For immediate release | September 16, 2014

The Booklist Reader: A new site for librarians and other book lovers

CHICAGO — Learn about the hottest books, latest trends and must-read authors from The Booklist Reader, Booklist Publications’ new single home for the popular Booklist Online blogs, Likely Stories, Book Group Buzz, Bookends, Audiobooker and Shelf Renewal.

Combining these five blogs offers librarians and general readers an enriched reading and browsing experience. Booklist Online editor Keir Graff views this as an exciting opportunity for discovery and exploration. “We’re thrilled to offer our readers an experience that helps them with their professional work while also engaging their personal reading interests. Much of it will be familiar, but we have surprises in store, too.”

Graff also believes The Booklist Reader will attract new readership as book lovers and recreational readers discover the breadth and depth of book-related content the site offers in one place, ranging from adult books to children’s literature, from print and e-books to audiobooks and videos, from editors’ rants to author Q&As.

The full archive of the five individual blogs’ content is available at The Booklist Reader, and posts will be grouped and categorized by blog name so dedicated blog readers can continue to follow their favorite authors and weekly themed posts.

The Booklist Reader is free to all, and often links to public content on Booklist Online, a paid database of over 160,000+ reviews and feature articles. To learn more about Booklist Publications, to start a subscription, or to access other free offerings visit Booklist Online. For more information about pitching, submitting to, or advertising in The Booklist Reader visit the Contact Us page.

Booklist is the book review magazine of the American Library Association, considered an essential collection development and readers’ advisory tool by thousands of librarians for more than 100 years. Booklist Online includes a growing archive of 160,000+ reviews available to all Booklist subscribers as well as a wealth of free content offering the latest news and views on books and media.

Related Links

Booklist Online—the website of Booklist Publications.

Booklist e-Newsletters—relevant books news and resources direct to your inbox.

Booklist webinars—free professional development.


Katharine Fronk

Marketing Manager