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Maya Angelou – The Official Website

Maya Angelou – The Official Website

Features news, biography, books, films, and a photo and video gallery of this poet, educator, historian, author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Drama & Performance (Theater & Stagecraft); Entertainment & Leisure–Books; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare; Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Poetry

EMP Museum

EMP Museum

The museum presents interpretive, interactive exhibitions in popular music, including rock, jazz, country, hip-hop, and more. Also provides calendars for live music events and shows. View memorabilia and artifacts, and listen to musicians tell their stories.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Science Fiction & Fantasy; Entertainment & Leisure–Music; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Music

WWW Virtual Library – American Indians – Index of Native American Book Resources on the Internet

WWW Virtual Library – American Indians – Index of Native American Book Resources on the Internet

Large collection of reviews of books by and about Native Americans. “Reviews are indexed by subject, author, tribe, and title. Reviews are divided into 4 reading levels: children, Middle School, YA, Adult, and there are also sections covering Reference Works (encyclopedias, atlases, biographies, language dictionaries); Art-Craft; Math-Science (Nati …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books

MPPL Genre Fiction Book Lists and Suggestions

MPPL Genre Fiction Book Lists and Suggestions

Reader’s Advisory lists developed by the Mount Prospect Public Library. Can be used to access book lists by genres such as fantasy, historical fiction, romance, mystery, suspense, westerns, etc.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Libraries–On The Job–Reference; Entertainment & Leisure–Books

Civil War Book Review

Civil War Book Review

“In this quarterly journal we strive to cover, through annotations and full length reviews, all Civil War books published in a given year.”
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Wars–Civil War

The Medieval Bestiary: Animals in the Middle

The Medieval Bestiary: Animals in the Middle

Beasts! Creatures both fictional and real are the topic of the Medieval Bestiary site. See pictures and read text from the ancient books of beasts and birds. Link to the Bestiary Blog or find articles about fantastic creatures and the people who wrote about them.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Science Fiction & Fantasy; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–European History–Middle Ages (Medieval); Arts & Humanities–History–History By Era–Medieval (Middle Ages) History

Comics Worth Reading

Comics Worth Reading

“News and reviews of graphic novels, manga, comic books, and related subjects.” Includes sections on indy comics, superheroes, comics by women, comic classics, and minicomics.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Comics; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Criticism; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Graphic Arts & Design; Sports, Entertainment And Arts–Comics

DScriptorium

DScriptorium

“DScriptorium is devoted to collecting, storing and distributing digital images of Medieval manuscripts (D is for Digital)”. Browsable site containing links to a number of online exhibits featuring medieval manuscripts. Includes both descriptive text and images.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books; Arts & Humanities–History–Historical Documents And Sources

Comics.com

Comics.com

‘Nearly 100’ newspaper comic strips, complete with 30-day archives, from United Feature Syndicate. Featuring comics from Peanuts to Dilbert to Liberty Meadows to Doonesbury. Also contains editorial cartoons.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Comics

Galleycat

Galleycat

A site hosted by MediaBistro dedicated to books, book reviews, publishing news, and writing and contributed to by various writers/bloggers. A great place to start to find book and publishing resources and news.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Books & Reading Blogs; Entertainment & Leisure Blogs–Books & Reading Blogs

BookBlog

BookBlog

A book discussion group that meets once a month online. Each member of BookBlog volunteers to choose a book, begin the discussion by making the first post, and moderate that discussion.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Books & Reading Blogs; Entertainment & Leisure Blogs–Books & Reading Blogs

Maud Newton

Maud Newton

Insight into the public industry, as well as literary links and news, from the perspective of a Manhattan editor and writer.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Books & Reading Blogs; Entertainment & Leisure Blogs–Books & Reading Blogs

Brandywine Books

Brandywine Books

An homage to Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings Trilogy, this blog by book lover Phil Wade of Chattanooga, TN, gives book news, reviews, and usually book-related digresses. It also offers a number of other book blogs and links.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Books & Reading Blogs; Entertainment & Leisure Blogs–Books & Reading Blogs

The Literary Saloon at The Complete Review: A Literary Weblog

The Literary Saloon at The Complete Review: A Literary Weblog

The Literary Saloon is the weblog of The Complete Review, which reviews books and provides blurbs from other reputable book review sources, as well as news and commentary (which is definitely not restricted to items that can be found on the net).
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Books & Reading Blogs; Arts & Humanities Blogs–Literary Criticism Blogs; Arts & Humanities Blogs–Literary Criticism Blogs; Entertainment & Leisure Blogs–Books & Reading Blogs

Blogcritics.org

Blogcritics.org

A collaborative blog where bloggers review “music, books, film, popular culture, and technology.” Popular culture is a grab bag of responses to politics, recent news items, controversial issues, and things to see and do around the country and the world (like the Dachua Beer festival). One can also find discussions/responses to current events in mus …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Books & Reading Blogs; Arts & Humanities Blogs–Literary Criticism Blogs; Arts & Humanities Blogs–Literary Criticism Blogs; Entertainment & Leisure Blogs–Books & Reading Blogs

