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Collection Development Patrons Can Pause Their Stress When They Play an Audiobook

For many book lovers, the library itself can bring a great sigh of relief. A feeling of calm. A sense of quiet and purpose. Perusing the stacks, breathing in the book scent…you know, the typical trappings of a relaxation video. (Who needs a walk on the beach? Give me a library any day!) Read more

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Awards & Recognition BOT’s Best Audiobooks of 2017: Does your library offer this year’s top titles on audio?

Listen to clips from all of our 2017 all-star audios on “Best Of” lists pulled from the country’s top publications, including The New York Times, Booklist, AudioFile Magazine, LibraryReads, and more. Read more

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Awards & Recognition Sarah Jessica Parker announces new Book Club Central pick, STAY WITH ME by Ayobami Adebayo

Sarah Jessica Parker has selected Ayobami Adebayo’s “stunning debut” STAY WITH ME as the new ALA Book Club Central pick! A 2017 New York Times Notable Book and a Women’s Prize for Fiction finalist, Parker calls STAY WITH ME, “a powerfully affecting tale of love, loyalty, and betrayal—with both savagery and heart.” Hear a clip from narrator Adjoa Andoh’s “spectacular aural performance” here. Read more

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Awards & Recognition Sarah Jessica Parker selects EXIT WEST as Book Club Central pick! Step into the studio with author and narrator Mohsin Hamid

Sarah Jessica Parker’s newest Book Club Central pick is the extraordinary EXIT WEST by Mohsin Hamid, which is also shortlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize and is a Kirkus Prize finalist. The talented New York Times bestselling author also narrated his own audiobook and gave us insight into that unique experience in a great episode of Penguin Random House Audio’s This is the Author podcast. Read more

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