staff picks

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  Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey (Staff Pick) A compelling work of nonfiction. Dickey focuses the lens of purportedly haunted places all over the US (houses, […]


    Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 24. We hope you have plans to eat well in the company of friends and loved ones, and that you have plenty of both […]


  Anna Dewdney, author and illustrator of many great books for children, including the “Llama Llama” books beloved by readers of all ages, passed away on September 3rd, following a […]

Comics: Read One Today!

In honor of our newest resource, ComicsPlus Library Edition, which offers hundreds of digital comics to check out on your smartphone, tablet or computer, we thought we’d share just a […]

Orphan Train cover and staff blurb

On the fence about reading our One City, One Story pick for 2016, Orphan Train? Let us convince you that it’s worth cracking open! You still have plenty of time […]

Perchance to Dream book cover

Perchance to Dream: Selected Stories by Charles Beaumont I rarely give a book five stars. This one deserves it, both for the quality of the work and for its importance […]

Staff Review: The Plantagenets

The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England by Dan Jones The year is 1120 and the place is England and off the coast of France a ship […]

The Last Days of George Armstrong Custer: The True Story of the Battle of the Little Bighorn by Thom Hatch The Last Days of George Armstrong Custer, by Thom Hatch, […]

Blackfish Documentaries are great to watch because not only can they entertain you, but they can also help you see issues in a new light. Blackfish is one of those […]

The Warrior’s Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold While actually the second book published in Lois McMaster Bujold’s epic Vorkosigan saga, The Warrior’s Apprentice makes an excellent place to start the […]