NewPages Weblog

NewPages Weblog

Provides commentary and news on new books, magazines, and music from an alternative perspective. The blog is part of the NewPages internet portal, a gateway to hundreds of alternative and/or independent literary and publishing magazines, publishers, press links, and review sources. NewPages also has its own book and magazine reviews.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Books & Reading Blogs; Arts & Humanities Blogs–Literary Criticism Blogs; Arts & Humanities Blogs–Literary Criticism Blogs; Entertainment & Leisure Blogs–Books & Reading Blogs

Sara Ryan’s blog

Sara Ryan’s blog

Sara Ryan, author of Empress of the World, writes here about her librarian day-job, her writing, what she’s reading and listening to, etc. Leave a comment, or just read and keep up with news on her latest book!
Subject: Arts & Humanities Blogs–Library, Librarian & Library Science Blogs; Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Books & Reading Blogs; Arts & Humanities Blogs–Library, Librarian & Library Science Blogs; Entertainment & Leisure Blogs–Books & Reading Blogs; Reading And Writing–Blogs; Reading And Writing–Authors

MOBYlives

MOBYlives

Dennis Loy Johnson, short-story writer and winner of the Pushcart Prize and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, has written his syndicated newspaper column of the same name since 1998, discussing books and writers and occasionally giving hope to those fearing the literary arts are dead as Moby Dick — who didn’t die in the Melville’s stor …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Books & Reading Blogs; Arts & Humanities Blogs–Literary Criticism Blogs; Arts & Humanities Blogs–Literary Criticism Blogs; Entertainment & Leisure Blogs–Books & Reading Blogs

Collected Miscellany

Collected Miscellany

The blog is maintained by Kevin Holtsberry, a freelance writer in Ohio. Along with other contributors, the blog provides opinions and musings about books and writing. It also has long list of other blogs on art and culture.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Books & Reading Blogs; Arts & Humanities Blogs–Literary Criticism Blogs; Arts & Humanities Blogs–Literary Criticism Blogs; Entertainment & Leisure Blogs–Books & Reading Blogs

What should I read next?

What should I read next?

Enter the title and author of a book you’ve recently read and this search engine suggests other books you might like, as well. Free registration also allows you to build a comprehensive reading list – and to share your suggestions with others.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books; Reading And Writing–Reading Lists And Clubs

Poems : Spring : The Poetry Foundation

Poems : Spring : The Poetry Foundation

A collection of poems about Spring from the Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Tool. Treat yourself to some warm, spring theme poems from influential writers such as: E. E. Cummings, Robert Browning, and Robert Fitzgerald. Also featured are poems that first appeared in Poetry magazine.
Subject: Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–Poetry; Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Poetry

Poems : Fall : The Poetry Foundation

Poems : Fall : The Poetry Foundation

The Poetry Foundation provides a large selection of themed poetry for any occasion or time of year through its Poetry Tool. This collection provides 130 poems all about Fall. Some influential poets included in this collection are: Robert Frost, John Keats, and William Shakespeare. Also featured are poems that first appeared in Poetry magazine.
Subject: Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–Poetry; Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Poetry

The Crime Writers of Canada

The Crime Writers of Canada

“These CWC pages are intended to give you news and information about CWC members and their books. They also give you an opportunity to read new listings, submit reviews, and comments, and ask questions, and have some fun…”
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Mysteries & Thrillers

The ABAA Newsletter

The ABAA Newsletter

“The Online Newsletter of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America.” An archive of those issues of the print version more than a year old.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books; Business & Economics–Industry–Retail Trade

The Infancy of Printing

The Infancy of Printing

Online exhibit created by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Golda Meir Library featuring their collection of incunabula (books printed before 1501). Includes both descriptive text and scanned images of the books themselves.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Topic–History Of Science & Technology

Vintage Reading Group Guides

Vintage Reading Group Guides

This site offers online reading guides for various books. Designed especially for book groups, the guides include a description of each book, questions, discussion topics, and author biographies. Titles are arranged alphabetically, but they are also grouped according to category such as mystery.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature; Entertainment & Leisure–Books

Sci-Fi Wire

Sci-Fi Wire

Get the latest news about sci-fi movies, television shows, books, news, and anything sci-fi.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Science Fiction & Fantasy; Entertainment & Leisure–Television–Genres–Science Fiction & Fantasy; Entertainment & Leisure–Movies–Genres–Science Fiction & Fantasy

The Periodic Table of Comic Books

The Periodic Table of Comic Books

“Two members of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky, Jim Holler and Jack Selegue, have set forth to make known any and all references to the elements that can be found in comic books. Simply click on the desired element in the periodic chart and be whisked to another page to view scans of the actual comic book pages containing …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Comics; Science & Technology–Chemical Sciences (Chemistry)

