Your online book world – reviews, talk and recommendations

One of the best things about reading books is hearing what others are saying and learning about new books on the horizon.

To get started, you can access a wealth of information on our website and online with your library card. Take a look:

  • Library Reads – a monthly list highlighting library staff picks from across the country
  • Novelist Plus – recommended reads in fiction and nonfiction
  • NextReads – Sign up to receive free monthly or bimonthly NextReads emails loaded with great book suggestions.
  • Staff Picks – book recommendations by our library staff

For reviews in the The New York Times sign in here with your library card to access a wealth of book-related sections:

  • Best Sellers
  • Book Reviews
  • Book Review Podcasts
  • By the Book – Writers on literature and the literary life
  • Children’s Books
  • Crime – Roundups of crime novels by Marilyn Stasio in The New York Times Book Review
  • Globetrotting – Sneak preview of books coming out in 2020 from around the world
  • Now Read This – A book club from PBS NewsHour and The New York Times

Read book reviews on The Philadelphia Inquirer online or access the daily Philadelphia Inquirer here.

And on Flipster – access The New Yorker and the New York Review of Books

For more ideas and to reserve your next read, hop over to our digital collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks here.

Happy reading everyone!


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