By Michael Ondaatje
DB 90958, LT 23974, Available as BARD download
Reading time: 8 hours, 38 minutes Now an older man, Nathaniel Williams uses archival materials to investigate his parents and the reasons why, during the waning days of World War II, they would have left him and his sister in the care of two men who might have been criminals. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
Allison Hewitt Is Trapped
By Madeleine Roux
BR 20066, Available as BARD Download
After a sudden zombie-virus outbreak, Allison Hewitt and five others fight off an attack--only to end up trapped in the break room of Brooks and Peabody bookstore. Allison and her fellow survivors record the gruesome events on a blog as they struggle to stay alive. Violence and strong language. 2010.
The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts
By Joshua Hammer
DB 84705, LT 20389, Available as BARD Download
A journalist recounts the efforts of a small group of librarians and archivists in Mali to rescue thousands of rare manuscripts before they fell into the hands of the jihadists attacking the city of Timbuktu. Some strong language. 2016.
Bibliomysteries: Crime in the World of Books and Bookstores
By Otto Penzler
DB 88745, Available as BARD Download
A collection of fifteen original mystery stories involving the world of books. Includes entries by Jeffery Deaver, C. J. Box, Reed Farrel Coleman, Thomas H. Cook, Loren D. Estleman, Laura Lippman, Anne Perry, John Connolly, and Nelson DeMille. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.
BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More than Ever in the Age of Google
By John G. Palfrey
DB 82147, Available as BARD Download
Former law professor and founding chairman of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) examines the importance and role of public libraries in the twenty-first century and beyond. Examines lessons learned from the development period of the DPLA and argues for a reexamination of public libraries' core strengths. 2015
By Cynthia Swanson
DB 81380, Available as BARD Download
Kitty runs a bookstore in 1960s Denver and lives a quiet, single life. At night, however, she experiences vivid dreams of a different life where she marries and has kids, a life that becomes almost more real to her than her own. Some descriptions of sex. 2015.
The Bookshop on the Corner
By Jenny Colgan
BR 21744, DB 86665, LT 21574, Available as BARD Download
Downsizing has left English librarian Nina out of a job. But she is not willing to give up on her love of finding people their perfect book. While on vacation in a small village in Scotland, she impulsively buys a van and opens a mobile bookshop. 2016.
By Karen Kingsbury
DB 75882, Available as BARD Download
Tennessee college sweethearts Molly and Ryan eventually go their respective ways. But seven years later, bookstore owner Charlie Barton, who is facing financial ruin, has a near-fatal car accident. Molly and Ryan join the effort to save the shop and, with God's help, witness a miracle. 2012.
The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza
By Lawrence Block
BR 4880, DB 84794, LT 5208, Available as BARD Download
Bernie Rhodenbarr, bookstore owner and part-time burglar, pays a noctural visit to a posh house, only to find that predecessors in crime have left him little to steal. The next day two people are found dead. 1980.