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Jan 22, 2015

BookBrowse Receives Gold in Modern Library Awards

Saratoga, Calif. January 22, 2015 - announced it has received a Gold Award from LibraryWorks' prestigious Modern Library Awards.

The Modern Library Awards were created to recognize the top products in the library industry in an unbiased format. Products were submitted in the Fall using a simple application, and then were posted on a private site with an enhanced description and attendant materials. These products were batched into small groups and sent to the LRG database of more than 80,000 librarians at public, K-12, academic, and special libraries. Only customers with experience with these products in their facilities were permitted to judge the products, resulting in an unbiased score.

Each judge scored the product on a numeric basis from 1-10. Scores above a 6.5 average were issued awards based on scoring level.

"We are honored to be recognized for the services we provide to libraries and their patrons. With the large number of books published each year, it is difficult to cut through the noise - but delivers recommendations of the latest books in a wide variety of genres," said Davina Morgan-Witts, CEO and Publisher. "We also go beyond the book to deliver in-depth back stories, reading guides, readalikes, and a broad range of other resources for the ardent booklover."

As a readers advisory tool for libraries, BookBrowse delivers:

  • Reviews of fiction and non-fiction books
  • Twice monthly online magazine
  • Recommendations by genre, setting, theme, time
  • Thousands of readalikes by book and author
  • 'Beyond the Book' articles and interviews
  • Previews of notable books publishing soon
  • Resources for book clubs, including reading guides, recommendations & advice
  • One-click link to relevant book in library OPAC

"The Modern Library Awards were developed to recognize outstanding products for libraries," says Jennifer Newman, associate publisher and MLA program manager. "BookBrowse was selected as one of the leading services for librarians and being honored with the Gold distinction says a lot about how much the library marketplace values BookBrowse."

For more information about and its products, please visit or call 1.800.745.5306 x 101

About LibraryWorks
LibraryWorks helps administrators to make informed decisions about library technology, automation and software, collection development and management, facilities and furnishings, staffing, purchasing, and other areas that drive effective strategic planning and day-to-day operations. Our family of resources can enable you to identify best practices, monitor trends, evaluate new products and services, apply for grants and funding, post or find a job, and even enjoy some library humor.

About the Modern Library Awards Program
The Modern Library Awards (MLAs) is a product-review program designed to recognize elite products in the market which can help library management personnel enhance the quality-of-experience for the library user and increase the performance of their library systems.
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About BookBrowse for Libraries is a readers' advisory tool that covers thousands of books in a wide variety of genres. Through the twice-monthly BookBrowse Review, members receive the latest book recommendations, related beyond the book features, sneak previews of upcoming books and more. Each featured book on is backed by a professional review, an extensive beyond the book feature, readalikes, excerpts, author biography and more. Reading guides and related resources make an invaluable resource for book clubs.

About BookBrowse

Our Mission
Because people don’t have the time to read about every book, let alone read all of them, BookBrowse seeks out and recommends only the best in contemporary fiction and nonfiction. We feature high-quality, well-written books across a range of genres, mainly for adults, with some outstanding YA—books that not only engage and entertain but also deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

Our Visitors
Each month, BookBrowse attracts half a million avid readers and buyers of intelligent fiction and narrative nonfiction, particularly book clubbers and those who read to expand their horizons. They visit us looking to find out what’s new, and to explore their specific reading interests. They return to us, and subscribe to our newsletters, because our carefully curated content allows them to bypass the noise of less selective and crowd-sourced sites to easily find the books that are right for them.

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BookBrowse seeks out and recommends the best in contemporary fiction and nonfiction—books that not only engage and entertain but also deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.