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Readers' Advisory Resources

Page history last edited by Bobby Erskine 11 years, 6 months ago


Readers Advisory Link Farm is a meta meta source..seems especially good for genre. 

Librarians Internet Index is a mega-aggregator of other Readers Advisory sites. Enter Readers Advisory into the search box. 

Bookmarks for Reader's Advisory on the Web many links no good

Digital Librarian

Librarian in Black


Author Resources 

Native American Author Resource 

Authors on the web is part of a suite of sites offered by the


Award Sites

Library Journal's Best Books of 2007

National Book Awards - The 2008 list is up!

National Outdoor Book Awards - Honoring the Best in Outdoor Writing and Publishing

The Pulitzer Prize



Welcome to the Blogging Libraries Wiki still needs work, however, the link to public libraries offers quite a list of public library blogs. 

Bookslut  is a pretty esoteric source of discussion about books. 

Check out ricklibrarians Booklist search. He also has this Reader's Advisory notebook you might want to watch grow. 


Barbara Vey's blog Beyond the Book from Publishers Weekly offers lots of great looks at genre fiction. 

Book Lust blogs about books 

Tip-Top blog from Libraries Unlimited - Readers' Advisory Online 

Fiction_L Booklists

Baby Got Books - "Writing inconsistently and with wild abandon about books since 2005, Baby Got Books is a loose confederation of book nerds literary bloggers."

EarlyWord - "EarlyWord's goal is to help Collection Development and Readers Advisory librarians stay ahead of public demand and identify hidden gems"

The Elegant Variation - A literary weblog

Critical Mass - The blog of the National Book Critics Board of Directors

Largehearted Boy - A music blog featuring daily free and legal music downloads as well as news from the worlds of music, literature, and pop culture. Has the largest compliation of "Best of" year end lists.

Paper Cuts - New York Times blog about books




American Booksellers Association Bookselling This Week offers a monthly preview of notable new books. 

Powell's Books in Portland is a union shop and a good alternative to Amazon.com.

Amazon.com. This online book store has the "customers who bought this item also bought feature which can help readers looking for additional titles. 

Barnes & Noble has a browse by genre which can provide reading ideas.

Barnes & Noble Review - “The Barnes & Noble Review is an online publication that aims to bring serious readers smart and useful appraisals of current books, music, and films (on DVD), as well as reconsiderations of important past works.” 

Books-a-Million According to Wikipedia this is the third largest bookseller in the U.S. behind Barnes and Noble and Borders. Founded in Florence, Alabama there are now about 200 stores in the South and Midwest. Stock is BAMM and traded on NASDAQ. Home page can lead to book club books and reviews. 

IndieBound is about supporting independent bookstores and other businesses, and celebrating what makes them unique. It's about reaching out, it's about raising awareness, and it's about taking pride in your community. It's about what makes our hometowns more interesting.

Poisoned Pen Book Store in Phoenix, Arizona. 

The Tattered Cover online lists local authors, book club titles and links to BookSense picks.



Media Sites

National Public Radio Books Page

The Onion's AV Club

New York Times Books



Must Reads for Readers' Advisors



BookWire from Bowker is "the internet resource dedicated to new titles, new authors, and the general scoop on the book industry...." It's "themed booklist" is 2 years old, however, and other features seem weak. 


Doubleday Reader's Companion  is a source for readers' guides for books published by Doubleday.

HarperCollins Readers lets you browse by subject. Sign up for newsletters here.

Hatchette Book Group provides lists of books by categories. - The Hatchette Book Group includes Warner Books, Little, Brown and Co., and Faithwork books.

Henry Holt - Reading guides, author info, contests, and information on upcoming books.

Libraries Unlimited Readers' Advisor News e-newsletter.

Macmillan Reading Group Guides. Once known as Holtzbrinck Publishers. Information about authors, book reviews and marketing information. Holtzbrinck publishes: St. Martin's, Henry Holt, Picdor, Tor, Thomas Dunne, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Audio Renaissance, St. Martin's Minotaur.

Penguin Group Reading guides for Penguin books. Interviews with authors and contests.

Random House Library Services From this page there are links to book discussion guides, author marketing and event information, tips for booking an author, and other topics of interest.

eHarlequin.com Free email newsletter, author info, chapter reads, contests, and more.


Subscription Resources

Novelist  by EBSCO

Readers' Advisor by Libraries Unlimited/Greenwood.

Fiction Connectionby Bowker.

Storyfinder by Thompson/Gale



iread is the Iowa Librarians' Readers' Advisory wiki. It contains Adult Reading, Teen Reading, Children's Reading, Readers' Journeys, General Readers' Advisory links, Iread members' favorites, and Iread member's 'future reads' lists. 

LISWiki may eventually have a Reader's Advisory section. 

Readers Advisory and Recommending Books is from Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki created by Meredith Farkas to be a collaborative space for librarians to share success stories and inspire each other to do great things in our own libraries. 

RA Resources from the Library Instruction wiki is another shell of a wiki which is being developed as an instructional tool. From the home page: Welcome to the Oregon Library Instruction Wiki, a collaboratively developed resource for librarians involved with or interested in instruction. All librarians and others interested in library instruction are welcome and encouraged to contribute. 

Steven M Cohen looks like a one-time presentation 

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