On Choosing

Those of you who pay attention to such things will note that today's featured book, was also the subject of a sponsorship a few weeks back. This seems as good a time as any to review how we choose which books we feature in the Unshelved Book Club. Namely, that we pick books we like that work in the Book Club format. Some are classics from our past. Some we pick up on our own in book stores or at the library. Some are recommended by our readers. Some are given to us by publishers who sponsor Unshelved, some by publishers who don’t.

So I wrung (wrang? wrunged?) my hands for a few weeks when HarperCollins decided to promote Racing, because it was my pick of the summer and I badly wanted to book talk it in our book club, but was afraid it would look like a paid placement. Finally Gene, who as a librarian finds it physically painful not to book talk a book that needs book talking, convinced me that I needed to follow my heart. I hope you love this book as much as I did.

Our next appearances


October 8, 2018 Walla Walla, WA
Walla Walla Rural Library District Staff Day (Gene)

November 15, 2018 Palm Beach, FL
Palm Beach County Library System (Gene)

November 16, 2018 Fort Lauderdale, FL
Southeast Florida Library Information Network (Gene)


Jan 25 - 28, 2019 Seattle, WA ALA Midwinter (Library COMIC Booth #726) (Gene)

March 1, 2019 Phoenix, AZ
Maricopa County Library District (Gene)

April 15 - 17, 2019 Austin, TX Texas Library Association Annual Conference (Library COMIC booth, Monday night event) (Gene)

June 21 - 24, 2019 Washington, DC
ALA Annual (Library COMIC booth) (Gene)

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