Resources for Readers

Find your next great read!

Let us help you find your next great read! Our Resources for Readers page highlights recommendations, staff picks, tools at your disposal, and tips to find you a perfect read. Did you know we have a personalized reading recommendations form? Answer a couple of questions, and a librarian on staff will pick out 3-5 titles for you. Scroll down to learn more!

Have a suggestion to add to our collection? Fill out our Suggest a Purchase form.

In a hurry? Consider using the library’s Rapid Pickup service. Simply call ahead, and your requests will be waiting for you at the front of the library. No fuss, just grab and go!

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Reading Lists

Recommendations

Other Reading Lists

Find reading lists for kids and teens.

Key Reading Resources

Author Alerts

Sign up for Author Alerts to be notified by text or email when a new book by your favorite author is added to our catalog. You can then be placed on the waiting list and be one of the first to get it when the book is released!

Book Clubs

If your book club is looking to obtain multiple copies of a title, we can help you!

Booklist

Booklist is a publication of the American Library Association that provides critical reviews of books and audiovisual materials for all ages.

Commonwealth Catalog

Use the Commonwealth Catalog to extend your search statewide. Make a request and your item will be delivered to Topsfield for pickup. You will be notified via email when your item is ready.

Comics Plus

Comics Plus allows for unlimited, simultaneous access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from a variety of library-friendly publishers — without worrying about holds, wait lists, or monthly limits.

KDL What’s Next

KDL What’s Next lists series in the order they’re meant to be read. Search by author, book title, series title, and more.

Literature Research Center

The Literature Research Center offers biographical information, literary criticism, reviews, and more on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines. If you’re doing research on an author or book, check it out!

Novelist Plus

NoveList Plus lets you browse by style, mood, genre, and more. Find “read-a-likes,” or books similar to ones you already enjoy. You can also pick a genre and find the latest releases or classics you have yet to read.

Rapid Pickup

In a hurry? Don’t want to come inside? Simply call or email ahead, and your requested library items will be waiting for you at the front of the library in a bag.

Suggest a Purchase

Do you have a suggestion for an addition to our collection? Let us know! We would love to hear from you.

WorldCat

WorldCat connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.

Wowbrary

Wowbrary lists all our library’s most recent acquisitions. Looking for something fresh and shiny? Check out what we got in this week!

Personalized Recommendations & Bundles

Need help finding your next great read? We have several different ways to help! Try the Topsfield Town Library’s Personalized Recommendations form! A librarian will find 3-5 perfect titles for you and place them on reserve for you; you will receive a notification when the titles are ready for pickup in the library! Of course, you can always come in to the library and chat with staff, reach out to us via phone or email for recommendations, or visit our Readers’ Advisory blog updates.

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    If you prefer to email staff directly:

    For adult Book Bundles, send an email to Sean at ssmith@topsfieldlibrary.org with your name, what you like to read (genres, authors, topics, etc.), and whether you want a special format, such as large print, audio CD, or Playaway.

    For children’s or teen Book Bundles, send an email to Lindsey at lrecka@topsfieldlibrary.org with your child’s age, any interests they have, and any notes or comments (Do they like graphic novels? Are you looking for things to read together? Let us know anything you think we should know!)

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