The Best of Legends

The Best of Legends

A collection of resources–including commentary and criticism–on the net for various legends, such as Beowulf or Robin Hood. This archive preserves The Best of Legends – links to primary source material, scholarship, essays, and historical surveys – romance, adventure, and panache.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Customs, Traditions, And Folklore–Folklore–Legends And Myths; Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Romance & Gothic

The Modern Library: 100 Best Novels

The Modern Library: 100 Best Novels

“The Modern Library Board has selected and what it considers to be the best novels published in the English language since 1900.” Visitors to the site can also vote on what they think the best novels are. Registration is required to vote, but anyone can view the lists–the Modern Library’s 100 Best and the Readers’ 100 Best.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Book Lists & Awards; Entertainment & Leisure–Books

Edgar Governo, Historian of Things That Never Were

Edgar Governo, Historian of Things That Never Were

Links to timelines, chronologies, and histories of fictional worlds. Lightly annotated, divided up by medium (television, movies, books, comics). Among the topics covered are Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, and James Bond.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Comics; Entertainment & Leisure–Books; Entertainment & Leisure–Television–Genres; Entertainment & Leisure–Movies

Wolfram|Alpha

Wolfram|Alpha

Wolfram Alpha quickly locates facts, graphs, definitions, tables, numbers, formulas, and other data. Use the “Examples” page to browse and see all the different topics covered.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Book Lists & Awards; Health & Medical Sciences; Reference–Geography; Reference–Genealogy; Science & Technology–Earth Sciences; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics; Science & Technology–Chemical Sciences (Chemistry); Computers & Internet; Science & Technology–Life Sciences; Science & Technology–Astronomy; Reference–Dictionaries; Arts & Humanities–Literature; Arts & Humanities–History; Reference–Time & Weather; Reference–Biographies; Science & Technology–Engineering; Business & Economics–Finance; Science & Technology–Physics; Science & Technology–Mathematics; Regional & Country Information; Entertainment & Leisure–Music; Reference–Quotations; Reference–Thesauruses Or Thesauri; Reference–Calendars; Reference–Census Data & Demographics; Reference–Calculation & Conversion Tools; Entertainment & Leisure–Movies; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Math; Clubs And Organizations; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Geography; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Biographies; Money And Work–Personal Finance–Saving And Investment; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Music; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help—-English And Literature; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Sports; School And Homework Help–Homework Help—-Reference; School And Homework Help–College; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–History

Metacritic.com

Metacritic.com

Tons of reviews and criticism for film, DVDs, music, games, and TV. Media are given ratings to help you decide what was great, and what was not.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music; Entertainment & Leisure–Books; Entertainment & Leisure–Television; Entertainment & Leisure–Games; Entertainment & Leisure–Movies

LitLovers

LitLovers

Everything you need to know to start and/or run a book club! Includes reading suggestions, reading guides, a book club blog, and book-related recipes and movies. Also provides ideas for book clubs for kids.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature; Entertainment & Leisure–Books

The Pedestal Magazine

The Pedestal Magazine

A free bi-monthly online magazine featuring poetry, fiction, non-fiction, visual art and interviews with established writers.
Subject: Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–Poetry; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Online Texts–Contemporary Fiction; Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Poetry

FRiGG Magazine

FRiGG Magazine

A free online magazine for fiction and poetry with beautiful graphic designs.
Subject: Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–Poetry; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Online Texts–Contemporary Fiction; Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Poetry

The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online

The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online

Online source containing the works of Charles Darwin, including unpublished papers. Features a searchable index of the scientist???s publications, manuscripts, diaries, and notebooks as well as an extended biography. Supplemental materials include full-color illustrations of his research and MP3 audio files of selected readings from his texts. T …
Subject: Science & Technology–Life Sciences–Plant Biology (Botany); Science & Technology–Life Sciences–Zoology; Science & Technology–Life Sciences–Genetics; Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Non-fiction

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media

Offers ratings and age-appropriateness levels for parents and educators who are making decisions about media resources for children. Includes movies, Web sites, television shows, video games, books, and music. Available in Spanish.
Subject: Entertainment And Leisure–Games–Computer/Video/Arcade–Reviews; Entertainment & Leisure–Music; Entertainment & Leisure–Books; Entertainent & Leisure–Movies–Reviews; Fun Stuff–Fun Stuff Resources For Parents & Teachers

East Coast Black Age of Comics Con

East Coast Black Age of Comics Con

This site celebrates “Cartoonists of Color” through an annual convention hosting professional cartoonist workshops, lectures, marketplace with rare comic books and a kid’s activity corner.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Comics; Arts & Humanities–Culture–Pop Culture

