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Recommended Read: Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees

Cover of the book "Buzz" by Thor Hanson.

“A conservation biologist presents a history of bees that traces their evolution and varieties while evaluating the environmental hazards placing them at risk. If you enjoy watching the interactions of bugs in your backyard, this book is for you. A fascinating and beautifully-told natural history of the world’s 20,000 types of bees!”–Barbara, Meadows

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Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton “This memoir is a sweet exploration of love, relationships, jobs, and life. But most importantly it’s a total love letter to our most important female friendships. I laughed, I cried, I swooned. Dolly is one of my favorite voices in contemporary culture.”–Jessica, Meadows Library

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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“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 […]