Websites for Book Enthusiasts

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Book Index with Reviews - Book Index with Reviews (BIR) is a comprehensive database that provides information on over 5 million book titles, in a wide range of formats. BIR contains almost 800,000 full-text searchable book reviews headings/genres and flexible search engine, connect users to popular titles that are currently in print, along with those that will soon be published or released.

BIR Entertainment provides information on about 450,000 music titles and 200,000 DVD/video titles With BIR, you can find music or videos featuring a favorite artist or performer, or a specific genre.

Literary Reference Center Plus EBSCO - Literary criticism and author biographies.

Novelist -  Search for books by title, author or book description. Readers’ advisory service to assist in finding new authors and titles.

TumbleBook - TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love.

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Website Resources

ALA Awards - Each year the American Library Association and its member units honor books and other forms of media through a variety of awards. These awards are given to publications and the authors, illustrators and publishers who create them.

ALA Book Club Central
Book Club Central is a new online resource for book clubs and readers featuring book reviews, author interviews, discussion questions and more. Award-winning actor, producer, and avid reader Sarah Jessica Parker is the Honorary Chair and includes her own book selections.

Amazon - America’s largest online retailer launched in 1995.

Alibris - Online bookstore including new, used, out-of-print and rare books. Books, movies and music are sold through a network of booksellers.

Fantastic Fiction
Offers a collection of various popular authors' books including listing series in order.

Goodreads
An Amazon company and social cataloging website that offers a database of books, annotations and reviews. 

Library Thing
This is a social cataloging service for storing and sharing books catalogs and various types of book metadata.

Literature Map
Use this website to locate authors similar to those you like. Enter an author's name and a web of authors with similar writing styles and genres will appear.  

New York Times Book Review - Reviews of new releases, author interviews and bestseller lists of fiction, non-fiction and paperbacks.

Oprah’s Book Club - Oprah recommends book club books and best books for kids, and gives tips on starting a book club.

Penguin Random House Reading Group Guides - Book club center offering guides by title or category. Lists of book club bestsellers and links to reading guides.

United for Libraries
United for Libraries is a division of ALA that offers book club reading recommendations and more.

What Should I Read Next?
What Should I Read Next analyzes the favorites list of all their members in order to recommend the best next read for any book.

Whichbook
Pick a book based on your mood! Select your mood and this website will make recommendations based on your selection. This site also provides "mood" booklists.

Your Next Read (US)
Provides book recommendations by browsing reading lists or search for a favorite title and receiving a web of similar books.