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Book Discussion Groups
One thing you can be sure of — there’s always a lot going on for book lovers at the Library! You are welcome to join any book discussion group. To register, call Adult Reference at 456-2400 x 2. For a listing of all book groups and the titles being discussed, click here.
Goodreads is a free site for book lovers…Wander through and see bookshelves, reviews, and ratings from others. Post your own reviews and catalog what you have read, are currently reading, and plan to
read in the future. Don’t stop there – join a discussion group, start a book club, contact an author, and even post your own writing.
Library Thing is an online service to help people catalog their books easily and connect with others who read the same things.
Fantastic Fiction has complete bibliographies for over 25,000 authors. This is an especially good resource for finding more information on mystery, thriller, science fiction and fantasy series. Have you found a book you really like and want to know what comes next in the series? This is the site for you.
“If You Like” Author Search from the Hennepin County Public Library is a great resource for finding new authors and books. Just type in one of your favorite authors, and get a list of others you’ll like!
Also, don’t forget to check out more great resources on our literature research page.
Want to read some music reviews and get the latest information about your favorite musicians? Check out these great sources. All Music is a source for reviews, essays, & ratings on recordings in every genre. CMJ New Music Monthly has resources for music fans, professionals, and artists.
Downbeat is a great source for jazz lovers. The Library also subscribes to the print version.
Rolling Stone contains articles, reviews, and more. The Library also subscribes to the print version.
All Movie Guide includes reviews as well as general information about each film.The Internet Movie Database is an extensive database of movie information. Leonard Maltin’s Movie Crazy is a great source of news and reviews.
Rotten Tomatoes collects movie reviews from many sources.
The New York State Literary Website & Map, developed and administered in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, is dedicated to offering literary information, both present and past, to the people of New York and beyond. To that end, the site offers the following:* New York Writers: Biographical and place details about past writers who were born, lived, and/or worked in New York (19,110 at most recent count)* Working New York & National/International Writers who wish to be considered for readings at literary organizations, libraries, and other locales (862)* Link to Poets & Writers, Inc. Directory of Writers (8,200 NY and US writers)* Interactive Calendar of NY Literary Events* Interactive NY Special Events Calendar
* Interactive National Recurring Events Calendar
* The Poulin Publishing Project – Listings of New York-based Small Presses & Literary Journals (119)
* Libraries throughout New York (2,043 public, private, corporate, and specialized)
* Literary Organizations throughout New York (168)
* Literary Sites throughout New York (166)
* Bookstores throughout New York (516)
* Link to Art Resources Transfer, which distributes books to underserved libraries and literary organizations
* What Are You Reading, New York? An online book club.
It’s all waiting for you at the The New York State Literary Website & Map. Enjoy!
Updated: January 3, 2013