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We so enjoyed hosting Andrew Kaberline from our HarperAudio team to talk all about audio egalleys and exciting new audio...
01/19/2021
What's New in Audio? (Featuring Andrew Kaberline, Senior Audio Marketing Associate)

We so enjoyed hosting Andrew Kaberline from our HarperAudio team to talk all about audio egalleys and exciting new audiobooks. Listen to our podcast below to find out what's new in audio!

https://soundcloud.com/librarylovefest/whats-new-in-audio-featuring-andrew-kaberline-senior-audio-marketing-associate

On this episode, Andrew Kaberline, Senior Audio Marketing Associate, joins the library team to discuss exciting audio books that will be perfect to listen to on your holiday break as well as a few hig

Congratulations to Nancy Johnson for her debut novel THE KINDEST LIE making the February LibraryReads List and to Alisha...
01/18/2021
The February LibraryReads List is Here!

Congratulations to Nancy Johnson for her debut novel THE KINDEST LIE making the February LibraryReads List and to Alisha Rai for her latest novel FIRST COMES LIKE placing her in the LibraryReads Hall of Fame! https://www.librarylovefest.com/2021/01/the-february-libraryreads-list-is-here.html

You voted, they counted, and the winners have finally been announced! This month, we are thrilled to share that The Kindest Lie by Nancy Johnson has been selected for the February LibraryReads List! Additionally, Alisha Rai has officially joined the...

Signing off! Thank you, everyone, for coming along with me on a tour of my writing spaces! THE HEIRESS is in bookstores ...
01/15/2021

Signing off! Thank you, everyone, for coming along with me on a tour of my writing spaces! THE HEIRESS is in bookstores now. For more book news and other tidbits, follow me at @mollyjgreeley. Thanks so much for having me!

I’ve loved libraries for as long as I can remember, but I don’t know that I truly realized how much I used them until ou...
01/15/2021

I’ve loved libraries for as long as I can remember, but I don’t know that I truly realized how much I used them until ours was shuttered for the pandemic. Our local library, @notjustbooks, has long been our family’s go-to fun space. Where else could we go (for FREE!) and run around in a charming children’s garden, play computer games, enjoy some make-believe time in a toy boat, toy kitchen, AND toy lighthouse, and have all the books we could want at our fingertips? We’ve missed the space hugely over the last few months, along with the friendly and helpful librarians who make it such a great place to be. Like many libraries, ours is currently open for curbside service, and I couldn’t be more grateful - it’s made homeschooling (and just pandemic life in general) so much better! Thank you so much to all the hardworking librarians - you are SO appreciated ❤️

I have a tendency to gravitate toward bookish artwork, and luckily my husband doesn’t seem to mind. This is a print we b...
01/15/2021

I have a tendency to gravitate toward bookish artwork, and luckily my husband doesn’t seem to mind. This is a print we bought at the @annarborartfair from @printerandpress, and it just makes me feel calm and happy whenever I look at it. Who doesn’t want to sit on a bluff, reading for hours, cushioned by a friendly bear?

Pre-pandemic, I wrote almost exclusively at local cafes and at the library, and I cannot properly express how much I mis...
01/15/2021

Pre-pandemic, I wrote almost exclusively at local cafes and at the library, and I cannot properly express how much I miss this. The cost of buying enough coffee etc to justify taking up a table was a huge extravagance, but I wrote much more quickly surrounded by the white noise of other people (and without my kids asking me for something every time I took a second to grab a cup of coffee, even when their dad was standing right there 😏). And I so miss the community feel of other regulars hunched over their laptops.

I honestly even miss writing in my car before picking my kids up from school. It was cramped and uncomfortable, yes, but a good chunk of THE HEIRESS was written there!

An enormous shoutout to cafes that have OUTLETS 🙌. And to libraries, of course, those under-appreciated community hubs. The last couple of pictures are from my local library, with its lovely distracting view over the lake.

Since the pandemic closed cafes and libraries for nice long writing sessions, and since I have three active, loud kids a...
01/15/2021

Since the pandemic closed cafes and libraries for nice long writing sessions, and since I have three active, loud kids at home, my parents offered me their little upstairs office space to work in on weekends. I’m so grateful to have a quiet place to go!

