Check Your Shelf

Elena Ferrante’s New Book, the Best Books of November, and More

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

We had SNOW ON HALLOWEEN, and that may be the scariest thing I’ve ever written. And now…on to library stuff!

Collection Development Corner

New & Upcoming Titles

What Your Patrons are Hearing About

RA/Genre Resources

All Things Comics


Book Lists, Book Lists, Book Lists



Level Up (Library Reads)

Do you take part in LibraryReads, the monthly list of best books selected by librarians only? We’ve made it easy for you to find eligible diverse titles to nominate. Kelly Jensen created a database of upcoming diverse books that anyone can edit, and Nora Rawlins of Early Word is doing the same, as well as including information about series, vendors, and publisher buzz.

Thanks for hanging! See you on Friday!

–Katie McLain Horner, @kt_librarylady on Twitter. Currently reading The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century by Sarah Miller.