Book Lovers Corner

Book Clubs

The Library offers several book groups which are open to the public and free of charge.
Click below to find information on a specific book group.

Nonfiction     Fiction

Nonfiction Book Discussion Group

The nonfiction book club meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Activity Room located in the Youth Services Department. Those interested in joining the club can contact Joe Nash at 458-9274 or by e-mail at nashj@colonielibrary.org.


Fiction Book Discussion Group

The fiction book club meets on the last Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Activity Room located in the Youth Services Department. The meeting months are September-November and January-May. If you would like to join the group, please register by completing this online form.

For other information on the group, please email Paul Drezelo at drezelop@colonielibrary.org or call the Information Desk at 518-810-0314.


Book Review Sites

Amazon- This online bookstore offers some professional reviews, but more importantly encourages regular readers to post reviews of the books.

Book Browser: A Guide For Avid Readers -
Claim to have over 7,000 book reviews of all genres.

Booklist -
"Digital counterpart of the American Library Association's Booklist magazine. Annually reviews about 4,000 books for adults, 2,500 titles for children, 500 reference books and electronic reference tools, and 1,000 other audiovisual materials."

Bookspot -
Provides a nice array of links to bookreview sources.

Librarian's Index To The Internet Book Review Sites - A comprehensive list of book review sites on the Web.

Reading Group Choices For Book Discussion Reading - suggested reading for book discussion groups. Arranged by topic, includes reviews.

New York Times Book Review -
"Includes an archive of thousands of reviews, book-related news pieces, bestseller lists, and interviews back to 1996. In addition, the full-text of First Chapters of selected bestsellers and featured titles are available."

The Bookhive (for children's' books)-
"A searchable collection for brief reviews of hundreds of children's books, also browsable by category. Books may be searched for by author, title, illustrator, reading level, reading interest, or page length."


Online Bookstores

For a nice list of online bookstores, please visit BookSpot

 

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