Check Your Shelf

Here Come the Best Of the Year Lists!

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).

Thanksgiving’s coming, and whether you celebrate it or not, I hope you’re able to spend quality time with loved ones…and a few books! Let’s embark.

Collection Development Corner

Publishing News

New & Upcoming Titles

Best Books of 2019

What Your Patrons Are Hearing About

RA/Genre Resources

On the Riot

All Things Comics

On the Riot


On the Riot

Book Lists, Book Lists, Book Lists



On the Riot

Best Books of the Decade

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.

–Katie McLain Horner, @kt_librarylady on Twitter. Currently reading The Remaking by Clay McLeod Chapman.