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Find a Good Book

We're always happy to help you find a good book when you come in to one of our library locations. Please don't hesitate to ask us for suggestions.

However, we do have a lot of other great resources you can use to look for a book you'll love, right from the comfort of your own home.

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Books We Recommend
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Book Carousels
Browse our virtual shelves. View book covers and summaries from themed book lists right from the front page of our library catalog. You'll find new lists every few weeks.
Brown bag Brown Bag Booktalks
Why not join us at one of our quarterly Brown Bag Booktalks? You bring your lunch; we'll bring the coffee and some fresh-brewed book recommendations. Feel free to bring a book to share with the group. In the meantime, enjoy the booklist from the last booktalk.
Book shelves Bibliographies - Under construction. Please check back soon!
Looking for a book on a specific topic or theme? Want to know what books read like some of your favorite authors and titles? Check out our library staff-created bibliographies.
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Our Favorite Reads
If we could give our own awards, these would be our blue-ribbon books. Click here to meet some of our staff and browse their best-beloved reads.

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Teen Reading Room
Lists of recommended books just for teens.

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Book Obsession
Teen book blog from Glendale Public Library's own teen librarians.

Child reading

Youth Reading Room
Lists of recommended books just for kids.

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Search Tools

Bestseller Lists
See the latest popular titles on the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, USA Today and Indie Bound bestseller lists.

Books & Authors Books & Authors
Search and browse titles, authors, and genres; includes book reviews, bibliographies and awards. Browse recommended reading lists created by librarians and subject experts or create your own reading and search lists. Great source for reading groups and book clubs. Requires a Glendale Public Library card to use.
Novelist NoveList Plus
This readers' advisory service not only provides access to information on 155,000 fiction titles, but also offers a wide range of feature content to serve fiction readers of all ages. The database includes author read-alikes, book discussion guides, reading lists and more. Requires a Glendale Public Library card to use.
Books in a Series

Books in a Series
Find out the reading order of a series with these handy websites:

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Book Club Library Sponsored Book Discussion Groups
All Glendale libraries host book discussion groups. Come along and join the fun, or just browse their latest book selections for inspiration.

Book Clubs to Go
Start your own book discussion group with our handy kits. Kits include copies of the book, discussion questions, book reviews, and more.

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