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Pride Month Staff Picks

Thursday, June 1, 2023.

Pride Staff Picks

Welcome to Pride Month!

This month, we'll be celebrating all kinds of LGBTQ+ stories, from fiction to memoir, kids' literature, and more.  Today, we're kicking things off with a brand new collection of Staff Favorites, full of brilliant queer stories!

Explore the full collection below — and get ready for a great month of reading.

Staff Picks for Pride

Summer Camp Stories

Thursday, May 25, 2023.


With summer just around the corner, we're already looking forward to summer camp, s'mores, and, of course, scary stories around the fire!  And it turns out there are quite a number of new & upcoming spooky summery stories hitting shelves...

 Today, our Children's Department Director Rachel is sharing some of her favorite summer camp stories for middle grade readers!  Full of adventure and friendship and ranging from fun to full-out frightening, these stories are sure to delight.

Summer Camp Reads

2023 International Booker Prize

Wednesday, May 24, 2023.

The 2022 International Booker Prize

Prior to 2016, the Booker Prize was open only to UK authors, but the addition of the Booker International Prize now helps highlight the works of superb authors and translators from around the world.  The Booker International Prize is awarded annually for a single book, translated into English and published in the UK.  The £50,000 prize, awarded in May, is divided equally between the winning author and the English translator.  Explore this year's winner & nominees at Brilliant Books.

See the Winner

Books to Watch For!

Saturday, May 20, 2023.

Coming soon

Ah, the anticipation!  These days, we're looking forward to lots of things: warm sunny weather, Memorial Day's unofficial start to summer, and, (hopefully) a triumphant success of our Shelf Preservation Campaign.  But being book people, we are also looking forward to a great many books.

Here are a few we just can't wait to share!

See Them All

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Friday, May 19, 2023.

AAPI books

May is Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month!

This is a month to celebrate the diverse people, communities, and stories that fall under the AAPI umbrella.  It's also a great time to look at the media we consume and ask ourselves: what AAPI stories have I been reading recently?

And if you're looking to diversify your bookshelf this spring, explore some of our favorite books by Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Asian authors!  We've got literature, memoirs, poetry, science fiction, and more.

See the AAPI Collection

58th Annual Nebula Awards

Tuesday, May 16, 2023.

Nebula AwardThe Nebulas recognize the best works of science fiction and fantasy published in the United States, as selected by members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and are considered among the most prestigious awards for these genres.

This year's winners have been announced!

See Them All

New Kids Activities!

Thursday, May 11, 2023.

New activities

Just in time for spring (and the fast-approaching summer!), we've got some new activities for the kids!

 Perfect for getting the young ones outside and cultivating curiosity, these activities are sure to bring a whole lot of family fun.  We've got kites, DIY motorboats, and so much more.

See The Collection