Check Your Shelf

Political Book Sales Are Up Over 50% and More Must-Reads for Librarians

Welcome to Check Your Shelf! This is your guide to all things book talk worth knowing to help librarians like you up your game when it comes to doing your job (& rocking it).

“Check Your Shelf” is sponsored by The Rule of One, the first read in an epic series by real-life sisters Ashley Saunders and Leslie Saunders.

Don’t obey. Resist. In a dystopian United States, a one-child policy called The Rule of One is ruthlessly enforced. But Ava has a secret—she has an identical twin sister, Mira. For 18 years Ava and Mira have lived as one person, down to the most telling detail. But when their charade is exposed, their worst nightmare begins. Branded as traitors, hunted as fugitives, Ava and Mira rush headlong into a terrifying unknown. How far will they go to stay alive? An epic series from real-life sisters Ashley Saunders and Leslie Saunders begins with The Rule of One.

Before diving in, a quick set of announcements. I’m stepping back from putting together the “Check Your Shelf” newsletter after this week and passing it along to Katie…and “Check Your Shelf” will be hitting your inboxes every week beginning in November. More library love coming your way!

Libraries & Librarians

Book Adaptations in the News

Books in the News

By the Numbers

Award News

All Things Comics


Book Lists, Book Lists, Book Lists

Bookish Curiosities & Miscellaneous


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