Old Telephone Books

Old Telephone Books

“Possibly the world’s largest online collection of phone books.” View images of telephone books by the hundreds, or learn more about phone book art and advertising, calling areas and varieties of old directories.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Hobbies–Collecting–Books, Magazines & Maps; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Topic–History Of Science & Technology; Arts & Humanities–Culture–Pop Culture

ISBNdb.com

ISBNdb.com

Attention book-lovers of the world! Search the database at ISBNdb.com to find publishers’ international standard book numbers, library call numbers, and books on your favorite subject. ISBNdb also searches online library catalogs for your selections and compares prices at online book stores.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books; Arts & Humanities–Libraries

PublicLiterature.Org ??? Read Books Online

PublicLiterature.Org ??? Read Books Online

Check out free full text and audio classic works from Public Literature.org. News and information is posted for readers and aspiring writers. The site features works by Jane Austen, Leo Tolstoy, Charles Dickens, Herman Melville, Leonardo da Vinci and many more.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Online Texts; Entertainment & Leisure–Books

OCLC Top 1000: 2005 Banned Books

OCLC Top 1000: 2005 Banned Books

The Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)is a worldwide library cooperative whose online catalog, WorldCat, contains over one billion items from over 10,000 libraries. Browse this list of banned books that made it onto their list of the top 1000 books held by member libraries in 2005. Interested in reading a book on the list? Click the WorldCat ico …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Libraries–Issues–Censorship–Banned Books–Banned Book Lists

Banned Books: Shakespeare Censored!

Banned Books: Shakespeare Censored!

Learn about “past and current attempts to censor William Shakespeare’s canon of work” in this online exhibit created by librarians at Occidental College in honor of Banned Books Week. Special attention is paid to The Merchant of Venice and Thomas Bowdler, who published censored versions of Shakespeare’s works considered “more appropriate for women …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors–Shakespeare; Arts & Humanities–Libraries–Issues–Censorship–Banned Books

kidSPEAK! Where Kids Speak Up for Free Speech

kidSPEAK! Where Kids Speak Up for Free Speech

Created “in response to the outrage expressed by kids over the efforts to censor Harry Potter books,” kidSPEAK! contains news, a place to state your own opinions, a quiz that tests your “Censorship IQ,” and suggestions about what kids can do about censorship and banned books.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Libraries–Issues–Censorship; Arts & Humanities–Libraries–Issues–Censorship–Banned Books

When Books Burn

When Books Burn

Explore this web exhibit and learn about book burning and other restrictions on intellectual freedom carried out by the Nazi Party in Germany during the 1930’s. The exhibit includes an introduction providing historical context, a detailed timeline of events, transcribed speeches, and lists of banned books. Many of the items featured are primary sou …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Libraries–Issues–Censorship–Banned Books

Censorship in Comics: Is This the United States?

Censorship in Comics: Is This the United States?

This article provides a brief history of comic book censorship and the beginnings of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, then takes an in-depth look at several cases of comic books censorship in the U.S. in the 1990’s.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Libraries–Issues–Censorship–Banned Books

A Brief History of Comic Book Censorship

A Brief History of Comic Book Censorship

This short article provides a timeline of comic book censorship from the 1950’s through the 1990’s. Note: The Weekly Wire is no longer published, so this site will never be updated.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Libraries–Issues–Censorship–Banned Books

Google Book Search: Celebrate Your Freedom to Read

Google Book Search: Celebrate Your Freedom to Read

Browse full-text or excerpts of banned books and/or find out if they???re available at a library near you with this site powered by Google Book Search. Several books are featured, from classics to contemporary works. Each book is listed with an informative quote as well as a link to books about the book.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Libraries–Issues–Censorship–Banned Books–Banned Book Lists

Finding Out-Of-Print Books

Finding Out-Of-Print Books

Can’t find that book you loved as a child in the bookstore? This site will help you navigate the world of out-of-print books. It includes advice on the steps to take to find these books, what to do if you don’t remember the title or author, and even information on various used book dealers.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books

The Dove Foundation

The Dove Foundation

Christian site that reviews music, books, television programs, and movies to help parents identify family-friendly entertainment for younger children.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books; Entertainment & Leisure–Television; Entertainent & Leisure–Movies–Reviews; Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Fun Stuff–Fun Stuff Resources For Parents & Teachers

Comics Recommended for Libraries

Comics Recommended for Libraries

Guide for librarians when choosing to add comics to their collection, including links to other sources as well as reviews.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Comics; Arts & Humanities–Libraries–On The Job–Tips & Tools

TOKYOPOP

TOKYOPOP

Run by TOKYOPOP, a company dedicated to manga entertainment. Contains reviews, articles, news, and various other information relating to the many manga media.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Comics; Entertainment & Leisure–Entertainment & Leisure News

Anime Web Turnpike

Anime Web Turnpike

Offers forums for those interested in the various manga media to communicate, a gallery of manga-related images, as well as a magazine that contains reviews of recently released games, movies, books, etc.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Comics; Entertainment & Leisure–Entertainment & Leisure News

