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Quick Hits

Timeless books that no one should miss

Quick Hits: Dysfunctional Families, Unforgettable Characters, and Small-Town Intrigue

by Kiley Turner

In Quick Hits, we look through our stacks to bring you books that, when they were published, elicited a lot of reaction and praise. Our selections will …

Quick Hits: 9 Books Well Worth Your While

by Kiley Turner

In Quick Hits, we look through our stacks to bring you books that, when they were published, elicited a lot of reaction and praise. Our selections will …

Quick Hits: Lightning, Sand, Coconuts, and More

by Kiley Turner

In Quick Hits, we look through our stacks to bring you books that, when they were published, elicited a lot of reaction and praise. Our selections will …

Quick Hits: 5 Gems You Don't Want to Miss

by Kiley Turner

Explore these gems including "the year's [2017] best collection of short stories," a sweeping new romantic fantasy, a striking debut, an exploration of …

Quick Hits: Cranky Dads, Angsty Teens, and Love Letters

by Kiley Turner

In Quick Hits, we look through our stacks to bring you books that, when they were published, elicited a lot of reaction and praise. Our selections will …

Quick Hits: 6 Books for Teens this Fall

These new books span everything from disability and difference to grief and homelessness – and so much in between. They're important books, and gripping …

Quick Hits: Circus Acts, Prison Love, Middle Age, and More

In Quick Hits, we look through our stacks to bring you books that, when they were published, elicited a lot of reaction and praise. Our selections will …

Quick Hits: 5 Books with Awesome Reviews

In Quick Hits, we look through our stacks to bring you books that, when they were published, elicited a lot of reaction and praise. Our selections will …

Quick Hits: Stunning Fiction and Poetry PLUS a Brilliant Cookbook

by Kiley Turner

In Quick Hits, we look through our stacks to bring you books that, when they were published, elicited a lot of reaction and praise. Our selections will …

Quick Hits: Laugh-Out-Loud Titles

In Quick Hits, we look through our stacks to bring you books that, when they were published, elicited a lot of reaction and praise. Our selections will …

Quick Hits: Incredible Debuts and Award Winners

From fiction to poetry and YA, these books deserve a place on your nightstand.

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  • The Chat

    By Trevor Corkum

    Great writers from across the country sit down with us to talk about their books, and the stories behind them.

  • Shelf Talkers

    Rob Wiersema

    Indie booksellers from coast to coast tell us the books they can't stop recommending to their customers.

  • Quick Hits

    Kiley Turner

    The best books are timeless, and they deserve to find readers whenever and wherever.

  • Notes From a Children's Librarian

    Julie Booker

    Our resident children's librarian columnist chooses books by theme for children of all ages.

  • On Our Radar

    Kerry Clare

    We spotlight books generating buzz all over the web, and beyond.