March 19, 2018

Liz French

About Liz French

Library Journal Senior Editor Liz French edits nonfiction and women's fiction reviews at LJ and also compiles the "What We're Reading" and "Classic Returns" columns for LJ online. She's inordinately interested in what you're reading as well. Email:, Twitter: @lizefrench

Sarah Jessica Parker Kicks Off Book Club Central

Sarah Jessica Parker will sprinkle some stardust on the American Library Association (ALA) Annual meeting this year. The television and film actor/producer and library supporter is serving as Honorary Chair of ALA’s new global digital online platform, Book Club Central. Parker will reveal Book Club Central’s inaugural pick at its official launch during the President’s Program at ALA, Saturday, June 24, 3:30 p.m. at McCormick Place West in Chicago.

Not for the Timid | What We’re Reading

We’re reading across the spectrum this week at Library Journal/School Library Journal, with nonfiction and fiction both represented. A cross theme of strong women, from actress Anjelica Huston to warrior maiden Alanna to Anne Frank’s sister, is in play, with some humor and fantastic fantasy thrown in. There’s also real-life drama, as beleaguered hospital staffers […]

Book News: RDR Drops Potter Appeal; Releasing Revamped Lexicon

The Lexicon: An Unauthorized Guide to Harry Potter Fiction and Related Materials coming in January Book has “new focus and purpose, mindful of the guidelines of the court” Rowling pleased that “matter is finally and favorably resolved” RDR Books has dropped its appeal of U.S. District Court Judge Robert Patterson’s September 8 ruling that blocked […]

Springer EBook Survey; AAUP Strikes Deal with Tizra; ebrary Expands in Both Hemispheres

The LJ Academic Newswire Marketplace Notes for September 25, 2008: In what is yet more evidence that ebooks are useful, even if still largely unused for long-form or pleasure reading, a new survey from STM publisher Springer, an aggressive ebook booster with its titles, once again shows that users like ebooks for “research and study purposes.” While […]