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A Readers’ Advisory Podcast about becoming better library staff by reading every genre, whether we like them or not! Every month we read books from a new, randomly picked genre; then on the podcast we discuss our reading choices, experiences, opinions, appeal factors, and other related topics as friends and library workers.

Mar 17, 2020

This episode we’re talking about Objectifying Books! We discuss how books make the places we live feel like homes, how and when we give away books, paperbacks vs hardbacks, judging books by their covers, book smells, arranging bookshelves, fake books, books as design elements, what we use as bookmarks, the underpants of a book, and more. 

 Plus: What we do with books that misbehave!

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In this episode

Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards

Media We Mention

Links, Articles, and Things


  • Do you keep books after you read them?
  • Do you buy books to give to people?
  • How do you organize your bookshelves?
  • What do you do with dust jackets?
  • Will you write us a rap to perform in episode 100? Please do!

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Join us again on Tuesday, April 7th we’ll be discussing the genre of Historical Fiction!

Then on Tuesday, April 21st we’ll be talking about recent media we’ve read, watched, or listened to.