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Personalized Reading Profile

Get reading recommendations... customized just for you! Complete a personalized reading profile and our expert librarians will match your tastes with some great reads.

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Book Groups

The Kansas City Public Library features book groups on a regular basis.

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Reading Lists

If you’re in the market for fresh book titles or authors, these themed lists can provide you with some inspiration.

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Check out hundreds of book lists and recommendations from librarians, publishers, and booksellers. NoveList also offers other great features reader resources.

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Book Reviews

When I heard Aaron Mahnke had written a book about The World of Lore, I hoped he would use the freedom of this different format to dive more deeply into each story, and into the subject as a whole, than he does in his podcast. I wanted him to tackle the Big Questions in more substantive way. If the podcast is tapas, I wanted the book to be meat and potatoes. It’s not.

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Readers Scene

On a recent segment for KCUR’s Central Standard, the Bibliofiles gathered to talk about romance novels and the fan outrage that started with a piece in The New York Times' Book Review section. Listen to audio from the chat about why readers like romance (not just for the steamy parts), and get some heart-racin' reading recommendations.

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