Books & Book Clubs
The Shared Shelf Book Club
A virtual book discussion group. Watch for virtual book discussions on the Library’s Facebook (@allenpubliclibrary) and the City of Allen’s YouTube channel (@AllenCityTV). Questions? Contact Kristen Amen or Abby Ward at 214.509.4905.
Upcoming Book Selections:
|The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo|
by Taylor Jenkins Reid
7 p.m., Tuesday, September 15
by Louisa May Alcott
Pride, Prejudice, & Other Flavors
by Dev Sonali
Let's Talk Dewey Book Club
Join us for our choose-your-own-nonfiction book club. We pick the topic – you pick the book! Watch for virtual book discussions on the Library's Facebook (@allenpubliclibrary) and the City of Allen's YouTube channel (@AllenCityTV). Questions? Contact Stephan Horsthemke or Abby Ward at 214-509-4905.
Women Throughout History
7 p.m., Tuesday, August 18
eBooks & eAudiobooks
Have you tried cloudLibrary? Free eBooks and eAudiobooks on your mobile device or computer 24/7/365! Visit our Digital Library page for more information or call the Reference desk at 214.509.4905. Please note: cloudLibrary is not compatible on Kindle readers.
Other Resources for FREE eBooks and eAudiobooks
|BiblioBoard is a collection of e-books from the E-Read Texas Unlimited Collection, including popular non-fiction such as crafts, travel, nutrition and health, and gardening, along with adult and young adult fiction. Accessible anywhere in Texas. Available through the TexShare Databases. Please call the Reference Desk at 214.509.4905 for login information.|
Project Gutenberg is a collection of over 60,000 free eBooks available in both Epub and Kindle formats. Titles may be downloaded or read online. The focus is on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.
Librivox houses public domain audiobooks, the majority of which are read by volunteers from around the world on their home computer set up. Files can be played in browser or the MP3 files can be downloaded in a ZIP file.
|Open Culture offers over 800 free eBooks for iPad, Kindle, and other devices and hundreds of free eAudiobooks, mostly classics. eAudiobooks can be downloaded to your MP3 player or computer.|
|Try Next Reads, our personalized book suggestion service. Just fill out a short form and get 3 to 5 titles right in your inbox.|
|Browse past book club reading lists from Noontime Pageturners Book Club and Ladies Night Out Book Club.|
|Explore the top 25 authors that check out the most from the Library.|
|Goodreads is a social networking site for readers. Users recommend books, compare what the are reading, keep track of what they’ve read and much more.|
|Enter a book or author (or several books and authors) and click on the best match in the list that appears as you type. You will be recommendations on what to read next.|