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Bestsellers & Current releases
The New York Times: Best-Seller Lists
Find out what's flying off the shelves.
Barnes & Noble Review
What's new in books, music, and film. Also features literary essays and book reviews. Brought to you by Barnes & Noble.
Oprah's Book Club
Catch up on the latest titles in this popular book club. Enter contests, read message board discussions, or join an online reading group.
From The Book Report Network, this site contains a number of reading group guides to enhance book group discussions. Browse by category, book title orauthor. Guidelines for starting and running a book discussion group can also be found here.
Book group networking tool. Find a book group near you or locate an author to speak with your club.
IndieBound is a family of independent bookseller websites. Browse the site for reading suggestions. Find out which local independents carry the book you are looking for or visit the Web site of a nearby bookstore to learn about special events.
Advanced Book Exchange (Abebooks)
Out of print, secondhand and hard-to-find books.
Best Book Buys
Looking for a good deal on a book?This site gives comparative prices of multiple online booksellers with one search.
Compares prices and delivery times among multiple bookstores "without any promotional material, advertising, or publisher-funded results." Search "through nearly three million in-print and just out-of-print books available in the U.S., and occasionally elsewhere" for the title of your choice.
Library Services for the Visually Impaired
Talking Book Program - Texas State Library
Free library service to "Texans of all ages who are unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical, or reading disabilities - whether permanent or temporary." The program consists of 80,000 titles in different formats including audio books, Braille, and large print.
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Includes Braille Book Review, TalkingBook Topics (lists of recent audio books), bibliographies, and more.
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Fiction bibliographies, reviews, links to author Web sites, a pseudonym directory, series listings, and more.
Having trouble finding a book to read but know what you want? The site's search engine sorts and displays fiction by requested plot, character types, structure, and prevailing themes. Also contains movie reviews.
Based on the Book
A compilation of "over 1,250 books, novels, short stories, and plays that have been made into motion pictures." Searchable by title or author of book, short story, or play, title of movie, or the year of its release.
Stop, You're Killing Me!
At this site, maintained by a mystery lover, you can search for mysteries by author or series character. The character index may be searched in a numberof ways, including occupation, location, diversity, and historical period.
Reviews and recommendations for romance novels.
All About Romance Novels
Contains not only book reviews, but message boards and discussion lists as well. Visitors may also participate in contests and vote for favorite titles.
Science Fiction & Fantasy
The online version of Locus, "the newspaper of the science fiction field," this site contains reviews of science fiction, fantasy and horror.
Science Fiction book reviews, author interviews, and links to Author and Fan Tribute sites.
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