Publishing new book round-up – February 2017

Looking for something new? Here is a selection of books being published in February 2017.

2/7 – The Book of Hygge by Louisa Brits – another book about the Danish phenomenon that promotes coziness, comfort and connection, from the happiest people on Earth.

2/7 – You Are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters by Deepak Chopra – Chopra joins forces with a physicist to explore our role in the universe.

2/7 – Universal Harvester by John Darnielle – Jeremy, a video store clerk in Iowa, discovers some unusual footage spliced into returned videos; what is lurking in the cornfields? By singer/songwriter Darnielle of The Mountain Goats.

2/7 – Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman – Thor, Odin and Loki come alive in Gaiman’s re-imagining of Norse mythology.

2/7 – Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to Be Calm and Mindful in a Fast Paced World by Hyemin – Find the path to inner peace with this title, which was the #1 bestseller in South Korea for 41 weeks.

no-so-perfect-life2/7 – My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella – Fired from her perfect job, Katie returns home to her father’s farm and unexpectedly has her worlds collide. From Kinsella, the chick-lit/rom-com queen.

2/7 – A Separation by Katie Kitamura – a woman separated from her husband goes to Greece to find him and ask for a divorce; a simple description, but Kitamura has written a finely observed novel of infidelity relationships. Continue reading “Publishing new book round-up – February 2017”

2017 Books You’ll Want to Put on Hold Now

The Seattle Public Library offers a huge selection of materials to the public, and we are constantly adding new titles. How can you stay on top of what’s new at the Library? Shelf Talk is a good place to find recommendations, but there’s a very easy way to see what the Library is getting. When visiting the Library’s catalog search page, click on the “Explore” tab to find “New Titles.” Once there, you can either see what we’ve just gotten in or what we’ve put on order in books, movies and music. Here are a few titles that are sure to be big in the early part of 2017. Get yourselves on the hold list early!

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Future Books about Seattle’s Past (and Present)

~posted by Frank

From history and science to food and music, there are a bounty of books about our fair city and environs being published over the next few months. Here are a dozen of the most noteworthy titles.

Classical Seattle: Maestros, Impresarios, Virtuosi, and Other Music MakersProfiles of 35 musicians and arts leaders who have made Seattle a world-class city for classical music. Continue reading “Future Books about Seattle’s Past (and Present)”