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Bookletters

Bookletters are free newsletters that arrive in your e-mail to keep you abreast of books that may be of interest to you. Mysteries, new fiction, children's books, sci-fi, history, and more. Click here to signup for bookletters.

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Genre Resources

  • Faithful Reader: Looking to be inspired? Faithful Reader provides reviews and author profiles for the Christian Fiction genre.
  • Fantastic Fiction: Information on 350,000 books and more than 30,000 authors! Includes information on genres, series, and read-alikes.
  • Overbooked: This site focuses on literary and genre fiction information. The site contains links to genre resources, reviews, book lists and readers' advisory resources.
  • SF Site: This Canadian site features science fiction and fantasy. The site includes book reviews, author interviews, opinion pieces, links to author and fan tribute sites, and other materials pertaining to sci-fi and fantasy.
  • Stop, You're Killing Me!: A resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books organized alphabetically by author and character. Entries contain links to author websites and lists new books and series titles with publication dates.
  • The Mystery Reader: A site written and edited by mystery lovers, most of whom work in libraries or bookstores. The site includes book reviews, author addresses and links to author websites, as well as "Author Freebies."
  • The Poisoned Pen: Published by an independent book seller, this site focuses on mystery book lists, mystery conferences, and award lists.
  • The Romance Reader: This sister site to The Mystery Reader also includes book reviews, author information and features about romance.

Helpful Web Sites

  • GoodReads: For casual readers and bona-fide bookworms alike, GoodReads users recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they've read and would like to read, find their next favorite book, and much more.
  • KDL "What's Next": Hooked on series? Let the Kent District Library site help you read a series in the order the books are written and discover new series.
  • New York Times Bestsellers: Find out weekly what is new in the world of fiction and nonfiction for hardbacks, paperbacks, and ebooks.
  • NoveList: A powerful reader's guide to finding that next great read. It contains information on thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles, plus lists of award-winning books, book discussion guides, recommended reads, series, author profiles, and much more.
  • Publishers Weekly: Find book news, author interviews, reviews, bestsellers, and much more on this site.
  • Shelfari: Create a virtual bookshelf, discover new books and authors, and share your recommendations at Shelfari.

Publisher Sites

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