Daily Excerpts

Wondering what the next great read will be? The next author that everyone will be talking about? Join First Look Book Club and discover them first! Sign up for the free email book club and receive daily excerpts from just published books, bringing you the best in Mystery, Suspense, Romance, Nonfiction, Literary Fiction, and more. It’s…

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Exit West Downloadables

Looking for resources to promote Sarah Jessica Parker’s newest Book Club Central pick, Exit West by Mohsin Hamid? Look no further! Below, you’ll find banner ads and flyers that you can use to spread the word and help your patrons and book groups read with SJP. Read-with-SJP-Flyer-EXIT-WEST.pdf Link here: http://www.bookclubcentral.org/sjp-picks/ Link here: https://sweeps.penguinrandomhouse.com/enter/win-a-copy-of-sjps-newest-pick-exit-west Link here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/549017/exit-west-by-mohsin-hamid/9780735212176/readers-guide/…

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