Special Editions

I am not shy about telling people how much I love our book talk section, The Unshelved Book Club. Two years ago Gene and I set out to solve the problem of how to make book recommendations that were

  1. Short
  2. Useful, and
  3. Fun

and we succeeded beyond our wildest dreams. Give us ten minutes every Friday and we'll let you know about a dozen or so books that you just might like. Some are new, some are old, but all come highly recommended by either Gene, myself, or a few family and friends. And there are usually a few sponsored books too, custom picked for you by the author and/or publisher.

Lately we've been experimenting with monthly special themed editions: Cook Books, Graphic Novels, and Young Adult Literature, and the response has been terrific Let Gene know if there are others you'd like to see.

And tell your friends! You don't have to love Unshelved to love the Unshelved Book Club. But it helps.

Our next appearances


October 8, 2018 Walla Walla, WA
Walla Walla Rural Library District Staff Day (Gene)

November 15, 2018 Palm Beach, FL
Palm Beach County Library System (Gene)

November 16, 2018 Fort Lauderdale, FL
Southeast Florida Library Information Network (Gene)


Jan 25 - 28, 2019 Seattle, WA ALA Midwinter (Library COMIC Booth #726) (Gene)

March 1, 2019 Phoenix, AZ
Maricopa County Library District (Gene)

April 15 - 17, 2019 Austin, TX Texas Library Association Annual Conference (Library COMIC booth, Monday night event) (Gene)

June 21 - 24, 2019 Washington, DC
ALA Annual (Library COMIC booth) (Gene)

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