• Looking for a book to read?


    Recommended Links for
    Browsing, Finding,
    Sharing Your Favorite Books with Other Readers

    Amazon logo



    Amazon sells just about everything that can be bought online. It is the “No. 1 selling e-tailer in the world – its web sales are five times Walmart, Target, and Buy.com web sales combined.” You can search millions of books, including used books, out of print books, and e-books. A great place to browse books chosen for you by algorithms related to what you’ve already bought, searched, and like.



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    We all know it as a comfy place to read and drink coffee and access the wireless, and its web site is a good place to shop for books in print and e-books for the Nook.



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    Independent Bookstores!!

    “What keeps independent bookstores going, and maybe one of the reasons we don't outright fear an Amazon.com, is that there are still lots of customers who like to hold a book in their hands and feel it and smell it," said Bill Johnston, the manager of Commonwealth Books. "You can't do that online. Plus, there's a difference between a person recommending a book to you, and an algorithm trying to recommend books for you.”


    Burnett,James H., I.,II. (2013, Aug 10). Turning the page. Boston Globe. Retrieved from: http://search.proquest.com/docview/1418908314?accountid=34505


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    Goodreads is the world’s largest site for book recommendations. Our mission is to help people find and share books they love. On Goodreads you can:


    •  See which books your friends are reading.


    • Track the books you're reading, have read, and want to read.


    • Check out your personalized book recommendations., based on an analysis of 20 billion data points to give suggestions tailored to your literary tastes.


    • Share your reading on Facebook and Twitter


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    Whichbook is a unique site for choosing what to read. If you're not good at remembering book titles, or if you are the sort of reader who likes to choose by browsing round a little and seeing what tempts you, whichbook is the perfect solution to help you find what you are looking for.”

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    A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. Author interviews, book reviews and much more


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    YALSA Hub 

    “The Hub is the literature blog for YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association…The mission of The Hub: Your Connection to Teen Reads is to provide a one-stop-shop for finding information about teen reads, including recommendations for great teen reads, information about YALSA lists and awards, book trailers and other book-related videos, and best of the best lists.

    Content is created by librarians and teens, with a particular focus on YALSA’s booklists and book award” 



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    YA blogs


    YA Blogs

    The YA Book Blog Directory is a reference site for YA book blogs; The Reader’s Guide To The Young Adult Blogosphere, if you will. There are numerous book blogs, all with unique styles and preferences. This site can be utilized by authors looking to publicize their books, publishers looking for reviewers, book bloggers looking to network and teenage readers or the teen at heart readers.



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