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Jan 09, 2020

BookBrowse Wins Platinum in the 2020 Modern Library Awards

BookBrowse for Libraries Platinum Winner, 2020 Modern Library AwardsBookBrowse is proud to announce that it has received Platinum (the highest category) in the 2020 Modern Library Awards for its BookBrowse for Libraries resource which enables libraries to provide all their patrons full access to all BookBrowse's membership content.

The MLAs were created by LibraryWorks to recognize the top products and services in the library industry in an unbiased format. Products were rated on a scale of 1-10; BookBrowse scored 9.34!

Two of the judging librarians said:

"I use BookBrowse to find titles for my book group at the library. I especially like how books are put into various categories, making it very easy to select the specific topic you'd like to read about. I also love the book group interviews. I have found great recommendations for books, and advice on how to deal with difficult situations. Their love of books, and their willingness to assist libraries is truly appreciated."

"The BookBrowse staff is wonderful in that they listen to any concerns & questions that you have. The response turn around time is fast and the product is first rate. It serves not only as a tool for reader's advisory, but is current and user-friendly. I recommend this product."

About BookBrowse for Libraries

BookBrowse for Libraries is an affordable, reader-focused, and user-friendly readers' advisory resource that features more than 20 years of the best in contemporary fiction and nonfiction across a range of genres.

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.

Librarians: Visit or download our 4-page brochure.

Patrons: Visit to see if your library subscribes.

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. Their 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 review program designed to recognize elite products and services 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.

Companies provide concise write-ups of their products/services and submit them for review. These are then sent out to the LibraryWorks readership - librarians in public, academic, K-12, and special libraries - who submit their reviews on a 1-10 scoring system. Each judge has to have had experience with the product or service, and the LibraryWorks staff have no influence on the scoring.

For more about BookBrowse for Libraries:
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About BookBrowse


BookBrowse is your guide to exceptional books. 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 recommend 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. More


BookBrowse is a destination for avid readers of intelligent fiction and narrative nonfiction, particularly book clubbers and those who read to expand their horizons. Readers visit BookBrowse looking to find out what’s new, and to explore their specific reading interests in a carefully curated environment that allows them to bypass the noise of less selective and crowd-sourced sites to easily find the books that are right for them.

BookBrowse offers free and premium content, with subscription options for individuals and libraries, so that all patrons can access from anywhere at any time.


BookBrowse has been researching readers and book clubs for more than 15 years, during which time weve researched more than 20,000 readers and book club members. Published research includes: "Book Clubs in the US" (2015), "The Inner Lives of Book Clubs" (2019) and "Book Clubs in Lockdown":


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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.