Literary Blogs – News for Book Lovers

Several literary blogs are created by Library staff. They cover book, arts and literary news. They also provide information for our regular Evanston Public Library book discussion groups.


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Evanston Public Library librarians bring you book, music, and film news, reviews, interviews, videos, and much more on our Off the Shelf blog.

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The Book Bird is a literary news blog by the Evanston Public Library Collections Manager, Betsy Bird.


Mission Impossible: Dostoevsky
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to read Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov and Crime and Punishment!

Keepinitreal: a non-fiction book club
man walking down trailThe first and only book club in the city devoted solely to the reading, discussing, and enjoyment of the awesome reads hidden within the Dewey Decimal System. Check out quirky facts, author interviews, and upcoming events that are almost too good to be true.


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The Latin@ Literature discussion group is for those interested in reading, speaking, or practicing Spanish while learning about Latino/a literature. Participants do not have to be bilingual.

EPL Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Discussion Group



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This blog contains discussion questions and supplemental information about the books being read in the History Books Discussion group.


Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
Children’s librarian Brian Wilson reviews his favorite picture books for children.

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