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Books in the News 

After the Beginning of the New Year Books in the News will be released on the 1st and 3rd Thursday a month.

Highlights from the New Book Shelves 

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Christopher Bolton

Interpreting Anime

791.43340952 Bol

Known through movies like Spirited Away, Akira, Howl’s Moving Castle, anime has a long history. Bolton devotes a chapter to one of 7 anime films and shows why anime remains a vital and adaptable art form

Ron Chernow


973.82092 Che

An in-depth (nearly 1100 pages with notes and index) biography of the Union general and 18th president by the author of Hamilton.


Ronald J. Schmidt, Jr.

Reading Politics with Machiavelli


A back to the future approach as Schmidt argues that one way of thinking past and out of the current moment is to look back to Niccolo Machiavelli.  Schmidt suggests Machiavelli was an anachronistic thinker who originated a new approach to democratic theory and practice.

Ted Anton

Plant of Microbes: The Perils and Potential of Earth's Essential Life Forms

579 Ant

The story of Earth’s oldest and least visible life form.  Looks at the ongoing research and discoveries in the field.

Safiya Umoja Noble

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism 

025.04252 Nob

An analysis of bias in how search engines do not offer a level playing field.


Please check back every  1st and 3rd Thursday to see what's new!


Five Books On The Mexican-American War

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Selected Book Reviews


NPR: Books

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Book List

 New York Times Sunday Book Review

New York Review of Books

Kirkus Review of Books

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Book Award Winners

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Adult Book Award Winners

Man Booker Prize

PEN/Faulkner Award

PEN/Hemingway Award

Bancroft Prizes

Ohioana Book Awards

Nobel Prize in Literature

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National Book Awards

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National Book Awards

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Edgar Awards

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National Book Critics Circle Awards

Children's Book Award Winners

Newbery Medal

Caldecott Medal

Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Michael L. Printz Awards

Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

Schneider Family Book Award

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal

Boston Globe – Horn Book Awards



Book Blogs & Websites


Book Riot

Center for the Book


The Literary Hub

Los Angeles Review of Books

The Millions



The Page-Turner

The Paris Review Daily



Essays and reproductions chronicle the turbulent 1930s by looking at 50 paintings.  Includes works by by such artists as Edward Hopper, Grant Wood, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Stuart Davis.

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