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ALL NEW! - Audio & Video

Explore the latest CDs and DVDs to hit our shelves, from the latest albums and blockbuster movies to special interest audio and video.

History and Current Events

For those that like their history in-the-can, or not yet made, this list delivers the world. Monthly.

ALL NEW! - Children's

There's nothing like a brand new book! Every month, we'll tell you the latest new children's books to hit the shelves.

Home, Garden, and DIY

Whether you wield a hammer, whisk, spade, or crochet hook, this newsletter will keep you busy with a constant stream of projects. Bi-Monthly.

ALL NEW! - Digital

New offerings from our downloadable eAudiobooks, eBooks, the Source and digital collections.

Kids' Books

Find out what’s new and cool! We’ll suggest fun and fascinating fiction (and great nonfiction, too) for primary school kids. Monthly.

ALL NEW! - Fiction

Be the first to know about our brand new fiction books with this complete list of new titles. Delivered monthly.


A monthly list featuring the top ten books loved by librarians across the U.S.

ALL NEW! - Large Print

Plan your reading by being one of the first to know about our new large print titles. Delivered monthly.

Nature and Science

No equation, test tube, snowflake, or leaf is left unturned! Explore the wonder of our world with books that will capture your 'natural' curiosity. Bi-Monthly.

ALL NEW! - Non-Fiction

Get your hands on our newest non-fiction books with this complete list of new titles. Delivered monthly.

Picture Books

Looking for great picture books to share with the children in your life? You'll find books here that are sure to captivate their young imaginations. Monthly.

ALL NEW! - Young Adult

Get the inside info on our hot new books (so you can grab a copy before anyone else does!) We'll update you every month.

Popular Culture

It's a nutty world out there, and we want you to know about it! We'll cover music and film, sports and adventure, and all the other stuff that makes life interesting. Bi-monthly.

Armchair Travel

See the world without ever leaving your favourite armchair in New Zealand! This list will bring you the best in travel writing, both classic and fresh, covering every corner of the globe. Bi-monthly.

Science Fiction

Science, technology and imagination collide in the world of science fiction. If aliens, time travel and mutants are your cup of Martian tea, this list is for you. Bi-monthly.

Biography and Memoir

Walk a mile in someone else's shoes--immerse yourself in the lives of the famous, the infamous, and the ever intriguing. Monthly.

Teen Scene

All types of fiction for those who want to imagine different realities--and nonfiction for those who are trying to understand ours! For readers of high school age and up. Monthly.


Tired of reality? Who isn't! No matter what kind of fantasy you like, dark or fairytale, comic or romantic, you'll find something of interest here. Monthly.

Thrillers and Suspense

Footsteps behind you. Conspiracy theories. Puddles of blood. Sound like a good day to you? This list has goosebumps to spare. Monthly.

Fiction A to Z

Take a walk through the aisles of our general fiction section and discover a range of fascinating characters to engage and enlighten. Monthly.

Historical Fiction

Do you prefer novels with period detail? Become part of history, without having to slop through the mud or face the guillotine yourself. Monthly.

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