How do you find new books to read? As a librarian, I have a ton of resources at my disposal, including trade publications with what’s being published right now. I love getting book recommendations from BUST magazine as well (a magazine I’ve been reading since the late 90s, geez). On the Sacramento Public Library website we have databases like Great Reads and Novelist. Powell’s City of Books in Portland has a wonderful website and FaceBook page with recommendations. We have a lot of patrons coming in and asking for the book they saw on the news/heard on NPR/Oprah suggested. I discovered we have some “ghost” members of the alt+library book club, people who read the books even though they can’t attend the meet-ups. Browsing the shelves of the library is another terrific and frequently used option – especially the Lucky Day collection. And if you live in Sacramento and don’t know about Lucky Day, I suggest you take yourself to the nearest library branch immediately. Finally, my personal favorite way to find a new book – ask a librarian. We love that shit.
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