Over 1 million books are published in the United States every year (and the number keeps climbing). Choosing which of those books you're going to read can be anything but simple.
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To help you, we’ve gathered some resources aimed at guiding readers & book clubs to their next favorite book.
If you are wondering which book to read next, or if you are looking to expand your literary horizons, please fill out our customized book list form and deliver it to the Reference Desk. Our Reference Librarians will scour the shelves to find between 5 and 10 suggestions for your reading enjoyment.
Need a little help deciding on what your next read is going to be? With over 150,000 fiction titles, and more than 4,000 custom created articles and lists (subject guides, award winners, Readalikes, etc.), NoveList can help connect you with great reads.NoveList Plus Your one-stop shop for everything non-fiction and fiction (for NPL library card holders only).
You can listen to your NPL and MVLC audio books many different ways. We offer audio books on CD, Playaways (MP3 players with a preloaded audio book title), and access to Overdrive, a collection of digitally downloadable audio books for your PC, Mac, or mobile device. Use the online catalog to see the NPL and MVLC collection of audio books. Use Overdrive just like a regular library – if a book is available, you can check it out and download it from home.
Download free ebooks to your eReader and other mobile devices. Access our ebook collection through Overdrive. More Overdrive titles are available through the Boston Public Library to any Massachusetts resident with a BPL eCard.
The Library’s fiction book club for adults meets on one Tuesday evening at 7:00pm each month and welcomes new members. Meeting dates and book selections can be found on our event calendar. Please contact our Reference staff for help requesting any of the titles.
The nonfiction book club for adults meets one Wednesday evening at 7:00pm each month and new members are always welcome. Meeting dates and book selections can be found on our event calendar. Please contact our Reference staff for help requesting any of the titles.
Literary InQueeries is the Library’s newest book club! We meet at Commune (33 Pleasant Street, Newburyport) on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm. Welcoming all adults interested in reading fiction and non-fiction books with LGBTQA+ themes. Meeting dates and book selections can be found on our event calendar. Please contact Reference staff for help requesting titles.
If you love cooking, enjoy talking about food and always have your nose in a cookbook, then this book group is for you! The group meets monthly on the first Monday of the month. Participants are asked to bring a dish to share from that month’s cookbook. Meeting dates and book selections can be found on our event calendar.
Please contact our Reference staff at 978-465-4428 x242 for help requesting any of the cookbook titles. Registration is required and space is limited. This book group cannot accommodate drop-ins. Please register using the link provided on the group description located on our event calendar
The Retired Readers Book Group invites you to join our monthly book discussion at the Newburyport Senior Community Center, located at 331 High Street in Newburyport. This group meets on the second Wednesday each month, from 2:00-3:00 pm. Retired Readers chat about books on a variety of themes, including classics, contemporary and popular fiction, and even a little nonfiction. A general interest reading group for the young at heart! Please contact the Reference Department to inquire about selections and participation: 978 465-4428 x242
Books clubs have special needs. We need to know our books are discussable. We need to know our club choices won’t tank. We need to know more. Well, here’s more. These resources were selected for their uniqueness, thoughtful features, and in some cases, rank popularity. Go forth and book club.Book Browse Reading guide questions and more.