01/15/2021

So here’s how my workspace REALLY looks on a daily basis. The previous picture was pretty, but totally unrealistic 🙃

My favorite place to write in our house is at our dining table. That’s where I can be found in the early afternoons, whi...
01/15/2021

My favorite place to write in our house is at our dining table. That’s where I can be found in the early afternoons, while my 2 year-old naps and my older two kids play outside (we’re homeschooling this year, which adds a fun (read: 🤪) challenge to finding time to get words out).

In the summers, I absolutely love to write on our front porch. And if you swipe to the 3rd picture, you can see the signs I have up on our guest room door, which is where I retreat on Fridays during my toddler’s nap. We’re bubbled with another family whose kids are best friends with our kids, and they come over to hang out Fridays while their mom works. She made the “Writing, be with you soon” sign for me to keep the kids out. My 8 year-old made the other sign 😂

Hi all! I’m @mollyjgreeley and my second novel, THE HEIRESS, came out last week from @williammorrowbooks. It’s a queer c...
01/15/2021

Hi all! I’m @mollyjgreeley and my second novel, THE HEIRESS, came out last week from @williammorrowbooks. It’s a queer continuation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice from the perspective of Anne de Bourgh, a peripheral character in the original. I’m looking forward to sharing my writing space(s) with you all today!

Happening TODAY! Join us at 2 PM ET for a list of books to get us through!Booklist
01/14/2021

Happening TODAY! Join us at 2 PM ET for a list of books to get us through!

Booklist

Join us tomorrow (1/14) at 2 PM ET for our Booklist webinar. We'll tell you all about books that will be sure to soothe your body and soul, liven up your kitchen, recharge your batteries, and increase productivity wherever you are!

RSVP here:
https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/1916082449207/WN_GJSMyfb7SsGGZzZkTeT_xQ

💐  Our next Instagram author takeover is this Friday, January 15th. Tune in all day to see posts from Molly Greeley, aut...
01/13/2021

💐 Our next Instagram author takeover is this Friday, January 15th. Tune in all day to see posts from Molly Greeley, author of THE HEIRESS.

More about THE HEIRESS (available now):
In this gorgeously written and spellbinding historical novel based on PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, the author of THE CLERGYMAN'S WIFE combines the knowing eye of Jane Austen with the eroticism and Gothic intrigue of Sarah Waters to reimagine the life of the mysterious Anne de Bourgh.

William Morrow Book Club Girl

Follow along on our harperlibrary feed:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ_ULxIA_T9/

We are so excited to host authors Willy Vlautin and Andrew J. Graff on DOOR TO DOOR this Tuesday, 1/12, at 2pm ET. Click...
01/09/2021
Watch Willy Vlautin and Andrew J. Graff on Door to Door!

We are so excited to host authors Willy Vlautin and Andrew J. Graff on DOOR TO DOOR this Tuesday, 1/12, at 2pm ET. Click below to find out why we so love their upcoming novels THE NIGHT ALWAYS COMES and RAFT OF STARS.

Hello librarians! We simply cannot wait for our upcoming episode of Door to Door with Willy Vlautin, author of The Night Always Comes and Andrew J. Graff, author of Raft of Stars, on Tuesday, January 12th at 2:00pm ET. If...

Librarian Daryl Maxwell from the Los Angeles Public Library names HENCH by Natalie Zina Walschots and EIGHT PERFECT MURD...
01/08/2021
My Favorite Books of 2020

Librarian Daryl Maxwell from the Los Angeles Public Library names HENCH by Natalie Zina Walschots and EIGHT PERFECT MURDERS by Peter Swanson among favorite books of 2020!

https://www.lapl.org/collections-resources/blogs/lapl/my-favorite-books-2020

Season’s Readings everyone! Well, 2020 has been quite a year, and not simply in terms of fiction and non-fiction titles. With the continuing pandemic, the natural disasters, and the civil and political unrest, the need for diversion and windows into differing perspectives has never been more impor...

Amistad
01/07/2021

Amistad

🎉 In honor of #ZoraNealeHurston’s birthday & the paperback publication of Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick, Amistad is proud to offer this unprecedented *FREE audio book giveaway* of THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD today 12/7 only! 🤯

Head to celebratingzora.com to learn more.

Our staff suggestions for the March LibraryReads List are here! Download and read these unforgettable upcoming titles. V...
01/07/2021
LLF Staff Suggestions for the March LibraryReads List

Our staff suggestions for the March LibraryReads List are here! Download and read these unforgettable upcoming titles. Votes are due February 1st!

