Annapolis Valley Regional Library

Book Room

Book Websites

BookBrowse – An excellent reader’s advisory site. Offers an extensive array of reading lists, from sequels and series titles to genre fiction and forthcoming titles. Choose book reviews, pseudonyms, author interviews or visit one of the countless reading related web links. Great place for readers to discover new authors and titles.

Bookreporter – This site is chock full of reviews and excerpts, contests, reader comments, surveys and polls. Includes “Best of” lists, current Book and Author news, Book Award lists and more.

Fantastic Fiction – Never miss a book again. You can sign up for new release alerts. Search and browse bibliographies of over 50,000 bestselling fiction authors, with the latest books and series information.  Find out where and when titles are being released.

Goodreads – Part book site, part social networking, this is an exciting combination. Highlights include Listopia (lots of booklists), keep track of your reading with your own book shelf and an e-mail and friends feature.  Set a personal reading challenge each year.  Check out authors and librarians who have joined Goodreads and see what they are reading.

Everything eBook

Adobe Digital Editions Library – Free sample eBooks including entire books and preview chapters from leading publishers.

Bartleby – Quotes, Poems, Novels – “Great Books Online.”  Search reference works, verse, fiction and non-fiction, from Roget’s Thesaurus to The Road Not Taken to Pride and Prejudice and beyond.

Digital Reader – Best news and information on eBooks and eReaders.

eBook Reader – This informative resource covers everything about the world of digital reading and electronic book readers.

Online Books Page – Listing over 1 million free books on the Web!

OverDrive – AVRL’s downloadable eBooks and audiobooks.

Representative Poetry Online – This site consists of poetry “edited by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto from 1912 to the present”. It is searchable by title, first line, timeline, days of the year, or keyword.

Everything eBook

Behind the Mic Podcast – Editors and reviewers from AudioFile Magazine give their recommendations for the best audiobook listening 5x a week. Find your next great audiobook. Plus bonus episodes of in-depth conversations with the best voices in the audiobook world.

Book Riot the Podcast – Created by the editors of Book Riot website, this news and talk show is dedicated to what is new and interesting in the world of reading.

Fuse 8 n’ Kate – Great listening with discussions on classic children’s books.

New Yorker : Fiction – Hosted by the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman, this is a unique, monthly read and discuss podcast. Guest authors choose and read a previously published story from the magazine archives. Following that a deeper discussion of the story with the host.

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