Suffering from reader burnout? Perhaps it’s time to delve into earlier gems you might have missed, readdress a classic or two, go genre-hopping, or focus on what seem to be your more subtle reading preferences. Fill out our short questionnaire, and we’ll compile reading suggestions just for you.

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Finished your reading assignments? Time to read for pleasure. Fill out our short questionnaire, and we'll compile reading suggestions just for you.

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AbeBooks is an online marketplace for books. Millions of brand new books, used books, rare books, and out-of-print books are offered for sale through the AbeBooks websites from thousands of booksellers around the world

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Search collections from libraries across the state of Pennsylvania. Contact your local librarian to request titles that can be delivered to your library.

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New and used books.  Alibris is the premiere marketplace for Books, Music and Movies. It have been in business since 1998 and has connected millions of buyers with thousands of Independent Sellers from across the world. Shopping at Alibris means that you are directly supporting local and independent sellers.

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Provides author biographies, great works of world literature, a timeline and, most notably, Professor Harold Bloom’s selection of authors and works that represent the greatest achievements of the Western literary tradition.

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Get a set of books for your book club. Each bag contains multiple copies of the title, many have large print and audiobooks included.  Check out the list and then contact your librarian to schedule a use.

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BookPage is a monthly book review publication distributed to 400,000 avid readers through subscribing bookstores and public libraries. Founded in 1988 and located in Nashville, Tennessee, BookPage serves as a broad-based selection guide to the best new books published every month. All of the content from the print edition is posted on BookPage.com each month.

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Book Riot is dedicated to the idea that writing about books and reading should be just as diverse as books and readers are. So sometimes we are serious and sometimes silly. Some of our writers are pros

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Combines pop culture with reading recommendations.

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Provides access to biographical and bibliographical information on more than 145,000 of today's most influential authors, including: novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers and more.

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Fiction_L is an electronic mailing list devoted to reader's advisory topics such as book discussions, booktalks, collection development issues, booklists and bibliographies, and a wide variety of other topics of interest to librarians, book discussion leaders, and others with an interest in reader's advisory. Fiction_L was developed for and by librarians dealing with fiction collections and requests; however fiction lovers worldwide are welcome to join the discussion

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Helping readers find the books they will love, online since 1996.

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Deciding what to read next? This is the right place. Tell us what titles or genres you’ve enjoyed in the past, and we’ll give you surprisingly insightful recommendations.

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Catalog your library collection and share with a community of 2,000,000 book lovers.

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Local LIT features literary events & resources in the Philadelphia area and beyond

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Includes fiction authors, titles and themes. Provides suggestions of books that are similar to those of a particular author or a certain title. Expand your reading horizons with Novelist. Librarians can use this database as a readers’ advisory service to assist patrons who enjoy fiction. Teachers can use this resource for enhancement of curriculum.

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Information about more than 38,000 fiction titles of interest to students in grades K-8. Full text reviews from professional journals and book talks for selected titles are available in this database. A good resource to expand student reading interest by introducing new authors or additional books in a subject area.

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The resources below require a DCL library card when used remotely.  You can get a temporary card for the state supplied databases using the link above.

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With a mission to study, honor, celebrate, and promote books, reading, libraries, and literacy in Pennsylvania (PA), the PA Center for the Book sponsors several literary awards and events, and develops a wide range of educational content across multiple media to connect with its broad audience and to celebrate PA’s continued contributions to culture and literature.

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Project Gutenberg offers over 50,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.  We carry high quality ebooks: Our ebooks were previously published by bona fide publishers. We digitized and diligently proofread them with the help of thousands of volunteers.

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An online community for reading groups.  The site includes thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, contests and more every week.

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Animation, sound, music and narration are added to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book for children to read or to read to children.

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Brings the most important fictional works of the last 10 years into view, discussing plot, characters, critical reception and more. Features broad coverage of multiethnic/multicultural communities and curricula, bringing an insight to readers of contemporary global literature in English translation.

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What's Next®: Books in Series resource helps you find books in a series. For example: you could search Kinsey Millhone as the character in Sue Grafton's series.

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