Hello librarians and happy New Year! Well, 2021 couldn't get here soon enough. 2020 was an unimaginably tough year for so many of us, grappling with stress, loss, and uncertainty. Throughout it all, we were incredibly grateful that we were...

Join us today (1/6) at 1 PM ET for a virtual visit to the Cecil County Public Library!
01/06/2021

Join us today (1/6) at 1 PM ET for a virtual visit to the Cecil County Public Library!

Do you look forward to hearing about new books? If you'd like to add some books to your To Be Read list, join us tomorrow, Wednesday, January 6 at 1pm to hear about new titles from HarperCollins Publishers!
You'll get the scoop on some exciting recent and forthcoming releases like the new Kate Quinn book publishing in March. This program will be recorded.
Click here to register: https://www.cecilcountylibrary.org/events/harpercollins-book-buzz

If you are an avid reader and are always looking for suggestions, join the conversation in the Readers Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CecilLibraryReads

Happy New Year's Eve, all! Be sure to submit your votes for the February LibraryReads List. Votes are due 1/1/2021! Chec...
12/31/2020
LLF Staff Suggestions for the February LibraryReads List

Happy New Year's Eve, all!

Be sure to submit your votes for the February LibraryReads List. Votes are due 1/1/2021! Check out what we're loving below.

Hello librarians! We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! It's hard to believe winter is almost here, but alas, Jack Frost waits for no one. But not to worry! We're here to help prepare for his arrival with a...

The LLF team sends their happy holiday wishes to you and yours this holiday season and wishes you a safe and healthy 202...
12/22/2020

The LLF team sends their happy holiday wishes to you and yours this holiday season and wishes you a safe and healthy 2021! Have a lovely break and we will see you for our next Door to Door episode on January 5th. You might be able to 👀 our next few Door to Door guests on the LLF Facebook events section.

See you in the new year! (enjoy our festive sweaters from a few years ago!)

🎧  Last Podcast Episode of 2020!What's new in audio? (Featuring Andrew Kaberline, Senior Audio Marketing Associate)Harpe...
12/22/2020
What's New in Audio? (Featuring Andrew Kaberline, Senior Audio Marketing Associate)

🎧 Last Podcast Episode of 2020!

What's new in audio? (Featuring Andrew Kaberline, Senior Audio Marketing Associate)

HarperAudio Ecco Books Charlie Mackesy Margaret Atwood HarperOneBooks

https://soundcloud.com/librarylovefest/whats-new-in-audio-featuring-andrew-kaberline-senior-audio-marketing-associate

On this episode, Andrew Kaberline, Senior Audio Marketing Associate, joins the library team to discuss exciting audio books that will be perfect to listen to on your holiday break as well as a few hig

🎉  THE DUTCH HOUSE by Ann Patchett was a top checkout of 2020 at NYPL!https://www.nypl.org/125/top-checkouts-2020Parnass...
12/21/2020
NYPL's Top Checkouts of 2020

🎉 THE DUTCH HOUSE by Ann Patchett was a top checkout of 2020 at NYPL!

https://www.nypl.org/125/top-checkouts-2020
Parnassus Books Harper Books NYPL The New York Public Library

In years gone by, you may have been able to catch New Yorkers in parks, on subways, or indeed in The New York Public Library itself with their noses in these books. This year, for obvious reasons, many of us have been reading at home and, more than ever, on electronic devices. Missed seeing what you...

12/18/2020

Go to our harperlibrary Instagram account to check out posts from Kate Baer, author of WHAT KIND OF WOMAN, a book of poetry that was an instant #1 New York Times Bestseller.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CI8UtE9AF15/
Kate Baer Harper Perennial

12/18/2020
Library Love Fest

Two STARRED reviews for Russell Banks's FOREGONE!

BOOKLIST⭐️: “Banks...is at his most magnetic and provocative.”

KIRKUS ⭐️: “A challenging, risk-taking work marked by a wry and compassionate intelligence.”

Watch the replay of Russell Banks on DOOR TO DOOR below!

LLF is thrilled to welcome bestselling author Russell Banks to discuss his upcoming novel FOREGONE (on sale March 2nd)! Nancy Pearl, America's Librarian and author of THE WRITER'S LIBRARY, will also be joining us on this episode to chat with Russell!

