1. Summer Best Debuts | First Novels →

  2. rhlibrary:

rhlibrary:

Penguin Stacks English is a new resource for your patrons who wish to enhance their fluency by reading full-length books!!
Our publishing colleagues have selected titles especially for nonnative readers, who can browse our site to find just the right books for their interests and skill levels. Browse categories like Classics, Business, New York Times Bestsellers, Hot New Releases, Young Adult, Books in Film, Bilingual … there are stacks full of books for everyone’s interest.
To learn more, visit the site or email Penguin!

Visit Penguin Random House at ALA to learn more!

    rhlibrary:

    rhlibrary:

    Penguin Stacks English is a new resource for your patrons who wish to enhance their fluency by reading full-length books!!

    Our publishing colleagues have selected titles especially for nonnative readers, who can browse our site to find just the right books for their interests and skill levels. Browse categories like Classics, Business, New York Times Bestsellers, Hot New Releases, Young Adult, Books in Film, Bilingual … there are stacks full of books for everyone’s interest.

    To learn more, visit the site or email Penguin!

    Visit Penguin Random House at ALA to learn more!

  3. TED Joins with Simon & Schuster for a 12-Book Series →

    If you can’t get to a TED talk, read the book.

  4. hmhbooks:

It’s here! Tolkien’s translation of BEOWULF, a project nearly a century in the making, is finally in the world today:

The translation of BEOWULF by J.R.R. Tolkien was an early work, very distinctive in its mode, completed in 1926: he returned to it later to make hasty corrections, but seems never to have considered its publication. This edition is twofold, for there exists an illuminating commentary on the text of the poem by the translator himself, in the written form of a series of lectures given at Oxford in the 1930s; and from these lectures a substantial selection has been made, to form also a commentary on the translation in this book. 

Buy it here (or get some fresh air and head to your local bookstore in person!):AMAZONBARNES & NOBLEINDIEBOUNDE-BOOK

    hmhbooks:

    It’s here! Tolkien’s translation of BEOWULF, a project nearly a century in the making, is finally in the world today:

    The translation of BEOWULF by J.R.R. Tolkien was an early work, very distinctive in its mode, completed in 1926: he returned to it later to make hasty corrections, but seems never to have considered its publication. This edition is twofold, for there exists an illuminating commentary on the text of the poem by the translator himself, in the written form of a series of lectures given at Oxford in the 1930s; and from these lectures a substantial selection has been made, to form also a commentary on the translation in this book. 

    Buy it here (or get some fresh air and head to your local bookstore in person!):
    AMAZON
    BARNES & NOBLE
    INDIEBOUND
    E-BOOK

  5. Can You Find Midlist in Subscription Services? Is Anyone Looking? →

    cloudunbound:

  6. BEA Goes Global →

    Tumblarians, there are lots of librarian-friendly programs and events to add to your BEA calendar.

  7. openroadmedia:

Get ready for Nebula Awards Weekend with the best of science fiction! http://bit.ly/1gl5uB3

    openroadmedia:

    Get ready for Nebula Awards Weekend with the best of science fiction! http://bit.ly/1gl5uB3

  8. bookriot:

Did you know only 3% of books published in other countries are translated into English and made available to the English-speaking, American consumer?
A look at a few titles in translation being made available in May.

    bookriot:

    Did you know only 3% of books published in other countries are translated into English and made available to the English-speaking, American consumer?

    A look at a few titles in translation being made available in May.

  9. bookmania:

Check out these five awesome titles by Pelican Books launched this May!
You can read a sampler for each book here:
Economics: The User’s Guide
Human Evolution
Revolutionary Russia, 1891–1991
The Domesticated Brain
Greek and Roman Political Ideas

    bookmania:

    Check out these five awesome titles by Pelican Books launched this May!

    You can read a sampler for each book here:

  10. cloudunbound:

Finally, one of my favorite UK best sellers has hopped the pond, Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience, out this week from Cloud publishing partner Chronicle Books.
One of my favorite LoN is below (if you don’t follow LoN’s Twitter feed, you must rectify immediately):

It’s Iggy Pop’s birthday. His lovely letter to a troubled fan in 1995 remains a favourite: http://t.co/vRyVo8oAXD
— Letters of Note (@LettersOfNote)
April 21, 2014

    cloudunbound:

    Finally, one of my favorite UK best sellers has hopped the pond, Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience, out this week from Cloud publishing partner Chronicle Books.

    One of my favorite LoN is below (if you don’t follow LoN’s Twitter feed, you must rectify immediately):

  11. Big Spender →

    How Wendy Bartlett divvies up $8.5 million a year to develop Cuyahoga County Public Library’s collection.

