November 15, 2017

The Mary Roach approach

Do you Gulp when Mary Roach fans ask for recommendations? When her latest book is all checked out and a patron has read her other titles, are you on the brink of Packing for Mars?

October 17, 2017

Horror at the service desk

Raise your hand if you think that supernatural baddies, psychotic serial killers, and/or shambling hordes of the undead make great fictional reading companions. Even if your hand is down, you can still help readers who relish the vicarious thrill of being scared find great horror in your library.

September 26, 2017

Book club “speed dating”

Singles will tell you: dating is the worst. Playing “matchmaker” between individual readers and their next great book is the exception.

September 13, 2017

NextReads newsletters: Theme and variation

We do themed sections in NextReads newsletters to help circulate your library’s backlist by drawing attention to the books you already have on your shelves. Like physical displays, newsletter themes help readers discover new treasures -- or remind them of books they'd forgotten they wanted to read.

August 23, 2017

Beyond genre: Summer shorts

In the midst of all your summer reading program hub-bub, your adult readers' habits are shifting too. I've pulled together a couple ways to offer different crowds some refreshing reads -- without you having to break a sweat. 

July 27, 2017

Excited about Book Club Central? We are too!

ALA recently launched Book Club Central with Stephanie Powell Watts’ debut novel No One is Coming to Save Us. Snag a few tips for promoting Book Club Central in your library.

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