Books & Authors

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Books & Authors offers new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. The ideal convergence of science and serendipity, this online resource leverages the Internet's unique capacity to create, build, communicate and sustain communities of readers.

With an up-to-date and configurable interface, and a unique Open Web component, Books & Authors offers libraries of all kinds a powerful tool that promotes the discovery of literature, and where to find it in your library. Backed by a team of hand-picked genre experts, Books & Authors connects readers with books and provides a number of key functions in your library, including increase circulation of fiction and non-fiction, build and promote book clubs and programs in your library, help patrons make informed reading choices and drives potential and existing patrons to your library database via the Open Web.

Powered by Gale's popular What Do I Read Next? series, Books & Authors combines both browseable menus and visual search technology to guide readers from every level of reading proficiency to books that match their interests.

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  • Access your next great read via author search, title and series search, "if you like..." search, author, title and genre browse, awards search, who, what, when, where — graphical search, advanced search and much more.