For Readers

Dig In To Your Favorite Authors & Books

Barnes & Noble Studio

One of the most comprehensive, interactive sites on the web for readers and writers. Check back for up-to-date book reviews, author interviews, feature stories and bestseller lists.

Meet the Writers Podcast

Forget Top 40 Radio. These 10-15 minute author interviews from Barnes & Noble – hosted by the thoughtful and thorough Steve Bertrand – are the perfect accompaniment for your morning commute.

Build an Online Library

GoodReads

Goodreads is the largest social network for readers in the world. Sign up for a free account and see recommendations from fellow members, keep track of what you’ve read and would like to read, or join an online book club.

Shelfari

Owned by Amazon.com, Shelfari is a popular virtual bookshelf service that utilizes a rating system, peer recommendations and online forums to generate discussion and interest in a wide variety of book genres.

Library Thing

Boasting a community of over 1,000,000 book lovers, Library Thing is a free online service that allows people to catalog and track their book collections online.

Read The Essentials

Modern Library 100 Best Novels

Keep meaning to get around to “Ulysses?” Haven’t touched a lick of Faulkner since high school? The Modern Library has composed an inspirational list of the “100 Best Novels” ever published, which is actually divided into two lists – one composed by the Modern Library board, and one by reader vote. There are also links to a nonfiction list and to Radcliffe’s rival Top 100 list.

Have a recommendation for Resources for Readers? Send your suggestion to Jill Tewsley, Executive Director, jtewsley@nwstc.org or (734) 474-8826