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Book Reviews

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This is a free, commercial site that sells books on all subjects and sometimes provides its own editorial reviews as well as reviews from other sources such as The New York Times Book Review and Booklist.
This contains book reviews, author interviews, literary prize lists, and discussion guides and tips for book groups. Titles are searchable by genre in both the adult and special "Kids Corner," which also allows searching by reading level. The user can also sign up for an e-mail newsletter and submit reviews. Profiles are provided for the board and for authors of individual reviews.


BookPage is a monthly book review publication distributed to readers through subscribing bookstores and public libraries. Founded in 1988 and located in Nashville, Tennessee, BookPage serves as a broad-based selection guide to the best new books published every month. The tone is upbeat and literate, focusing on bestsellers as well as new discoveries.


BookSpot features bestseller lists, book awards and reviews, electronic texts, online booksellers, antique books, author and publisher information, literary criticism, book news and events, and much more.


This is a site devoted to the book industry and provides links to several major review publications, including Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and The Book Report.

Complete Reveiw

This site offers reviews of books that have recently been published or republished and featured in the news. Contains links to publishers' sites from all around the world.

Goodreads is one of the best sites for book reviews and recommendations.

H-Net Reviews

H-Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences is an online scholarly review resource that publishes reviews of books, films, software, museum exhibits, and web sites. Reviews can be searched by year of publication. Reviewers, authors and readers engage in discussions of the reviews online.

LibraryThing connects you to people who read similar books as you.

This is a UK-based site with top-notch reviews by staff editors and contributors.

NPR has excellent reviews and podcasts.

New York Times Book Review
Find book reviews, essays, best sellers, and news from this site.