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Readers’ Advisory Book Source
Our very own readers’ advisory wiki providing annotations, reading suggestions, and links to both general and genre specific resources, created and curated by Princeton Public Library staff.
Providing reviews and annotations for about 150,000 fiction titles and 50,000 nonfiction titles; and over 4,000 custom created articles and lists, including readalikes and book discussion questions.
Award Winning Books
- Pulitzer Prize Fiction / Nonfiction
- Nobel Prize in Literature
- National Book Awards
- National Book Critics Circle Awards
- Man Booker Prize
- Hugo Awards
- Edgar Awards
- James Beard Awards
All library book groups are open to the public. No registration required. Drop-ins are highly encouraged. Questions, comments, suggestions? Contact Kristin Friberg at 609.924.9529 ext. 257.
Books on Tap
Librarian Kristin Friberg leads this discussion group, which meets monthly in the historic Yankee Doodle Tap Room of the Nassau Inn. Bring your library card to get $2-$3 selected beer specials and a 10 percent discount on any appetizer from the menu. Click on the events calendar for dates and book selections.
Led by librarian Gayle Stratton, this group regularly meets the first Monday of each month at 7:30pm in the first floor quiet room. There are no meetings in July and August. Click on the events calendar for dates and book selections.
Led by librarian Kristin Friberg, this group regularly meets the second Thursday of each month at 10:30am in the second floor conference room. Click on the events calendar for dates and book selections.
Resources for Book Groups
The library provides multiple copies of book group titles. You may complete the form online or print the Book Group Multiple Copies form and submit to Kristin Friberg a minimum of two months in advance. Additionally, the form may be handed in at the first floor Welcome Desk.
Starting a book group from scratch? Check out our guide for helpful suggestions: How to Start a Book Group.pdf
eLibraryNJ: Browse downloadable audiobooks and eBooks at eLibraryNJ. Enjoy these collections on your computer (PC or Mac) or on selected portable devices (including MP3, iPod) and also download directly to your iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, or Android. Browse audiobooks to find newly added titles or iPod titles. eBooks range from computers to study guides to Romance and Young Adult fiction. Please note to use ListenNJ audiobooks you will have to download Overdrive Media Console. Checkout a maximum of 5 books at time, for up to 14 days depending on your preference. No overdue fees, books are automatically returned to the library at the end of lending period. You will need a valid Princeton Public Library card to checkout books.
Axis360: Read full-color, full-layout eBooks for computers, laptops, eBook readers, tablets, and smartphones. Our collection includes fiction and non-diction for adults, children, and teens. Please note: to get started, you will need to download the free Blio eReading app (www.blio.com) and create an account. Check out a maximum of 5 books at a time for up to 14 days. No overdue fees; books are automatically returned to the library at the end of the lending period. You will need a valid Princeton Public Library card to check out books.
OneClickDigital: Enjoy these collections on your computer (PC or Mac) or on selected portable devices (including MP3, iPod) and also download directly to your iPhone, iPad, Blackberry (Android coming later in 2012). Please note: to use OneClickDigital audiobooks, you will need to download OneClickDigital Media Manager. Check out a maximum of 3 books at time for up to 7 days. No overdue fees; books are automatically returned to the library at the end of lending period. You will need a valid Princeton Public Library card to check out books.
Zinio: Enjoy full-color, page-for-page digital copies of over 70 magazine titles, including popular selections such as "Bloomberg Businessweek," "Car & Driver," "Consumer Reports," "Dwell," "The Economist," "Elle," "ESPN Magazine," "Esquire," "Forbes," "Food Network Magazine," "Marie Claire," "Martha Stewart Living," "Men's Health," "Newsweek," "Oprah," "Parenting," "Popular Photography," "Runner's World," and "Shape." Available for the Mac, PC, Apple & Android mobile devices, and Kindle Fire.