Gone and Forgotten

Gone and Forgotten

Humorous and informative articles about old, obscure, and generally misconceived comic book plots, super heroes, and super villains.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Comics; Sports, Entertainment And Arts–Comics

A Regency Repository

A Regency Repository

Collection of links to information about the fashion, music, art, politics, literature, and military history of the Regency era (1811-1820) in the United Kingdom. Includes a page devoted to Regency romances.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Era–19th Century History; Reference–Web Directories; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Topic–History Of Arts & Humanities; Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Romance & Gothic

the litblog co-op

the litblog co-op

A collaboration of some of the leading literary bloggers with the intent to draw notice to the best contemporary authors and presses. Visitors will find reviews of many good books not on the bestseller lists and book discussions, that one can read or podcast, by the participating bloggers.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Book Lists & Awards; Arts & Humanities Blogs–Literary Criticism Blogs; Arts & Humanities Blogs–Literary Criticism Blogs

Poetry Archive

Poetry Archive

Listen to this online poetry archive of historic and contemporary English Language poets reading their own works. UK Poet Laureate Andrew Motion provides a guided tour introduction to the collection. Explore the tips to using the collection for teachers, students, librarians. Use the Children’s Poetry Archive. Browse by poet, title, form, and t …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature; Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Poetry

A Guide to Collecting Comic Books

A Guide to Collecting Comic Books

“When you decide to read a comic book, you???ll find as many types as you would find novels. The comic book medium offers whimsical fun, epic adventure, gritty realism, and everything else you can think of. This article introduces readers to comic books and shows them what to expect when they go shopping for them. It also tells how to store comics …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Hobbies–Collecting–Books, Magazines & Maps

Golden-Age Comic Cover Gallery

Golden-Age Comic Cover Gallery

Ben Samuels, a collector of comic books for over 20 years, has created an on-line gallery of roughly 200 sample covers from his personal collection of Golden-Age comics. Divided into three categories: Super-Hero & War Comics, Good Girl & Romance Comics, and Crime & Horror Comics; each gallery displays the colorful cover art of such classic titles. …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Hobbies–Collecting–Books, Magazines & Maps

Guide to Rare and Old Book Values

Guide to Rare and Old Book Values

This site was created to answer the question “How much is my book worth?” Here you can search by titles and authors to perform your very own book appraisals based on current auction prices. Site provides an online database of over 45,000 antique book prices. You can review a list of recommended books to collect, find out what makes some books more …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Hobbies–Collecting–Books, Magazines & Maps

Firsts – The Book Collector’s Magazine

Firsts – The Book Collector’s Magazine

Published for over fifteen year, Firsts is a valuable resource, providing information, entertainment, and an excellent portal into the delightful world of book collecting. This is their official website featuring many informative articles such as a guide to “The Fundamentals of Book Collecting” and a “Quick Reference Guide to Grading Books.”
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Hobbies–Collecting–Books, Magazines & Maps

Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries

Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries

“The official Web site of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). RBMS strives to represent and promote the interests of librarians who work with rare books, manuscripts, and other types of special collections.” Includes ACRL pub …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Hobbies–Collecting–Books, Magazines & Maps

The Book Award Annals

The Book Award Annals

This website provides a more convenient way to search book lists. It provides lists for adults and children; it also shows cover art, provides synopses and price-listings.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Book Lists & Awards

Romance Writers of America

Romance Writers of America

RWA is a non-profit professional/educational association of more than 10,000 romance writers and other industry professionals. Get the inside scoop on romantic novels, bestseller lists, upcoming releases, and see an index of romantic author homepages.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Romance & Gothic

Wise Buys

Wise Buys

This site will help you become a smart consumer. Take the Wise Buys quiz to see how savvy you are in the face of tricky advertisments and read about how companies use clever marketing to get teens to buy their products.
Subject: Money And Work–Consumer Information

Early Comic Strips, 1898-1916

Early Comic Strips, 1898-1916

Made available by Duke University, this online exhibit of early “funnies” includes “comic strips that figured in the bitter rivalry between Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst for supremacy in the New York newspaper market of the early 20th century.”

