Readers’ Advisory Blogs

Here are links to a couple of other Readers’ Advisory Blogs that provide books reviews and other interesting posts about book publishing and reading trends.

Reader’s Advisory Online Blog “Welcome to the blog for readers’ advisors and bibliophiles who work with readers. You’ll find essential news, tips, fun stuff, and a community for exploring RA issues. The blog is presented by the Reader’s Advisor Online”.

Early Word: The Publisher| Library Connection While this blog is written for librarians it valuable up-to-date information about newly published books. “This is a Blog and Web site on a mission — to give libraries the earliest information possible on the books their customers will be looking for, so they can stay ahead of demand. By giving readers what they want, when they want it, we believe libraries can increase their circulation and their support”.

Maud Newton A quirky blog with book reviews as well as posts about news in the literary world.

Reading the Past By Sarah Johnson, a reference librarian. The blog contains “reviews of new and backlist titles, offer occasional interviews and guest posts, post news and new publishing deals, and preview forthcoming titles, among other things”.

Shelf Awareness: Enlightenment for Readers  “Helps readers discover the 25 best books of the week, as chosen by our industry experts. We also have news about books and authors, author interviews and more”. Readers can subscribe to the newsletter or view them on the blog archive”. Readers can subscribe to the weekly newsletter or view the posting on the blog archive.

Blogging for a Good Book “Read a new review every day, Monday through Friday! The staff of the Williamsburg Regional Library in Virginia bring you short reviews of books, movies, and more!”


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