Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New Vendor: BookBrowse (and Webinar Info)

Many of you saw our newest vendor, Bookbrowse, at the Vendor Fair last week. We are happy to be working with this very cool new product, and have come up with a good discount structure.

See below for a description and trial information. We have also scheduled two webinars for members to learn more about the product: September 10 at 10am and September 15 at 10am. To RSVP for either of these webinars, please send a note to Califa@califa.org containing the following information, in this format:

Your Name:
Your Library:
Your Email Address:

You will receive log in information the day before the webinar.


One of the most popular internet destinations for book lovers now offers a customized subscription service for libraries.

A unique hybrid between a readers' advisory database and an online magazine, BookBrowse combines rich content with a user-friendly, fully searchable interface that links back to your library's catalog.

BookBrowse helps busy librarians stay on top of new books, while offering patrons an intuitive, easy-to-use readers' advisory service.

Key features include:

80+ previews and 30+ in-depth reviews each month.
Fully searchable archives of thousands of books, including excerpts, reviews & author biographies.
Read-alike suggestions from all recommended books.
Browse and cross-reference by more than 70 subjects and themes.
Summaries of reviews from multiple sources.
Resources and reading guides for book clubs.

For a trial, please email califa@califa.org.

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