The comic strips in the exhibit were reproduced from bound volumes of newspapers in Duke’s …

Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Comics; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Topic–History Of Entertainment & Leisure

Concatenation

Concatenation

News, reviews, links, interviews, information, and articles on science and science fiction. Maintained in the United Kingdom by a group of several volunteers. Plenty of convention information and news from the international sci-fi community. Updated frequently.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Science Fiction & Fantasy; Entertainment & Leisure–Movies–Genres–Science Fiction & Fantasy

The Science Fact and Fiction Concatenation

The Science Fact and Fiction Concatenation

A comprehensive collection of science fiction news and information from a European perspective. “Concatenation is best known amongst the European science fiction community (those writers, editors, film directors, book dealers, buffs and enthusiasts who attend the premiere European science fiction literary and cinematic conventions.) Within the Euro …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Science Fiction & Fantasy; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Writing

Book Lovers

Book Lovers

Annotated lists of book and literature Web sites in the following categories: rare books, book arts, antiquarian sites, libraries, world-wide literature, writers, booksellers, literary journals.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Book Lists & Awards; Entertainment & Leisure–Books

Reader’s Circle: Academic, Civic, Social

Reader’s Circle: Academic, Civic, Social

A free public directory of listings for book clubs and reader’s circles. Anyone may post a listing or search for a group by zip code. Reader’s Circles are online forums where people can participate in conversation centered around books. There are three types of reader’s circles 1) Academic Reader’s Circles – organized primarily around a subject, 2) …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books

Howstuffworks “Computer Channel”

Howstuffworks “Computer Channel”

“HowStuffWorks is widely recognized as the leading source for clear, reliable explanations of how everything around us actually works. Through the flagship Web site HowStuffWorks.com, a popular series of books, an acclaimed kids’ magazine, as well as many other ventures, the award-winning company has helped demystify the world for millions of curio …
Subject: Computers & Internet

The New York Times Books

The New York Times Books

Thousands and thousands of book reviews from the famed New York Times Book Review are archived along with reviews of current writing, plus special Web-only features. Registration is free.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Criticism

Pulp Fiction Central

Pulp Fiction Central

This site is an excellent introduction to pulp fiction. It includes an in depth definition of pulp fiction, information on the popular serialized characters, in addition to a few electronic versions of literature which is deemed to be “pulp fiction.”
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature; Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Adventure & Pulp

Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Site

Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Site

“This is a collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas of ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics.” Site has ideas for for teachers, librarians, home schoolers and parents to integrate US history and math curriculums with the langu …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Children’s

Great Books Lists

Great Books Lists

This website compiles “authoritative attempts by noted critics to list the Great Books – whether of the West, of the East, or the whole world; whether from all times or from the 20th century.” Examples include: Great Books of the Western World, Harvard Book Store’s 100 Favorite Titles, St. John’s College Reading List, Approaches to Asian Classics, …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Book Lists & Awards

Stump the Bookseller! – Loganberry Books

Stump the Bookseller! – Loganberry Books

Loganberry Books provides a service for readers trying to solve book mysteries. Designed for anyone who has forgotten the title of a favorite children’s book, the site charges a small fee ($2.00) to allow visitors to post questions about forgotten children’s books and see if any other visitor recalls memories of the same book, or, better yet, can …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books

The Academy of American Poets

The Academy of American Poets

“The Academy of American Poets was founded in 1934 to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry. The largest organization in the country dedicated specifically to the art of poetry, the Academy sponsors programs nationally.”
Subject: Reference–Biographies–Authors; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors; Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Poetry

PoemHunter.com

PoemHunter.com

A database of nearly 36,000 poems, modern and classic, that allows searching by poet name, poem title, and poem text. More than 5000 poets are included and the site allows poets to submit poems as well. This site does have a large number of pop-up ads.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature; Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Poetry

The Media History Project

The Media History Project

Promotes “the study of media history from petroglyphs to pixels.” Includes an excellent timeline of media history covering art, music, television, the Internet, and video games from pre-history to today, along with an article archive on media resources.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music; Entertainment & Leisure–Books; Science & Technology–Communications; Arts & Humanities–Culture–Pop Culture; Business & Economics–Industry–Publishing & Media; Entertainment & Leisure–Television; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Topic–History Of Computers & Internet; Entertainment & Leisure–Radio; Entertainment & Leisure–Movies; Sports, Entertainment And Arts–Comics; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Movies; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Music; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–History; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Television

The Tale of Kieu

The Tale of Kieu

The Tale of Kieu, written by Nguyen Du,(1766 – 1820), is Vietnam’s epic national poem. This site offers two lectures about the poem, one by Mr. Tien, Dong Khahn Hotel manager,(formerly a Vietnamese high school teacher), and one by John Swennson, DeAnza College faculty and organizer of this site. This resource provides, among other things, biograp …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature; Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Poetry

Index Translationum: International bibliography of translations

Index Translationum: International bibliography of translations

A free database for researching whether a book has been translated into another language. Use the search form to locate “bibliographical information on books translated and published in about a hundred of UNESCO’s Member States since 1979 and totalizing some 1,300,000 notices in all disciplines: literature, social and human sciences, natural and ex …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature; Entertainment & Leisure–Books

IPL FAQ: Used and Rare Books and Their Prices

IPL FAQ: Used and Rare Books and Their Prices

How can I find out what this book published in 1930 is worth? I’m trying to find a rare, valuable book. Find out from this IPL Frequently Asked Question site.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Hobbies–Collecting–Books, Magazines & Maps; Entertainment & Leisure–Books; Entertainment & Leisure–Hobbies–Collecting–Books, Magazines & Maps; Entertainment & Leisure–Books

