Books & Book Clubs

Book Clubs

  1. The Shared Shelf Book Club
  2. Let's Talk Dewey Book Club

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:

Image: Book cover of "The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo" by Taylor Jenkins Reid pictures a womThe Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
by Taylor Jenkins Reid
7 p.m., Tuesday, September 15
Image: Book jacket of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Little Women
by Louisa May Alcott
Image: Book cover of "Pride, Prejudic, & Other Flavors" by Dev Sonali; book cover is red with
Pride, Prejudice, & Other Flavors 
by Dev Sonali

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.

Reading Resources

next readsTry Next Reads, our personalized book suggestion service.  Just fill out a short form and get 3 to 5 titles right in your inbox.
Image: past book club Reading Lists in blue lettering with a peach background and books lined up in Browse past book club reading lists from Noontime Pageturners Book Club and Ladies Night Out Book Club.
Allen Top 25Explore the top 25 authors that check out the most from the Library.
GoodreadsGoodreads 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.
what nextEnter 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.