Pottermania!

It would be remiss of me as a librarian to fail to mention the current resurgence of ‘Pottermania.’ Just as a refresher, the seventh and final book in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series entitled Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released in July of 2007 – nearly 10 years ago. The excitement that accompanied each of Rowling’s […]

5 Websites for Librarians to Keep Up With Literary Trends

Most librarians I know love to read – but even for the most avid reader it can be a struggle to keep up with the hottest literature. Being apprised of all the latest book crazes – or as least as much as possible – makes all the difference in a librarian’s or aspiring librarian’s  reader’s […]

10 Emerging Book Genres You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Literature, as with other creative pursuits, exists as one of the most diverse outlets for human expression available. Movements ebb and flow over time, allowing themselves to both influence and be influenced by the prevailing philosophical and cultural constructs swirling around them. Some obtain prominent – if not permanent – mainstream status and find their […]