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Between the Covers

From Portland, Oregon community radio station KBOO comes Between the Covers - a bimonthly podcast dedicated to books. Hosted by David Naimon, each episode features a detailed consideration (approximately 90 minutes in length) of a single piece of literature. Many episodes also feature a long-form interview with the book's author. As of this write-up, the most recent episode is an interview with...

Given that thousands of books are published each and ever year, it may be overwhelming for the discerning reader to separate the wheat from the chaff. Stepping into the fray (since 1997) is, started in 1997 by Davina Morgan-Witts and her husband Paul. As the site notes, "Bookbrowse carefully selects from the most interesting current books and provides you with multiple reviews and a...
Children's Books Centers

First, the CCB site offers "a non-circulating collection of more than 14,000 recent and historically significant trade books for youth, birth through high school, plus review copies of nearly all trade books published in the U.S. in the current year." Additionally, there are over 1,000 reference titles on the study of literature and storytelling for youth. The second site, from the University of...
Library Extension

Of all the network tools we featured in the past year, Library Extension stood out as the clear reader favorite. We're also fans of this simple chrome extension that makes it easy to find and request books at your local public library. Best of all, Library Extension is continuing to grow, allowing readers to find books at libraries across the United States, Canada, and Australia. Library Extension...
Library of Congress 2004 National Book Festival

This year the National Book Festival celebrated its fourth year and played host to more than 70 different authors and their respective literary traditions. Sponsored by the Library of Congress, the authors include those who write biographies, works of poetry, and fantasy. On the website, visitors can learn about the various authors who appeared at the Festival, and learn about different ideas...
London Review of Books Online

Similar in both its outlook and content to the New York Review of Books here in the US, the London Review of Books is a place that serves as the nerve center for a great deal of discussion about literature and authors. This online edition of the London Review of Books will be a great place to browse for those who love to read, and particularly for those persons looking for trenchant reviews of...
Ohio Center for the Book

During the past few centuries the state of Ohio has proved to be a place of great fecundity in terms of producing outstanding authors, poets, and literary curmudgeons of all stripes. Ohioans clearly love to read, and this is demonstrated by the fact that the Cleveland Public Library is the home to the Ohio Center for the Book, and has served in this capacity since 1977. The Center promotes books,...
Shelf Understanding: Bloomington Public Library's Podcast

Shelf Understanding is a monthly podcast from the Bloomington, Illinois Public Library dedicated to books, ideas, art, and much more. The podcast is usually hosted by librarian Danny Rice, along with library associate Marion Archer. Although podcast episodes are directly tailored to events at the Bloomington Public Library (e.g. interviews with authors featured in Bloomington community reads),...

The Book Report Network "is a group of websites founded in 1996 that share thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, literary games and contests, and more with readers every week.", which is part of a network described as "THE place online for teens to talk about their fave books --- and find the...