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Release Date: 03/16/2007

The Seattle Public Library offers NextReads, a free email service with book suggestions in 21 different subjects

The Seattle Public Library offers NextReads, a free, personalized email service that automatically notifies subscribers with book suggestions tailored to their own literary tastes.

Subscribers to NextReads may choose from 21 different fiction and nonfiction subjects, ranging from Mystery and Armchair Travel to recently added subjects such as Picture Books and Kids' Books. The service will email subscribers every month or every other month with lists of 10 to 15 titles in the subjects they choose.

Titles include links to the Library Catalog so subscribers can place holds on material right away, then pick items up at their nearest branch. NextReads also includes information on upcoming appearances by authors at the Library and local book stores.

To subscribe to NextReads, go to, select "Reader's Corner" and select "NextReads." No Library card is necessary-just an email address-for Library Web site users to subscribe.

"The variety of newsletters that NextReads provides and the ability to place holds quickly and conveniently from your email inbox have made this an exciting addition to our virtual Library," said Rachel Martin, the Library's electronic resources librarian.

The Library has offered NextReads since September 2006. The service is one of many that the Library offers as part of Reader's Corner, a collection of resources for readers of all ages and interests. Other resources include lists of new and popular titles at the Library, reading lists created by Library staff members, information for book groups and book suggestions from Nancy Pearl, author of the "Book Lust" series and book reviewer for National Public Radio.

For more information on NextReads or Reader's Corner, call the Library' Fiction Department at (206) 386-4660 or visit

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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