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overbooked.com: a resource for readers The PLA Blog | Official Blog of the Public Library Association As the day wound down, attendance at the Readers’ Advisory Tool Kit III was a bit down, though still very decent. Those who lasted the full day of PLA got to hear three well-known librarians suggest more ways to get books into the hands of readers. With her section “Promoting the Backlist,” Georgine Olson of Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Library and Regional Center in Fairbanks, Alaska (is the library stationary in landscape to fit the letterhead?), spoke to something that concerns me. How do you get all the great old books off the shelves and to readers? Many just sit as readers do not make it past the displays and into the stacks. Part of the answer is that we actually do have to move them – put them on the displays that are catching the readers’ eyes. Booklists are another way to draw attention to older books. Olson also told her rules for making Read-a-Like lists. Saricks regrets that she has not kept notes on every book she has ever read.

ANZ LitLovers LitBlog | For lovers of Australian and New Zealand literary fiction; Ambassador for Australian literature A Zen Librarian: Bluestem and Monarch Shelf Talkers Over the summer, I saw an image, I think it was Jon Schu's library blog, that had what I call "shelf talkers." Basically they are little cards that are taped to the bookcase where the books are housed. The cards have a picture of the book, a synopsis of the story and a note about the contest the book is a part of. I created Bluestem and Monarch shelf talkers. Here is an image of the shelf talker that got me started. Here is an example of one of my shelf talkers. Here is a link to the shelf talkers.

a Fantasy Reader: Round of covers With many covers appearing around the web, it's time for another round of covers! First up is the UK cover art for Brandon Sanderson upcoming novel, Steelheart. The art style is the same as the previous UK release for the author. Back in 2009 and 2010, Tor released new cover art for all the Wheel of Time books, electronic editions. Next up is a new Epic Fantasy novel by English author Anthony Ryan, Blood Song. The book will be out in July and here's the blurb: Vaelin Al Sorna’s life changes forever the day his father abandons him at the gates of the Sixth Order, a secretive military arm of the Faith. Now his new skills will be put to the test. For Francis Knight third book in the Rojan Dizon series, Last to Rise, instead of showing an interior view of the vertical city, it's now shown from the outside. The cover art for Adrian Tchaikovsky penultimate Shadows of the Apt book, War Master's Gate was also unveiled:

| Staff Picks and other Library Articles! The SF Site: The Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy A list of top 50 Books blogs by Blog Rank Are you a bookworm who just can’t end the day without reading a page? Do you love reading fictional novels or philosophical, intellectual, non-fiction stuff? If you are any of these, then you might have been scouring around the Internet for the top book blogs. Using the search engines to find what you are looking for will help but may take you some time. Good thing, Blog Rank already did the job for you and ranked the top book blogs on the Internet and compiled them in different lists based on the ranking methods used. Blog Rank lists top blogs in different ways – the Ultimate Rank, RSS membership, unique monthly visitors, pages per visit, Yahoo and Google ranking, and more. If you are looking for the blog of your favorite worldwide renowned author, you will find it in one of the top book blogs listed in Blog Rank. Blog Rank’s list of Top Book Blogs is a comprehensive list of all book information you would need.

The List List #112 Our weekly round-up of the best bookish lists floating around the internet. This installment of The List List is sponsored by Random House Audio. Visit TryAudiobooks.com to get recommendations and download a free audiobook. at Flavorwire, 5 of the Best Literary Frenemy Pairings at Design Taxi, The 15 Punctuation Marks (In Order of How Much They Do) at VIDA, Twenty “Gypsy” Women You Should Be Reading at Audubon, Great Books for Birders and Nature Lovers at The Boston Globe, 7 Books About Books at The Huffington Post, 7 Novels Starring Small American Towns at Word & Film, The 7 Big GAME OF THRONES Season 4 Deviations at SF Signal, 5 Short Masterpieces by the Women of Horror’s Golden Age at the LA Times, The Literary Films of Summer 2014 at Electric Literature, 10 Books That Prominently Feature Dogs at TIME, Great Books for Your Staycation at BuzzFeed Books, Library Cards From Around the US

Librarian in Black – Sarah Houghton Books - ArtsBeat Blog - The New York Times Photo A rambling 1950 letter from Neal Cassady to Jack Kerouac that helped inspire “On the Road” will be auctioned next month by Christie’s in New York, apparently bringing to an end an 18-month legal battle over its ownership. The 16,000-word typed letter, which carries an estimate of $400,000 to $600,000, had been considered lost before it surfaced in the discarded files of Golden Goose Press, a now-defunct small San Francisco publisher, and listed for sale by a Southern California auction house in 2014. That auction was suspended after the Kerouac estate and Cassady’s children said they were the owners. Jami Cassady, a spokeswoman for the family, told The San Francisco Chronicle this week that the three parties had reached “an amicable settlement.” She also said the family, which owns the copyright on the letter, intended to publish it at some point.

Bookreporter.com | The Best Books on Writing, NYC, Animals, and More: A Collaboration with the New York Public Library | Brain Pickings By Maria Popova As an enormous lover and patron of public libraries, I was beyond delighted when the fine folks at the New York Public Library asked me to curate a selection of books for their bookstore and gave me free range to do whatever I wished. My original thought was to do a single reading list around a specific theme, much like I had been doing for the TED bookstore. Kelli, with her own brand of idealistic maximalism, decided to turn the reading lists into a magnificent papercraft wonderland featuring oversized three-dimensional sculptures of each of the books amidst an intricate paper cityscape of the Manhattan skyline. Yes, it is just as incredibly time-consuming as it sounds — Kelli and her team spent countless hours cutting and hand-gluing each of the letters onto the books, engineering the physics of the suspension, and masterminding the minutest detail of this enormous labor of love. And the end result, up close and personal: What’s a Dog For? Why We Have Day and Night.

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