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Read the current issue:
August 2022: Audiobooks, Weeding, and My Library Borrowing Habits
Browse previous issues:
May 2022: Work-Life Balance (yeah right) and a Whole Lotta Book Lists
February 2022: Local Collections, Award Winners, Banned Books, and Prison Libraries. Oh my.
October 2021: A Good Year for Books and the People Who Sling Them
August 2021: Equal Parts Helpful and Horror-ful
May 2021: Good books and other impossible queries
February 2021: Dog in Snow Shoes (and other, more relevant matters)
October 2020: Doggos' Advisory
September 2020: Motivational Shmotivational
June 2020: Antiracism and Readers' Advisory
May 2020:This is the Corner Shelf for May, in case time has lost all meaning for you.
April 2020: Stay Home, Read Books
February 2020: List-o-Rama (and Cat Pics)
January 2020: Tax Forms and Cat Pics
November 2019: First Novels, Book Displays, and Existential Crises
October 2019: Coroner S*HELL*f
September 2019: Now Even More Shelf-ish
June 2019: LLA (Librarians Love Acronyms)
May 2019: Spoilers' Advisory
April 2019: On Reading, Relatability, Puns, and Failures of Alliteration
February 2019: Guess what, it's cold.
January 2019: Hot Takes, Book-Display Magic, and a Podcast
November 2018: You're never too old for a Timothée Chalamet reference
October 2018: Maybe just skip ahead to the dog picture?
September 2018: Triple Lutzes and Planets in Retrograde
June 2018: Let the Productive Times Roll!
May 2018: Everybody Say Love
April 2018: PLA-mazing!
February 2018: Rogue Book-Group Choices
January 2018: Readin' and Weedin'
November 2017: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
October 2017: Everything and the Kitchen Sink
September 2017: Embracing Change
June 2017: Likes: Long Walks on the Beach
May 2017: Long Live the Backlist!
April 2017: Librarians in Love
February 2017: Reading Conversations
January 2017: Book Club Speed Dating
November 2016: Keeping Up with Professional Reading
October 2016: Buzzing 'bout Books
September 2016: In Defense of "Trashy" Romances
June 2016: Comic-Cons, Unconferences, and Annual, Oh My!
May 2016: Five Things to Know in Top Genres
April 2016: Two Youth Erins in One Issue
February 2016: You'll Love Everything in This Issue
January 2016: Refresh and Renew
November 2015: Weeding, Marketing, and More
October 2015: Are You a Book Floozy?
September 2015: Give the People What They Want
June 2015: Weeding Tips Returns!
May 2015: A Versatile and Vivacious Librarian
April 2015: Readers, Writers, Books, and Blogs
February 2015: We Need Diverse Books
January 2015: See You in Chicago
November 2014: From Drag Queens to Screwy Decimal
October 2014: Exclusive Link to "The Art of Booktalking"
September 2014: The Next Big Thing in Readers' Advisory
June 2014: Collection Reflection
May 2014: Readers' Advisory for All
April 2014: A Year of Reading Suggestions