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Book cover of "Camp Damascus," showing a forest and a person reading a book

Camp Damascus by Chuck Tingle “Rose is a good girl. Finishing high school in small town Montana, she never even thinks about straying from her path–because when she does, flies pour from her mouth and she sees hideous grinning demons following her. But she has no idea where her quest for answers will end up…A […]

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“The Cartographers” by Peng Shepherd “In this engrossing story of secrets, maps, and chosen family, Peng Shepard asks what makes a place “real”: Seeing it on a map? Seeing it with your own eyes? Or is a place only as real as the people you find there? A must-read for fans of academic-flavored mystery craving […]

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Games for Dead Girls by Jen Williams “For those who like their beach reads on the darker side…Charlie has always loved to tell stories–or has Charlie always loved to lie? This dark thriller with twisting timelines follows several stories that ultimately all tie in to one horrific summer at an English beach. The consequences of the […]

BPL Staff Picks of 2022

An inside look at our favorite reads last year! Library staff has compiled a large list of their favorite reads in 2022. Need inspiration to find a new read? Check it out.

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“Our Spoons Came From Woolworths” by Barbara Comyns “Comyns’ writing is utterly unique and so good, and fortunately, much of her work has recently been rediscovered and republished. Our Spoons Came from Woolworths is quirky, sharp-witted, and darkly funny, all with a fairytale ending. I want to read everything she has written.”–Jennifer, Main Library

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Cover of the book Becoming Colorado

“Becoming Colorado: The Centennial State in 100 Objects” by William Wei “This book explores our state’s long history through 100 museum items. From prehistoric arrowheads and baskets to the fad cultural phenomenon of Crocs, you can open to any page and learn something neat about the wonderful place we call home. You can visit the […]

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“The Less People Know About Us” by Axton Betz-Hamilton “Betz-Hamilton, a scholar who studies identity theft, wrote this thoughtful memoir chronicling the decades her own family spent struggling with stolen identities. She tells the story with all the command of an expert and all the searing clarity of the only daughter of a dysfunctional family. […]

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“The House in the Cerulean Sea” by T.J. Klune Linus Baker is a straight-laced rule-following caseworker who lives alone with his cat. He is working for the Department of Magical Youth when he is called on by Extremely Upper Management for a special classified task, which requires him to relocate to an orphanage located on […]

Hosting a book group? Try our Books in a Bag service

Books in a Bag

Books in a Bag makes selecting books for your book club easy. There is a large list of books available that range from popular books to classics. Boulder Public Library staff members put eight copies of your chosen book together with background material and discussion questions, so you are completely prepared. Books in a Bag […]