Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Book Browse- another social media site for librarians and Book Lovers!

Book Browse  Visitors can view BookBrowse  for free. You can also join for even  more content- I did not join yet- I am too busy seeing all I can for free.  There are lots to do and I want to see all that I can get for free!

   On the main pates  there is a featured daily book with reviews, publication information and summary, short excerpts , and a reading guide questions ( all for the featured book!)   Also , you will see This Weeks Top Picks, which showcases 10 or 11 books and gives the same information at noted above.

   There is a free twice monthly newsletter with lots of information on the newest books.  Among other tabs,  one is Recommendations by members.  Another is Read - a -Likes lets you browse recommended title and authors. There is a book club tab where members can log in and discuss books.

   Also this site has a great tool for librarians to help keep them on top of the newest books.  We can also use it to help our patrons find their next great read.  It would also be a great help with collection developments.

   The site contains book reviews and other tools in a very user friendly and searchable.   In Book Browse, you can browse or search for your preferences. There are cross references to genres, themes, and time periods. Book Browse pulls the best  books  to help guide readers to the books they will love,   It can also be linked to you local  OPAC at your library.

  Key Features: Browse or Search, Readalikes, Complete Book information, reader reviews, and resources for book clubs.


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