SPL Reads - Book Resources

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The Scarsdale Public Library offers a diverse selection of both fiction and non-fiction titles. This page offers a variety of resources for the voracious reader, and those looking for inspiration. 

Throughout the year Adult Services offers a number of author talks and book discussions. Below are some of the upcoming events.


Author Talks


Need Some Bookish Inspiration?

This, the first in a series of historical mysteries, introduces Maisie who is both a psychologist and an investigator. The setting is Britain post World War I. I love the plots, the characters and the beautiful writing and most of all Maisie - who possesses confidence, intuition and vulnerability" - Jennifer on Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear. 

Fiction or factual, literary classic or guilty pleasure, all of these books are special to someone here at the Scarsdale Library. We hope that you find something in this list that speaks to you!

Reading Recommendations

The SPL offers access to valuable resources to help make picking your next book easier. Search for titles and authors using the Novelist or BookBrowse services, or visit Librarian Bobbi's Blog for some themed and curated suggestions. 

Need some inspiration for your next book club selection? BookBrowse offers Book Club Central, with recommendations, reading guides, interviews and advice.


Love a book you read and looking for something similar?

Enter a title or author to find read-alikes

Looking for suggested reading lists? Librarian, Bobbi Kokot has you covered! For a list of book recommendations, Visit Bobbi's Blog


Most Checked Out Titles of 2023

At the end of each year we are all besieged by lists singling out the best in every genre - best movies, best books, best TV series, etc.  While these suggestions are certainly valid sources for recommendations, in our community of avid readers you can also find inspiration in the titles your neighbors have selected over the past year.  Listed below are some of the books that have flown off our library shelves most frequently in 2023.  Click on the book jacket to be taken to the link. Happy New Year and happy reading!   

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