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Unshelved comic strip for 11/25/2015

New titles from Penguin Random House client publishers


This week, Unshelved is sponsored by Penguin Random House, and features must-read titles from some of their client publishers. Drawn in by the delightful images, I popped over to take a peek at Warren the 13th & the All-Seeing Eye and found myself devouring the preview and the downloadable activity booklet that accompanies it. Also spotlighted this week is One Man’s Flag by acclaimed espionage writer David Downing. Enter to win a signed copy of this historical thriller!

Book Reviews


This week's Unshelved Book Club features the fourth book in Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series, Moon Knight, Judy Blume's latest adult novel, a collection of horror stories by YA writers, a boy who is way too old to have an imaginary friend, a crew of thieves who steal from criminals, Peanuts, and a memoir by a sword swallower.

YA Debuts from Flatiron Books


This week, we welcome back Macmillan Library Marketing as our sponsor! Recently, they shared their excitement over the launch of a new YA program from Flatiron Books which will feature titles that “are a mix of literary and commercial, are page-turners of the first order, and feature characters, experiences, and emotions that feel real.” Their first two offerings certainly seem to meet that criteria! Take a closer look at debut titles If I Was Your Girl and American Girls, plus many more of their upcoming releases.

Speaking at Your Conference or Staff Day


We're just catching our breath after our October speaking tour. We started out with a whirlwind trip to Athens, GA, for GACOMO where we gave our classic keynote, talked about graphic novels, and even had a chance to see The Librarian. Our next trip was to the Ohio Library Council's annual conference in Cincinnati where we talked about customer service. Then we were off for an intense day-trip to the Bay Area to talk to staff at a Choose-Your-Adventure-themed staff day full of camo hats and plastic animals where we made everyone laugh and presented a winner with a comic strip based on her true-life library story. We finished it all up by heading to the Michigan Library Association's annual conference to give our newest keynote and tell would-be censors what they need to know.

A big thanks to everyone who came to see us and especially to those who stopped by afterward with a kind word and a story!

We're already scheduling talks for next year. If you're interested in hiring us, please check out our talks & appearances page and then email me for details.

Photos courtesy David Baker/Georgia Public Library Service Thanks David!

New Posters

Book cover posters

New in the Unshelved stores are posters based on the covers of our last two collections, Bibliovores and Reads Well With Others. These are handsome 14"x17" prints on archival-quality matte paper, suitable for walls both public and private, and they're shipping today for just $14 each!

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