BookBrowse Webinars

BookBrowse offers free webinars covering a range of topics related to books and reading and, in particular, book clubs. During 2020 and the first half of 2021, our focus is on webinars for librarians to share findings from our two recent research reports (during 2020 these were attended by over 1,000 librarians), and to provide tours of our readers' advisory product, BookBrowse for Libraries.

If there are no future dates below, please email us (the chances are we've simply forgotten to update this page, so a reminder is always appreciated!) We generally set the dates between two weeks to a month ahead, and include them in our free newsletters, in particular in the monthly issue of "Librarian News". To subscribe to newsletters, click here.

Webinars for Librarians

Building Community Through Book Clubs

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We'll explore actionable insights from BookBrowse's two recent research reports: The Inner Lives of Book Clubs (2019) and Book Clubs in Lockdown (2020).

The information in this webinar is tailored to public librarians, but others involved in book clubs are welcome to attend if the topic is of interest.

More about the research at bookbrowse.com/wp.

Topics include:

  • How book clubs have adapted during the pandemic and future implications.
  • The factors most successful groups have in common.
  • What book clubs look for in their books.
  • What people want from a book group and how well-placed public libraries are to meet this need.
  • How to run multiple, diverse book clubs with minimal staff involvement.

Certificate of Attendance available.


"This was absolutely one of the most useful webinars I have attended this year."
Amy Christiansen, Patron Experience Associate,
Jefferson County Public Library, CO (Dec 2020)

Speaker Bio: Davina Morgan-Witts, Publisher
Contact by email. 1-800-745-5306 x 101

Introduction to BookBrowse for Libraries

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Please join us for a brief guided tour of BookBrowse for Libraries -- an award-winning, curated readers' advisory resource that specializes in in-depth book recommendations and a wealth of supplemental reading resources and book club materials, all in a user-friendly format.

BookBrowse seeks out and recommends books that entertain, engage and inform with a focus on titles for book clubs and those who read to expand their horizons.

BookBrowse offers free and premium content, with different subscription options to fit your library's needs. Pricing is based on a library's service population, for example, in-library and remote access for a population of 4,000 = $240 annually; for a population of 45,000 = $860 annually.

More information: bookbrowse.com/lib
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Reading Resources:
  • Original reviews of the best in US contemporary fiction & nonfiction
  • "Beyond the book" articles
  • Substantial excerpts
  • Author interviews and bios
  • Twice-monthly online magazine
Book Club Resources:
  • Online book club discussions
  • Over 1,500 reading guides (printable)
  • Book club interviews
  • Advice on running a book club
  • Weekly top-10 most popular books
Readers' Advisory:
  • Hand-selected read-alikes for 4,000+ books and 3,000+ authors
  • Search books by genre, time period, setting and theme
  • Previews of notable books publishing soon including pre-pub reviews
Library Integration:
  • Library branding on every page
  • All books link directly to OPAC
  • Dynamic apps for library website so patrons can search directly
  • Proprietary login-free remote access
  • IP recognition in library

Certificate of Attendance available.

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

Judging Librarian of the 2020 Modern Library Awards.
BookBrowse was awarded Platinum

Speaker: Elena Spagnolie, Library Specialist
Contact by email. 1-800-745-5306 x 109

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