Village Book Shop
The Village Book Shop sells new releases, popular titles and best sellers for teens.
Rare and Out-of-Print Books
Advanced Book Exchange
Brings buyers and sellers of rare, out-of-print and antiquarian books together. Free to searchers and buyers. Searchable by author, title, publisher or keywords and includes a directory of several hundred used book dealers.
"World's largest selection of out-of-print books." Provides a database of over 2.5 million books for sale, a Missing/Stolen Book Alert, and a nice set of links to book-related sites and information resources.
General Fiction and Literature Award Bibliographies
Los Angeles Times Book Awards
An annual award recognizing outstanding books in nine categories.
Man Booker Prize
The Man Booker International Prize is a biennial international literary award given to a living author of any nationality for fiction published in English or generally made available in an English translation.
National Book Award
These awards are given by the National Book Foundation to recognize achievements in four genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Young People's Literature.
Nobel Prize in Literature
The official site of the Nobel Prize Awards. New winners announced each October.
Annual awards by Columbia University. Prizes in Letters are for books published in the United States in the categories of fiction, biography, general non-fiction, history and poetry.
Genre Fiction Awards
Bram Stoker Award
Each year, the Horror Writer's Association presents the Bram Stoker Awards for Superior Achievement.
Also known as the Science Fiction Achievement Award, is given annually by the World Science Fiction Society.
Nebula Award Winners
The Nebula Awards are voted on, and presented by, active members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. This site lists past and present winners from 1965 to present.
World Fantasy Awards
A selection of presentations made by the World Fantasy convention, for various categories in the field of light and dark fantasy literature.
Children's Literature Awards
ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) Award Winners
A list of the winners to these awards: Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, Wilder Medal, Carnegie Medal, Batchelder Award, Belpré Medal, Sibert Medal, Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award, and Geisel Award. A direct link to the individual award's home page is also present. Updated annually.
Caldecott Book Awards
A comprehensive list of the Caldecott Medal Winners and Honor Books, 1938 to present
Database of Award Winning Children's Literature (DAWCL)
DAWCL has over 4,900 records from 57 awards across six English-speaking countries (United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, and Ireland). Click the link Explanation of Awards to see a list of awards, their countries, and a brief explanation. Each book is indexed to some degree so users can find it using the form search or the keyword search. Instructions explain what's included: Age of Reader; Format; Setting; Genre; Historical period; and more.
Newbery Book Awards
A comprehensive list of the Newbery Medal Winners and Honor Books, 1922 to present
Best Sellers and Reviews
Los Angeles Times Jacket Copy
Book news and information from the Los Angeles Times, including best sellers for the week.
New York Times Best Sellers
Lists the best selling books nationwide, broken down into hardcover fiction, nonfiction, advice books, business books, children's books, and paperback trade fiction, mass market fiction, nonfiction and advice books, as compiled by the New York Times.
Bartleby.com - Great Books Online
Includes thousands of full-text poems, novels, plays, essays, and other works (including the 70 volumes of the Harvard Classics & Shelf of Fiction) in the public domain, as well as close to 100,000 quotations. Searchable and browsable.
Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Includes searchable, full text of all the Bard's works. Provides a chronological and alphabetical listing of writings, Bartlett's Familiar Shakespearean Quotations, plus links to other Shakespeare sites.
Online Books Page
University of Pennsylvania offers a searchable database of links to over 18,000 online books.
Bookspot.com is a free resource center that simplifies the search for the best book-related content on the web. From the site, quickly and easily find bestseller lists, book awards and reviews, electronic texts, online booksellers, antique books, author and publisher information, literary criticism, book news and events, and much more.
Bibliographies for over 10,000 authors. Throughout the site, just click on a book to see its cover picture, description and publication details.
Lexile - Book Search
The Lexile Book Database contains more than 100,000 English and Spanish fiction and non-fiction titles from more than 450 publishers. Once you know a student’s Lexile measure, you can search the database for books that fall within his or her Lexile range. You can search the Lexile Book Database using basic search parameters:
- Title (including partial titles -- e.g., "moon" when looking for "Goodnight Moon")
- Author (including partial names -- e.g., "rowl" when looking for Rowling)
- Lexile Range (allows a variance around a reader's Lexile measure)
- Keywords (searches both the book's title and its description)
- ISBN (allows you to target a specific title)
Movies Based on the Books - Mid-Continent Public Library
'Based on the Book' is a compilation of over 1,200 books, novels, short stories, and plays that have been made into motion pictures. Utilizing the Internet Movie Database as the authority, all movies in this collection have been released as feature-length films in the United States, in English, since 1980.
NoveList (Requires library card for remote access)
A readers' advisory resource which assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles. It contains materials for all ages from picture books to books for adult readers. Look for books to read by entering descriptive terms that appear in subject headings, reviews, and other fields in the title records. Use a favorite author or title as a template to locate other authors and titles of interest. Updated monthly.
Established in 1994, includes annotated lists of fiction, nonfiction and mystery books which received starred reviews. Also includes themed booklists, featured title lists and hot lists of hard cover U.S. fiction releases.