    This year, Cuyahoga held a collection summit to fine-tune its collection development strategy, attended by not only the executive director, deputy director, technical services director, and Bartlett but also her children’s selector, three branch managers, and three branch librarians. “We all just sat there and said what were our priorities, where do we want the money to go?” explains Bartlett.

    The consensus the summit reached was this: “We want to make sure we’re maximizing our new e-customers because the only increases we’re seeing are in ebook and e-audio; everything else is flat or in a slight decline. This is a powerful new customer; we’re superexcited about it.”

    (Source: addtoany.com)

  12. Brush up your Shakespeare! Start quoting him now.

As we approach  William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, our fascination with his life and work shows no sign of fading. Each year brings new biographies, revised editions of the plays and poems, and books promising to make his creations easier for readers encountering them for the first time. It’s not an exaggeration to say that there are enough books about Shakespeare to fill an entire library.
A public library collection needs to serve a wide range of users, from high school students encountering the plays for the first time to longtime fans (or bardolaters) in search of the latest biography or critical study.

    Brush up your Shakespeare! Start quoting him now.

    As we approach William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, our fascination with his life and work shows no sign of fading. Each year brings new biographies, revised editions of the plays and poems, and books promising to make his creations easier for readers encountering them for the first time. It’s not an exaggeration to say that there are enough books about Shakespeare to fill an entire library.

    A public library collection needs to serve a wide range of users, from high school students encountering the plays for the first time to longtime fans (or bardolaters) in search of the latest biography or critical study.

    (Source: reviews.libraryjournal.com)

  13. Library Care Packages: CDs, Freshly Picked | Music Matters →

    A lot of things justify maintaining and promoting physical music collections. One of my favorites is a service we’ve developed at the Cincinnati public library. The CD of the Month Club builds on the premise of music discovery services such as Pandora and was, in no small part, inspired by LJ 2012 Movers & Shakers Matthew Moyer and Andrew Coulon’s stellar Personalized Playlists program at the Jacksonville Public Library (ow.ly/uk8Ad). New club members fill out a form (either on paper or online at ow.ly/uk8qm) and answer a few questions about the kinds of music they typically enjoy. Each month, they’ll receive a mystery CD, chosen specifically for them by a team of music-loving library staff and shipped to their favorite branch. Before sending the selections we place a slip in the front of the jewel case, sometimes with a personal note. When the discs are ready to be picked up, patrons are notified just as with other holds.

    If your CD collection is gathering dust, here’s a brilliant idea to get them spinning again!

    (Source: addtoany.com)

  14. vintageanchorbooks:

Debut novelists Eimear McBride, Audrey Magee and Hannah Kent join Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Donna Tartt and Jhumpa Lahiri on the shortlist for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.
Announcing the list this evening (7th April) at the Serpentine Sackler gallery in central London, chair of judges Helen Fraser said each of this year’s shortlisted books was “original and extraordinary in its own way” and offered “something different and exciting and illuminating”.
More here: http://www.thebookseller.com/news/tartt-lahiri-adichie-baileys-womens-shortlist.html

By the way, Adichie’s Americanah is on the fiction shortlist for ALA’s Andrew Carnegie Medal.
Good luck to all the nominees.

    vintageanchorbooks:

    Debut novelists Eimear McBride, Audrey Magee and Hannah Kent join Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Donna Tartt and Jhumpa Lahiri on the shortlist for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.

    Announcing the list this evening (7th April) at the Serpentine Sackler gallery in central London, chair of judges Helen Fraser said each of this year’s shortlisted books was “original and extraordinary in its own way” and offered “something different and exciting and illuminating”.

    More here: http://www.thebookseller.com/news/tartt-lahiri-adichie-baileys-womens-shortlist.html

    By the way, Adichie’s Americanah is on the fiction shortlist for ALA’s Andrew Carnegie Medal.

    Good luck to all the nominees.

  15. Stepping into the Stream: Bringing Netflix-style Video to Libraries →

    Streaming video is well established in the consumer market (YouTube has been around since 2005 and Netflix since 2007) but is still gaining momentum in the library market. It’s not yet a huge category—LJ’s Materials Survey included downloadable/streaming movies as a category for the first time in 2013, finding that the responding libraries spent 0.6 percent of their materials budget on downloadable movies, which represented 0.9 percent of their total circulation—but it’s certainly on the rise.

    An excellent overview by LJ Media Editor Stephanie Klose.

    (Source: addtoany.com)