Whether you’re looking for a new book to read and aren’t sure exactly what you want or you’re looking for your next great read and are absolutely certain what kind of book you want, than have we got a tool for you. For the next two weeks EPL is featuring a free preview of Books & Authors, a great research resource for readers of all types. The site lets you browse for books in all the usual ways–title, author, (extraordinarily detailed) genre–but also includes some far more unique and individualized search options as well.
Using the Who? What? Where? When? search tool allows you to choose in obsessive detail exactly what kind of book you want. Looking for books featuring asthmatics, guttersnipes, or shape-shifters? How about a book about cockroaches, nuns, or rodeos? Maybe a book set in Istanbul, Danbury, CT, or in the Ardencaple Fjord? Do you like books about the 6th Century B.C, the Roaring Twenties, or the distant future? Whatever your reader’s heart desires, Books & Authors can help point you in the right direction.
And in addition to searching and browsing books, you can also get readalikes, picks and recommendations from the site’s extensive group of experts, view award winning books from an enormous selection of awards lists, and get regularly updated suggestions for seasonal reading (looking for a book to read for Victoria Day, anyone?). And if you get overwhelmed by the sheer number of great books that you just have to remember to read, Books & Authors has got you covered: you can set up your own personalized Reading Room with book lists, author lists, and ratings and reviews. So if you’re looking to jumpstart the search for the next great book you’re going to read, hop on over to EPL’s website and give Books & Authors a try anytime between now and June 2nd. As for myself, I’m off to search for a book featuring an amnesiac antique dealer and some Boy Scouts tooling around Iguana Bay in the distant future. There’s gotta be one somewhere. Right?