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The Biblio File: Library News

The Biblio File
June 13, 2022

Welcome to the Pinawa Public Library (PPL) Choice Awards!

Similar to the Goodreads Choice Awards, these awards are chosen by our patrons, and aim to recognize and celebrate much-read books in the library. There are six categories in which patrons can vote. For the month of June, please vote for your favourite books in the different categories!  At the end of June, the top five most-popular books in each category will be announced as finalists, and voting will open again to determine this year’s winner!

The six categories are Adult Fiction, Adult Crime, Adult Sci-Fi, Young Adult, Junior Fiction and Picture Books. Please feel free to vote in as few or as many categories as you want! You can vote by sending us an email or voting physically in the library – the voting station is right by the librarian’s desk. We appreciate your participation and hope you have fun!

We would like to wish all the students the best of luck on their exams this week! Note: This is not our library or our student (or teacher) but I’m sure most can relate!  (Image from Google).

Librarian book review!

Okay so obviously I picked this book for its cover and name.  Bookshop in the title!  A stack of books on the cover!  There was no way this book wasn’t coming home with me for “research” aka reading in a corner while telling my family that it’s for work.  This one turned out to be another fun read that for me would fall under the category of a “beach read for anyone who loves bookshops and imagining themselves in them”.

“Miranda Brooks grew up in the stacks of her eccentric Uncle Billy’s bookstore, solving the inventive scavenger hunts he created just for her. But on Miranda’s twelfth birthday, Billy has a mysterious falling-out with her mother and suddenly disappears from Miranda’s life. She doesn’t hear from him again until sixteen years later when she receives unexpected news: Billy has died and left her Prospero Books, which is teetering on bankruptcy–and one final scavenger hunt. When Miranda returns home to Los Angeles and to Prospero Books–now as its owner–she finds clues that Billy has hidden for her inside novels on the store’s shelves, in locked drawers of his apartment upstairs, in the name of the store itself. Miranda becomes determined to save Prospero Books and to solve Billy’s last scavenger hunt. She soon finds herself drawn into a journey where she meets people from Billy’s past, people whose stories reveal a history that Miranda’s mother has kept hidden–and the terrible secret that tore her family apart.”