The Essex Library Association offers many ways for you to discover new books, series and genres. This page is dedicated to helping you find what you want to read next!
Looking for something to read? Our librarians are compiling lists of your favorite genres and subjects. Check out these curated reading lists for your next book.
View the latest titles added to our Adult Collection by accessing our New Release Alerts page.
See the latest additions to the Essex Library’s Teen section.
Learn which new books have been added to the Children’s Department.
The Essex Library hosts several book groups. To view latest selections and learn when each group will meet, visit the Essex Library book group page.
BookBrowse is an online magazine for booklovers – including reviews, previews, “behind the book” backstories, author interviews, reading guides, and much more.
LibraryReads primary purpose is to help connect librarians’ favorite books to as many readers as possible! Additionally, the site showcases the incredible power that public library staff has in helping to building word-of-mouth for new books, as well as the important role librarians play in creating audiences for authors.
LibraryThing allows you to catalog your books from Amazon, the Library of Congress and 1051 other libraries, catalog your movies and music, find new books to read, discuss what you love with other committed bibliophiles, track and lend your books, and snag a book from over 2000 early-release books every month.
What Should I Read Next?: http://www.whatshouldireadnext.com/
What should I Read Next allows you to enter a book you like so the site can analyze its huge database of real readers’ favorite books to provide specific book recommendations and suggestions.
Each month the Essex Library publishes a newsletter highlighting new books and movies in the library collection, book group choices, library services and collections, and how to find more information online. Our latest newsletter is the December 2021 issue!
The Shortlist Blog
The Shortlist blog provides “millions of reasons to read and enjoy the Essex Library…one at a time.”
Ask A Librarian
We are always happy to help with your next book selection. Visit us at the front desk or give us a call at (860) 767-1560.