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Read the June Booklist Reader at ALA Annual in Chicago

Cover of current Booklist ReaderStart reading and sharing the June Booklist Reader digitally today. Be sure to check out the pages from our partners LibraryReads and PBS Books, and if you’re at ALA Annual in Chicago later this month, swing by our booth (#3729) for a print copy.

Don’t forget: physical copies of Booklist Reader are now available for library-building visitors. You can now order 25 copies per month (or more) here or by calling 1-888-350-0949.


Booklist Review of the Day

Every Rising Sun
by Jamila Ahmed

​This beautifully rendered reimagining of The Arabian Nights finds 19-year-old Shaherazade infatuated with Shahryar, Seljuk Malik of Kerman.

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promo image for ALA annual booth 3729Visit Booklist (Booth #3729) at ALA Annual 2023

Sweet home Chicago! We are thrilled to host you all in our hometown for what promises to be one of the biggest ALA Annual Conferences ever! Stop by the Booklist Booth (#3729) for free copies BooklistBooklist Reader, and our Guide to Graphic Novels in Libraries!

image taken from book cover of Inside Threat10 Questions with Matthew Quirk
By John Charles

Matthew Quirk is the New York Times best-selling author of Red Warning, Hour of the Assassin, The Night Agent, The 500, Dead Man Switch, Cold Barrel Zero, and The Directive.

Shelf Care Interview logoThe Shelf Care Interview: Sarah Sax

In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Sarah Hunter talks to Sarah Sax, the author and artist of Picture Day

image from Color of Always, which was on the cover of the June 2023 Booklist ReaderLibraries Serving Communities: How Libraries Are Sharing Booklist Reader with Patrons (Part 3)

Welcome to Libraries Serving Communities, a blog series where we highlight libraries that are sharing Booklist ReaderBooklist’s book-discovery magazine—with their patrons in person or digitally! We just opened a new 25-copies-per-month option for the print edition of Booklist Reader, perfect for small libraries or those interested in a trial run.

phone art from Seven Exes book cover10 Questions for Lucy Vine
By John Charles

Lucy Vine is a writer, editor, and the best-selling author of Hot Mess, What Fresh Hell, Are We Nearly There Yet? and Bad Choices. Her books have been translated into sixteen languages around the world, with Hot Mess optioned for a TV series.

Booklist Backlist: In Case of Emergency
by Kit Ballenger

​Life throws curveballs to even our youngest readers, and it’s important that kids with adverse childhood experiences still see themselves in stories. Think of this as your “In Case of Emergency” reading list—I hope you never need these books, but you’ll be grateful to have them, if you do.

Top 10 Reference: 2023
by Susan Maguire

​These top 10 reference books were reviewed in Booklist between May 15, 2022, and May 1, 2023, and represent useful resources for libraries of all sizes.

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