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.

Have a suggestion to add to our collection? Email us and let us know!

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Recommended Reading

Check out these lists compiled by Topsfield Town Library Staff:

Find reading lists for kids and teens here.

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!

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.

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.


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


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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