IPL FAQ: Literary Criticism

IPL FAQ: Literary Criticism

I need criticism of The Color Purple. Find out from this IPL Frequently Asked Question site.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Criticism; Entertainment & Leisure–Books; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Criticism

Romance Novel Database

Romance Novel Database

“Contains bibliographic information, subject access information, images, and readers’ ratings for a variety of novels in different romantic fiction subgenres. The database is designed to function as both a reader’s advisory tool and a source of general information about books and authors in the genre of romantic fiction.”
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Romance & Gothic

Transformation Stories List

Transformation Stories List

“A list of books and other works, mostly (but not quite exclusively) SF/fantasy/horror, that use unusual physical or mental transformation as a theme or a major plot device.”
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Science Fiction & Fantasy

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.

The SFWA page provides links to books and bookstores, research subjects in the field, SFWA membership requirements, and the Nebula Award, as well as to their own publications (a Handbook, Directory and Bulletin). They also have a lot of contract information to inform authors about contract wording and coverage. This site contains information for fa …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Science Fiction & Fantasy; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Writing

ComicsPriceGuide.com

ComicsPriceGuide.com

An online price guide for comics books, searchable by publisher or by title/keyword. Each entry includes a chart showing the comic’s value at different grades. Registered users can keep track of their collection and buy & sell comics online.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Comics; Sports, Entertainment And Arts–Comics

Marvel Chronology Project

Marvel Chronology Project

“An effort to catalog every actual appearance by every character in the Marvel Universe, and place them in their proper chronological order.” Covers comics published from the 1960s to the (almost) present (except for 1993-mid 1994). Browse alphabetically by character name.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Comics

The Internet Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy List

The Internet Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy List

List of the Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy books, as rated by anyone who takes the time to send their votes in to the site. The list is updated monthly and books are ranked by their diffused averages.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Science Fiction & Fantasy; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Book Lists & Awards; Reading And Writing–Reading Lists And Clubs

Colossal Directory of Children’s Publishers

Colossal Directory of Children’s Publishers

Looking to get your children’s magazine article or children’s book published? Look here for a great collection of links to publishers’ submission guidelines and a directory of children’s publishers, as well as articles on various related topics, such as finding an agent and formatting a manuscript.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Children’s; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Writing

Nimble Spirit: The Literary Spirituality Review

Nimble Spirit: The Literary Spirituality Review

“Nimble Spirit: The Literary Spirituality Review is an online review of publications in literary spirituality. In this space we intend to recognize works that might otherwise fall through the old belles lettres cracks and get lost on bookstore shelves. We intend to review new books that strike us as literary spirituality and bring renewed attention …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Book Lists & Awards

PoetryRepairShop: Contemporary International Poetry

PoetryRepairShop: Contemporary International Poetry

A monthly offering of original poetry in English, “online since 1997.” Includes interactive fora for discussion of the authors’ works, and examination of the nature of poetry as well as poems themselves.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Online Texts–Contemporary Fiction; Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Poetry

Writers Online Magazine

Writers Online Magazine

The NYS Writers Institute’s electronic magazine of reviews, interviews, and feature articles on the writers and books shaping contemporary literature, as well as selected transcripts of conference events, seminars, and readings taken from the continually expanding Institute archives.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors; Entertainment & Leisure–Books

Weekly Literary Supplement

Weekly Literary Supplement

“Online literary supplement of the Village Voice and Los Angeles Weekly. Includes reviews, interviews, and bestsellers. “
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Criticism

Sea of Tranquility

Sea of Tranquility

“Ezine for thinkers. Heavy metal/progressive rock album reviews, opinion and editorials, film and book reviews.”
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Metal & Gothic; Entertainment & Leisure–Books; Entertainment & Leisure–Movies

SCI FI Wire

SCI FI Wire

Offers columns, reviews, news, videos and interviews relating to all types of sci-fi media: books, movies, TV shows, games, comics, and more.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Science Fiction & Fantasy; Entertainment & Leisure–Television–Genres–Science Fiction & Fantasy; Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Comics; Entertainment & Leisure–Entertainment & Leisure News; Entertainment & Leisure–Movies–Genres–Science Fiction & Fantasy; Entertainent & Leisure–Movies–Reviews; Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Horror; Entertainment & Leisure–Movies–Genres–Horror & Suspense

The Romantic Times

The Romantic Times

This site contains reviews and synopses of new release romance; mainstream, historical romance, futuristic, and inspirational.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Romance & Gothic

The New York Times Book Review

The New York Times Book Review

Over 50,000 book reviews back to 1980 from the famed New York Times Book Review are archived and searchable, plus special Web-only features. Registration required.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Criticism

