LibriVoxSelf Publishing, Book Publishing, Print-on-Demand Full-Service Self-Publishing at Outskirts PressThe Digital Comic MuseumHub Bloggers Love: Young Adult Fiction Without Romance – The HubWhile many people might wish to continue celebrating Valentine’s Day with romantic reads, there are plenty of readers who prefer their fiction fairly romance-free. If librarian listservs and Twitter conversations are anything to go by, “books with little to no romance” are a common but surprisingly challenging readers’ advisory request in libraries across the country and all year round. Again, the Hub bloggers are here to help! This week we gathered together showcase some of our favorite young adult fiction where romance is either absent or plays a minor role in the story. Through the combined efforts of the Hub blogging team, we’ve collected a varied list of primarily recent titles that should provide books with appeal for a wide range of readers. Science Fiction/Fantasy The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim by E. Owen is training to be a dragon slayer, a crucial job in a world where dragons bring death and destruction. Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
Comic Life 3 on the App StoreSurplus Books Program - AcquisitionsThe Library of Congress has available at all times, for donation to eligible organizations and institutions, surplus books which are not needed for the Library's own uses. Eligible organizations and institutions must be located in the United States and fall into one of the following categories: Full-time, tax-supported or nonprofit educational institution: school, school system, college, university, museum, or public library. The guiding principle behind the program is to build library collections - not to raise funds for institutions or organizations. Participating organizations must select materials in-person at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Eligible organizations and institutions may apply to participate in the Surplus Books Program by submitting a completed and signed Application to Participate form and a brief letter on the organization’s or institution’s letterhead stationery requesting approval for participation.