• New Books

    Judging a Book by Its Cover

    Like great fashion, the books you read tell a lot about you. Here are a few that will look great as accessories with any spring outfit:   Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir by  Stan Lee, Peter David and Colleen Doran Touchstone 2015 Call Number: Graphic Novel L51 “In this gorgeously illustrated, full-color graphic memoir, Stan Lee—comic book legend and cocreator of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, the Incredible Hulk, and a legion of other Marvel superheroes—shares his iconic legacy and the story of how modern comics came to be. In this beautifully illustrated graphic memoir—illustrated by celebrated artist Colleen Doran—Lee tells the story of his life with the same…

  • New Books

    Judging a Book by Its Cover

    In this month’s Judging a Book by Its Cover post, we highlight books from our new McNaughton Collection. The McNaughton Collection books are recently released books from the McNaughton® book leasing subscription service. If you are looking for your books to be fresh off the presses, sometimes even on the day of its release, come on over to the Baker Reading Room of Ohrstrom Library and have a look at the McNaughton Collection.   The Lost Book of the Grail by Charlie Lovett Viking Feb. 2017 Call Number: McN L “Charlie Lovett’s diverting The Lost Book of the Grail is a mystery, a history, a pleasure—and a treasure. Find yourself…

  • New Books

    Judging a Book by its Cover

    Here is another selection of great books with great covers to be found on the New Book Shelves in the Baker Reading Room at Ohrstrom Library.   The Inquisitor’s Tale, or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz Dutton Children’s Books 2016 Call Number: Fiction G36 A 2017 Newbery Honor Book “What Gidwitz accomplishes here is staggering. ‘The Inquisitor’s Tale’ is equal parts swashbuckling epic, medieval morality play, religious polemic and bawdy burlesque, propelling us toward a white-knuckle climax where three children must leap into a fire to save…a Talmud. And yet, the rescue of this single book feels like higher stakes than any world-incinerating superhero…

  • New Books

    Judging a Book by its Cover

    Here are some great new books that also happen to have great covers. These are all available at Ohrstrom Library on the New Books shelves in the Baker Reading Room. Come on over and check them out! 4321 : A Novel by Paul Auster Henry Holt and Company, 2017 Call Number: Fiction Au7 “Nearly two weeks early, on March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the one and only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson’s life will take four simultaneous and independent fictional paths. Four identical Fergusons made of the same DNA,…