The Case of the Missing Books
By Ian Sansom
DB 71841, Available as BARD Download
Londoner Israel Armstrong arrives in Tumdrum, Northern Ireland, to begin his librarian job, only to learn the library closed--permanently. After being reassigned as driver of the decrepit bookmobile, Israel discovers that all of the books are missing and sets about finding them. 2005.
The Case of the Missing Books
The Cookbook Collector
By Allegra Goodman
DB 72807, Available as BARD Download
Two very different sisters--philosophy graduate student Jess and dot-com CEO Emily--pursue separate goals at the turn of the twenty-first century. Jess's part-time job in a bookstore leads to its acquisition of a valuable, mysterious cookbook collection, while 9/11, the high-tech bubble, and news about their late mother rock Emily. 2010.
Carter and Lovecraft
By Jonathan L. Howard
DB 83426, Available as BARD Download
Private investigator Dan Carter receives the unexpected inheritance of a bookstore in Providence, Rhode Island, currently run by Emily Lovecraft. Dan and Emily team up when people start dying in strange ways, and a mathematician finds a way to access other dimensions. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.
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.
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.