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December 19, 2019

Books of the decade

As 2019 winds down, inspired by the collection of “best of the decade” book lists at LitHub, and so many other of our favorite reading...

December 19, 2019

Our favorite books of 2019

We hope you’re sitting down because we’re about to tell you something shocking: We all read a lot in 2019. Circulation at the Library is up,...

October 09, 2019

The Genius of Liberty Podcast

The Genious of Liberty, six-minute suffrage stories commemorating the 19th Amendment centennial. Local researcher Katherine Durack came to us last fall with stories to tell. Did...

October 01, 2019

10 Books About Road Trips

A Reading List for The Levee: A Photographer in The American South When we heard about The Levee: A Photographer in The American South, a...

June 20, 2019

What we're reading this summer

It’s hard to believe it’s summer with all this soggy weather. But then again, rainy days are perfect for curling up with a good book....

May 20, 2019

Need a good book to read? A Pulitzer winner has suggestions

We often get asked: Where you do find the best book recommendations? Authors are a great source, as evidenced by Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Twitter feed...

May 02, 2019

New books to consider

We wanted to highlight a few new books we think might interest you. First up, our Hearth & Home lecturer, Emily Bazelon, has a new...

February 26, 2019

The Mercantile's Most Anticipated Books: First Half of 2019

It can be hard to know what books are worth adding to your to-be-read list when so many great books already are on shelves —...

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