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Librarians Say
"We're absolutely loving BookBrowse! For the fun of it, I took a peek at our YTD usage stats and in two months, we've already seen more use of this service than many of our others in a year!"
- Erin Chestnutt, Beauregard Parish Library, LA.

"BookBrowse is a wonderful, easy-to-use service that provides excellent book recommendations. We love the thorough reviews, read-alikes, author interviews and reading group guides." - Ali Birnbach, Mill Valley Public Library

Patrons Say
"I really enjoy your website and my book club friends think I am so smart because I am so informed about books!" - Betty

"You are directly responsible for expanding my reading horizons exponentially." - Georganne

"I really enjoy receiving your newsletters - they run rings around the ones I receive from publishers and other sites." - Barbara

BookBrowse For Libraries

Press Release

Local media, such as newspapers and radio, are often interested in news about their library. A press release provides a quick and easy way to let your community know that BookBrowse is available to them.

BookBrowse receives over 100,000 unique visitors each week, the majority of who visit their library at least once a month, so many book lovers in your community will already be familiar with BookBrowse's free content and will welcome having full access through their library. Many others will discover BookBrowse for the first time thanks to your subscription.


[xxx] Library Announces New Book Recommendation Service:

[Location, Date]: Patrons of [xxxx] Library now have free access to, a leading book recommendation and review website, thanks to a subscription taken out by [xxxx] Library.

BookBrowse seeks out books that tell you something about the world you didn't before. Such as novels that whisk you to unfamiliar times and places, thrillers that are more than just 'page-turners', and thought-provoking non-fiction that entertains as it informs.

Some of BookBrowse's content is publicly available, but a number of premium features are accessible only by subscription. [xxxx] cardholders can now use their library card to access members-only content by visiting ""[specific info for accessing BookBrowse from individual library - suggest using bookbrowse "quicklink" that has been set up for you] or

Here are a few highlights of what BookBrowse has to offer:

  • In depth reviews that focus on the characters, themes, writing style, and the overall experience of reading the book, so you can decide if it's going to be right for you.
  • "Beyond the Book" backstores that explore factual aspects relevant to each book.
  • More than 200 recommended reading lists, by genre, time period, setting, award winners, and a wide range of themes.
  • Handpicked "if you liked this, try these" recommendations for over 3000 books and 2000 authors.
  • Rich information and guidance for book clubs, including advice on starting and running a club, recommended books, reading guides, interviews with book clubs, and book discussions.
  • Fun quizzes, book news, polls, author interviews and book giveaways.
  • All books link directly to ""[xxxx] Library's catalog so you can check availability with one click!

Library Director, [name] says, "[your quote - see below for example quotes used in the past]"

Founded in 1998, provides book reviews and recommendations to over 100,000 unique visitors each week. The site is targeted at avid readers (81% of visitors read 3+ books each month, 45% read 6+) who want to read more than just the same old bestsellers that everyone else is reading but do not have the time or inclination to wade through warehouse-sized bookstores or huge online databases to find their next great read.  Some of BookBrowse's content is publicly available, but many premium features are accessible only by subscription.

About [Library Name]
[Info about your library]

Press contacts: Davina Morgan-Witts, Founder & Executive Editor, (408) 867-6500 (direct)

[Library Name][Name], [Tel]

Example quotes others have used in the past:

We're excited to be able to offer BookBrowse to our patrons because it's so easy to use, and filled with such great content. Because patrons can also access it outside of the library, it's the next best thing to having your own personal librarian.

BookBrowse makes it easy and fun to find that next great read , and then reserve it at [your library's name] with just a few clicks. I love using BookBrowse, and we know our patrons will, too.