BookBrowse For Libraries

About BookBrowse

MLA Gold Award Site BookBrowse - winner of Gold in the 2017 Modern Library Awards - is an affordable, reader-focused, and user-friendly readers' advisory resource and online magazine suited for librarians and patrons alike.

Unlike the many databases that attempt to list all books regardless of quality, BookBrowse carefully sifts through the thousands of books published each month - saving librarians and patrons valuable time - and recommends only the best.

Exceptional books don't just entertain, they also engage, enlighten and make us step outside of ourselves. BookBrowse seeks out these books across a range of genres, both fiction and nonfiction, and links each book page to the corresponding book in the library's OPAC for one-click searching.

Our editorial focus coupled with our extensive reading group resources makes BookBrowse a particularly valuable destination for book club members and those who read to expand their horizons, as well as librarians responsible for collection development and book club organization.

Focusing on depth rather than breadth, BookBrowse provides a wealth of information, including:

  • In-depth reviews of the best in contemporary fiction and nonfiction.
  • "Beyond the Book" articles that explore historical, cultural and contextual aspects of each featured book.
  • Thousands of handpicked read-alike suggestions, and hundreds of themed reading lists.
  • Extensive book club resources such as reading guides, top 10 recommendations and author interviews.
  • A link from each book to the relevant search result in your library's OPAC.
  • Previews of notable books publishing soon - available online or as a downloadable spreadsheet.
  • And much more. See full feature list.

Two Subscription Options to Suit Your Public Library:

BookBrowse offers some content for free, but full access is only for subscribers. To fit the varying needs of libraries, BookBrowse offers two types of subscriptions:

  • Library Subscriptions: Starting at $200/year, library subscriptions include unlimited on-site and remote access for both librarians and patrons.
  • Librarian Only Subscriptions: For libraries interested in BookBrowse for staff-use only, i.e. not for patron use. Includes unlimited on-site and remote access for designated librarians. An excellent option for librarians responsible for collection development and book club organization. Starts at $100/year.
If you are a college or high school librarian and would like BookBrowse for your library - either for collection development purposes or for student use - please contact us for pricing.

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