Check Your Shelf

Books for Bisexual Visibility Day, Essential Election Reading, and More

Welcome to Check Your Shelf. Let’s all put some collective positive energy back into the universe this week, because we all need it.

Collection Development Corner

Publishing News

  • Publisher’s Weekly has a Spanish edition now.
  • New England booksellers announce a major diversity reading initiative. I really appreciate it when I see these types of challenges that are aimed at the booksellers and the librarians, who are out there promoting books to people. We aren’t exempt from reading diversely.

New & Upcoming Titles

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

Level Up (Library Reads)

Do you take part in Library Reads, 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.

Catch you on the flipside, everyone.

—Katie McLain Horner, @kt_librarylady on Twitter.