Indy Magazine

Indy Magazine

“Indy Magazine is THE independent comic book magazine, with news, interviews, reviews, articles and more keeping you on top of the world of alternative comix!”
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Comics

Imaginaria

Imaginaria

Biweekly bulletin about children’s and young adult literature in the Spanish speaking world (primarily Argentina). Contains books reviews, information about authors, publications and events, articles, interviews, and links to related Web sites. Helpful for librarians, teachers, and parents who need to find literature for children.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Children’s; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Criticism

Christian Reader

Christian Reader

“THE CHRISTIAN READER begins where the Christian life meets the everyday: family, home, work, neigbors, kids. Real-life stories tell of how God’s power and truth can shine through every area of your daily life. It’s a wonderful source of inspiration and enrichment for every Christian reader.”
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Religion & Theology–Faiths & Denominations–Christianity; Entertainment & Leisure–Books

the boox review

the boox review

“Welcome to the boox review, where you will find only good reviews of good books and good interviews with some very different people and little else.”
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Criticism

Boston Book Review

Boston Book Review

“The aim of the Boston Book Review is to seek out and promote the highest achievements in contemporary writing. Readers can expect to find here the smartest writers on the most important books. Bringing readers into the ongoing project of literary life, the BBR features incisive, independent comment from preeminent writers, scholars and intellectua …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Criticism

Ansible

Ansible

“Science fiction news and gossip.” Searchable archives available.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Science Fiction & Fantasy; Entertainment & Leisure–Movies–Genres–Science Fiction & Fantasy

The Pulp.Net

The Pulp.Net

Information about the old pulp magazines and adventures, from Doc Savage to The Spider to The Shadow. Includes a hypertext version of the “Pulp Series Character Reprint Index”, a history of pulp magazines, and the alt.pulp FAQ.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Adventure & Pulp

Hour 25

Hour 25

The long running radio show dedicated to science fiction and fantasy is now available on the Internet via streaming MP3. Contains the current show (uploaded every Friday) plus archives of past shows.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Science Fiction & Fantasy; Entertainment & Leisure–Movies–Genres–Science Fiction & Fantasy

Strategies and Tips for Dealing with Challenges to Library Materials

Strategies and Tips for Dealing with Challenges to Library Materials

The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom produces this site, which offers concrete advice for libraries dealing with challenges to their materials. The site provides tips for communicating effectively and dealing with the media as well as several sample questions and answers.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Libraries–Issues–Censorship; Arts & Humanities–Libraries–Issues–Censorship–Banned Books

Librarians in Comic Strips

Librarians in Comic Strips

This bibliography of librarians as comic strip characters covers a range of images of the profession.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Libraries–Fun Facts; Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Comics; Arts & Humanities–Libraries–Issues–Image Of Librarians

Librarians in Comic Books

Librarians in Comic Books

Features lists of comic books which feature or mention librarians and/or libraries. Did you know that Batgirl was a librarian?
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Libraries–Fun Facts; Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Comics; Arts & Humanities–Libraries–Issues–Image Of Librarians

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is observed during the last week of September each year. The American Library Association’s planning materials for this event are available on this site. Documents include frequently asked questions, a press kit for the event, and frequently visited pages about Banned Books Week. Many lists of banned books such as the Ten Most F …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Libraries–Issues–Censorship–Banned Books

Children’s Books of the Early Soviet Era: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Children’s Books of the Early Soviet Era: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

An exhibition from the Rare Books and Special Collections Division of the McGill University Libraries that “draws on an important collection of more than 350 Soviet children’s books published in the 1920s and 30s and which are remarkable for their original aesthetic quality, linguistic variety and thematic diversity.” Images of children’s book cove …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Children’s; Regional & Country Information–Europe; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–European/European-American

Comics Newsarama

Comics Newsarama

News, reviews, and commentary from the world of comic books, plus discussion forums and Web links. “Comics Newsarama features up-to-the-minute news coverage, newsbreaking interviews, analysis and features, comic books reviews plus guest columns by some of the industry’s biggest names. “
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Comics

Xenite.Org

Xenite.Org

“Xenite.Org strives to be one of the best fan-run sources of science fiction and fantasy news and content on the Web.” Here is the place to locate information on Xena or Lord of the Rings, participate in a sci-fi discussion group, read up on the latest news in the industry, and more.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Science Fiction & Fantasy; Entertainment & Leisure–Movies–Genres–Science Fiction & Fantasy

New Comic Book Releases List

New Comic Book Releases List

“What will you find at this site? You’ll find out which comics came out this week, which ones came out last week, which ones might come out next week, which ones were late, which ones were cancelled, who publishes them, who creates them, where you can buy them, news about comic books… and that’s JUST the beginning…”
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Comics

bookreporter.com

bookreporter.com

Browse by category or search for recent book reviews, excerpts, and author interviews, done just for the Bookreporter. Reviews range from a paragraph to a page with the longer reviews being signed.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Criticism