It’s a very common misconception, but we librarians do not actually read books all day. Case in point: I am currently writing this blog post. But even though we don’t read 24/7/366 (leap year!), we can definitely point you towards the best books of the last year, which are on display in the main floor apse. (Apse is just slang for the technical term, “That semicircular area with all the windows and tables near the main entrance.”)
All of the books on display made the short list for Best Books of 2011 from such sources as The New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus Review, Library Journal, Amazon, Salon.com, and more. The display isn’t pure novels either. Whether you prefer poetry, graphics, or non-fiction from a variety of disciplines, it’s all there waiting for you to find your perfect recreational read.