By Courtney Walsh
Love notes penned on paper hearts by an anonymous couple challenge bookstore owner Abigail Pressman's view on romance and life in general when a hard-to-read doctor becomes her new landlord and threatens to end her lease in the tourist town of Love's Peak, Colorado.
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
By Katarina Bivald
DB 83448, LT 19865, Available as BARD Download
A Swedish woman who arrives in Iowa to learn that her pen pal has just died opens a bookstore in the woman's honor and makes choices that threaten to bring secrets to light as she attempts to share her love of reading with the locals. 2016.
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
By Gabrielle Zevin
DB 78978, LT 16412, Available as BARD Download
When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A.J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family, and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life. 2014.
This Book Is Overdue: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All
By Marilyn Johnson
DB 81214, Available as BARD Download
Author of The Dead Beat (DB 81116) and Lives in Ruins (DB 80738) explores the careers of librarians and other information professionals. Discusses professional realities, stereotypes, and popular culture representations, and profiles librarians working in a variety of roles. 2010.
By Debbie Macomber
BR 17790, DB 66637, LT 8920, Available as BARD Download
Four widows--Anne Marie, Lillie, Barbie, and Elise--meet at Anne Marie's bookstore, and each makes twenty wishes to improve her life. Anne Marie assists Ellen, an at-risk child; Barbie meets Mark, who uses a wheelchair; Elise starts a foundation in memory of her husband; and Lillie falls in love. Bestseller. 2008.
The Uncommon Reader
By Alan Bennett
BR 17649, DB 66149, Available as BARD Download
England. When the royal dogs stray into a mobile library parked near the palace, the Queen feels obligated to borrow a book. She soon develops an obsession with reading that changes her worldviews, distracts her from official duties, and prompts her to write her own masterpiece--with surprising consequences. Contains some strong language. Bestseller. 2007.
By Caroline Kepnes
DB 80055, Available as BARD Download
Clerk Joe Goldberg is immediately drawn to aspiring writer Beck when she enters his bookstore. He describes the increasingly dangerous steps he takes to get to know her, and to make her his own. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.
#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American
By Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale
BR 22148, DB 89900, Available on BARD
Presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art to express the experience of being an Indigenous woman. Stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2017.
1381: The Year of the Peasants’ Revolt
By Juliet Barker
DB 82379, Available on BARD
Explores the first great popular uprising in England and its background, providing a picture of English life in medieval times. Drawing on judicial sources and court proceedings, Barker reconstructs the actions and motivations of the ordinary men and women who united in armed rebellion against church and state. Violence. 2014.