About FOREGONE: A searing novel about memory, abandonment, and betrayal from the acclaimed and bestselling Russell Banks.
Pre-order a copy of FOREGONE (on-sale 3/2/21):
https://www.harpercollins.com/products/foregone-russell-banks?variant=32126625579042/?utm_source=library&utm_medium=fblive&utm_campaign=banks

Hello, librarians! There are TWO more weeks to vote for the February LibraryReads List! Click below to learn about Nancy...
12/18/2020
Let's Make Nancy Johnson's THE KINDEST LIE a LibraryReads Pick!

Hello, librarians! There are TWO more weeks to vote for the February LibraryReads List! Click below to learn about Nancy Johnson's stunning debut novel THE KINDEST LIE, on sale February 2nd.

https://www.librarylovefest.com/2020/12/lets-make-nancy-johnsons-the-kindest-lie-a-libraryreads-pick.html

Download the egalley on Edelweiss+ Download the egalley on NetGalley LibraryReads Votes Due: January 1, 2021 Hello friends! Happy holidays! Nancy Johnson’s stunning debut novel, The Kindest Lie, is a powerful story set in 2008 as Obama takes office and...

Tune in to our harperlibrary Instagram feed all day tomorrow, December 18th, to see posts from Kate Baer, author of the ...
12/17/2020

Tune in to our harperlibrary Instagram feed all day tomorrow, December 18th, to see posts from Kate Baer, author of the instant #1 New York Times Bestseller WHAT KIND OF WOMAN.

https://www.instagram.com/harperlibrary/

Harper Perennial

12/16/2020

Tune in to our harperlibrary Instagram feed all day this Friday, December 18th, to see posts from Kate Baer, author of the instant #1 New York Times Bestseller WHAT KIND OF WOMAN.

Kate Baer Harper Perennial HarperCollins

12/15/2020
Door to Door with Jacqueline Winspear and SJ Bennett

Calling all fans of the beloved Maisie Dobbs mystery series, WWII, Queen Elizabeth II, and The Crown!

The HarperCollins Library Marketing Team was live with Jacqueline Winspear, author of THE CONSEQUENCES OF FEAR and SJ Bennett, author of THE WINDSOR KNOT.

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Today (7/7) is the day!! Check out this amazing book trailer for Gail Tsukiyama's THE COLOR OF AIR and join us on Facebook Live at 2 PM EDT to hear a conversation between Gail and her editor at HarperVia Books!
The Library Love Fest Team was so looking forward to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with all of you. We are sorting things out and will be in touch very soon. In the meantime, if you’re in the mood for baking, this quick and easy recipe for the most DELICIOUS Irish Soda Bread might just be the thing you need tonight. (Or tomorrow, or the next day.) Take good care, friends. We’ll be in touch. Slainte Mhaith (‘Good health’ in Gaelic) Xox Virginia, Chris, and Lainey
For those who might have an interest, authors Camille DeMaio, Patricia V. Davis, Deborah Rodriguez. Rebecca Rosenberg, Colleen Oakley Tull, Barbara Claypole White, and several others are having a discussion about what libraries mean to us, over at Breathless Bubbles and Books page. There's also a book giveaway going on. You are welcome to join us, if you'd like. https://www.facebook.com/groups/booksbubbles/
Here’s the room at #ilaac19 watching your live stream! Thanks from Illinois.
Always a great way to revisit wonderful authors OR be introduced to new ones!
In new novel, "Mollie's Follies," young, beautiful Mary Lynn Sharp, aka Mollie, is on the run, after a bitter childhood and having been cast into life without guidance. Forced to quit school, she has little money, and no support system; but, Mollie is traveling the USA Mainland alone. East Coast to West Coast and back again, this tall, thin teen is searching for compassion, love, and a place to call home. https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/bookshelf https://www.amazon.com/author/bonnie.mill-lemke
I love it when something I’ve researched turns up in unexpected places. Well that just happened on one of my favorite TV shows: Poldark. On Sunday’s night’s episode Ross Poldark is in the House of Commons and mentions that William Wilberforce was speaking against slavery. My ears perked up because in my new book BURIED LIVES: THE ENSLAVED PEOPLE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON’S MOUNT VERNON, I have a drawing of the slave ship Brookes. How does this connect to Poldark? In reality, when Wilberforce was arguing in Parliament for the abolition of slavery, he used a wooden model of the Brookes to show the cruelty of slavery. Ultimately slavery was abolished in Britain-and the slave ship Brookes played a part in it. Here is the link to see the actual model William Wilberforce used:
Binding sounds interesting and up my alley.
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Thanks for this guest post! #WhatShouldbeWild