Where do I start?

These lists of books are specially selected by our librarians.

African American History
In celebration of African American History Month explore our resources on African American history and culture.

  • Recent African American Nonfiction for Adults: Notable and recently published nonfiction on all aspects of African American life and culture
  • African-American Authors
    Discover these literary gems.

  • Bebe Moore Campbell: Books by Bebe Moore Campbell
  • Bestsellers
    Find out about the latest bestsellers from many well known resources.

  • Award Winners: Award-winning bestsellers.
  • New York Times Hardcover Fiction: Bestselling fiction titles.
  • New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction: Bestselling nonfiction titles.
  • Oprah’s Book Club: Bestselling selections from Oprah's Book Club.
  • Books to Screen
    Books that have been made into movies.

  • Classics Onscreen: Movies that have been adapted from or inspired by classic literature.
  • Fiction on the Big Screen: Books that have had movies based on them.
  • Nonfiction to Film: Nonfiction that have had movies or TV shows based on them.
  • Page to Small Screen: Books that have had TV shows based on them (or vice versa).
  • Good Reads... Philly Fare
    Read books by the many authors in Philadelphia.

  • Discover Philadelphia Authors: City writers you might enjoy reading.
  • Philadelphia Nonfiction: Locally written books worth checking out.
  • Good Reads... Travel
    Reading for summer travel or summer dreaming.

  • Foreign Escapes: Imaginary tales of traveling abroad.
  • On the Road: Fiction about road trips.
  • World Travelers: Non-fiction travel writing.
  • Staff Picks for Children
    Kid tested... librarian approved!

  • New York Times Children’s: Bestselling books for children from the NYT Children's best sellers lists
  • What to Read Next
    Check out these Free Library titles for booklovers and book groups.

  • Beyond Bridget Jones: The Best of Brit Chick Lit.
  • Beyond the Da Vinci Code: Smart mysteries to savor.
  • From Romance to Horror: Books to help you find the perfect read.
  • Vampires, Werewolves and Witches: Supernatural stories for Halloween and beyond.