The fourth Wednesday in January offers a unique opportunity for book lovers on Library Shelfie Day.
Some collectors of books tend to arrange their collections so their spines can be admired pleasantly. Others have a system of organization that results in an alternative art form. However our books are organized on the shelf, on Library Shelfie Day, they are meant to be photographed and shared on social media.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Whether you have just a small library with a few select favorites or are a true bibliophile, on Library Shelfie Day, arrange your collection on a shelf and take a picture. Use #LibraryShelfieDay to share on social media.
The New York Public Library founded Library Shelfie Day as a way to observe various national holidays by displaying shelfies representing books from each day.
Then here are some ideas for what you might to read, watch or listen to next?
Those of you familiar with the layout of the adult collection on the second floor of the library will know that our Fiction (FIC) section is only part of our fiction collection.
Genre fiction is a part of fiction, of course, but fans of certain genres like to be able to browse books it their particular area of interest. As we can’t stand the idea of not being as helpful as possible, certain genres have been separated out from the rest so that readers can do just that.
Graphic Novels, Mystery, Romance, Speculative Fiction (an umbrella term that covers Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror) and Westerns all have there own area.
It can get a little confusing sometimes when a book could fit into more than one category – genre crossovers and mash-ups were always a part of certain genres (hence grouping sci-fi, fantasy and horror together under Speculative Fiction) but they are only becoming more common – so, if you are not sure what section to look in just ask.
We are here to help!
- LONG ROAD TO MERCY by David Baldacci
Atlee Pine, an FBI special agent assigned to the remote wilds of the western United States. Ever since her twin sister was abducted by a notorious serial killer at age five, Atlee has spent her life hunting down those who hurt others. And she’s the best at it. She could be one of the Bureau’s top criminal profilers, if she didn’t prefer catching criminals in the vast wilderness of the West to climbing the career ladder in the D.C. office. Her chosen mission is a lonesome one–but that suits her just fine.
- THE RECKONING by John Grisham
- WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens
- THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris
- FIRE AND BLOOD by George R.R. Martin
- EVERY BREATH by Nicholas Sparks
- BIRD BOX by Josh Malerman (NEW)
- TARGET: ALEX CROSS by James Patterson
- A DOG’S WAY HOME by W. Bruce Cameron
- PAST TENSE by Lee Child
- NINE PERFECT STRANGERS by Liane Moriarty
- ONE DAY IN DECEMBER by Josie Silver
- THE ALICE NETWORK by Kate Quinn
- ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE by Gail Honeyman
- CRAZY RICH ASIANS by Kevin Kwan
If there is a better way to pass a lunch hour (for free), I can’t think of it.