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Ask a Librarian For Your Next Read! 

Santa Clara BookMatch
Looking for something new to read? Fill out our short survey and receive a list of personalized reading recommendations from Santa Clara City Librarians. 

Best Sellers and Awards List 


Scroll to the bottom of the page to find books in various Bestseller lists 

Award-Winning Books

Scroll to the bottom of the page to find Award-Winning Books. 

NCIBA Book Awards
Compiled by the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association

Nobel Prize in Literature
Includes biographies and text of nobel Lectures given by the Laureates

Pulitzer Prizes
Covers all prize categories from 1917

100 Best
Modern Library's 100 best of the 20th century in fiction and nonfiction

Santa Clara City Library and Bay Area Lists

Book Group 2019
Find out what our book group is reading next at Central, Mission and in the ESL Book Club. 

Staff Picks List 

Find some of our staff's favorite reads using these lists. 

New Books in Our Collection 

Find the newest material added to our collection. Please use the Filtering options to find your new favorites! 

KQED Arts and Literature
KQED book reviews and author readings

And more...

A guide for avid readers

Books on NPR
Books, authors, and book reviews from National Public Radio Great Books Online
Thousands of poems, novels, plays, essays, and other works free to read online
Listen to great books, a chapter a day (1 week archive)


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