Books & Authors

Author's Birthdays
This site presents a month by month listing of birthdays of authors and links to websites about them.

Bartleby.com
The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse.  Features the King James Bible, Oxford Shakespeare, Gray's Anatomy, and more.

BookFinder.com
Compare prices on over 150 million books for sale, including new, used, rare, out of print, international, and textbooks.

Bookreporter
Find reviews of new books, search for author information and read interviews with authors. Also includes a section for book clubs.

Fantastic Fiction
Trying to remember the next book in a series?  This site has bibliographies for over 30,000 authors and information on over 350,000 books.

Good Reads
The largest social networking site for readers. Keep track of what you've read, are reading or want to read. Share titles with friends and get book recommendations from people you know.

LibraryReads
The top ten books published this month that librarians across the country love.

Library Thing
Create an online catalog of your entire library or just your current reads and then connect with other readers on similar topics of interest. It also provides more suggestions for great reads.

LitLovers
In a book club or looking to start one? This site has tips and tools to help you get your read on.

Nancy Pearl's Book Lust
Discover great reads provided by librarian Nancy Pearl, author of Book Lust and More Book Lust.

Poetry Foundation
Over 10,000 poems for any occasion.

Reader's Advice
Looking for something to read? This site features a variety of reader's tools plus an index to fiction series.

Reader's Robot
Find over 15,000 titles listed in 21 different genres -something for everyone. (Database courtesy of Thompson-Nicola Regional District Library System)

SparkNotes
Clear, concise information for those times when your teacher and textbooks just aren't making any sense.

Stop, You're Killing Me!
A resource for lovers of mystery, intrigue, and suspense. Search by author or character to find complete chronological lists of titles.

What's Next
Use this database to search for series of books by author, title, or series name. (Database courtesy of Kent District Library)

What Should I Read Next
Enter a book you like and the site will analyse a huge database of real readers' favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next.

Whichbook
A new way to choose what you read, Whichbook enables millions of combinations of factors (like short vs. long or funny vs. serious) and then suggests books which most closely match your needs.


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