Close Enough to Touch
By Colleen Oakley
DB 88042, LT 22181, Available as BARD Download
Jubilee Jenkins has lived her life as a recluse due to a rare, severe allergy to the touch of other people. After the death of her mother, she takes a job at the local library to earn money. There she meets single dad Eric. Some strong language. 2017.
Close Enough to Touch
Dead by Midnight
By Carolyn G. Hart
DB 78193, LT 11848, Available as BARD Download
After Pat Merridew is fired from her job at a law firm because the attorneys wanted a younger receptionist, she starts working for Annie Darling at the Death on Demand bookshop. When Pat is found dead from ingesting drugged coffee, the police say suicide, but Annie suspects murder. 2011.
Dewey's Nine Lives: The Legacy of the Small-Town Library Cat Who Inspired Millions
By Vicki Myron
BR 19342, DB 72898, LT 11291, Available as BARD Download
Author of Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World (BR 17821, DB 67516) recounts more memories of Dewey, who warmed the hearts of readers in Spencer, Iowa, and elsewhere. Also shares anecdotes received from correspondents around the country about other cats. 2010.
Ink and Bone
By Rachel Caine
DB 85432, Available as BARD Download
In a world where the personal ownership of a physical book is illegal, the Great Library controls content by using alchemy to deliver books via tablets. Black market smuggler Jess Brightwell is sent to the Great Library as a trainee and as a spy. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2015.
The Ladies of Ivy Cottage
By Julie Klassen
Miss Rachel Ashford lives as a guest in Ivy Cottage. With her meager funds rapidly depleting, her friend Jane Bell and the other village women encourage her to open a circulating library with the many books she's inherited from her father. As villagers donate additional books and Rachel begins sorting them, she discovers mysteries hidden among them. A man who once broke her heart helps her search for clues, but both find more than they bargained for. Rachel's hostess, Mercy Grove, finds fulfillment in managing her girls school. So when several men take an interest in Ivy Cottage, she assumes pretty Miss Ashford is the cause. 2017.
The Library at the Edge of the World
By Felicity Hayes-McCoy
DB 90357, LT 23350, Available as BARD Download
Librarian Hanna Casey returns to her hometown on the west coast of Ireland after divorcing her cheating husband. She renovates a small cottage and takes over the route for the mobile library van, but there are developments afoot that could ruin the life she is trying to build. Some strong language. 2016.
By Katie Fforde
DB 74184, Available as BARD Download
When the London bookstore where she is employed closes, Laura takes a job organizing a literary festival and makes new friends. She secures reclusive, womanizing Irish author Dermot Flynn to headline the event and gets along famously with him--but also falls in love. Some strong language. 2009.
Mr. Penumbra's Twenty-Four-Hour Bookstore
By Robin Sloan
BR 19723, DB 75599, Available as BARD Download
While hunting for a new job, Web designer Clay Jannon wanders across Mr. Penumbra's Twenty-Four-Hour Bookstore, which sits next to a strip joint. Hired for the night shift, Clay is soon drawn into a world of mystery, intrigue, and kooky customers. 2012.
Murder Is Binding
By Lorna Barrett
DB 70453, LT 8854, Available as BARD Download
Stoneham, New Hampshire. Newcomer Tricia Miles, owner of a mystery bookstore located along a corridor of Main Street devoted to specialty bookshops, discovers the body of murdered cookbook dealer and rival merchant Doris Gleason. When Tricia herself becomes a suspect, she sets out to clear her name. Includes recipes. 2008.