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Books and Reading: Find Your Next Great Read

Check here often for the latest information on anything to do with books and reading.

Lose yourself in a good book!!

Inside a Dog

inside a dog is a place for teen readers. Here you can:

eBooks and Audiobooks

Click the icon below to download ebooks and audiobooks.

BGS Digital Collection

SLQ eBooks

Did you know...

the State Library provides 24/7 access to over 100,000 non-fiction ebooks?

Click here to sign up for SLQ membership.

Street Reads - an example of Location Literature

Brisbane City Council and the Brisbane Writers Festival offered an interactive reading experience, using QR codes to choose your own adventure.

See our Library blog, The Pulse, for more details.

Riverbend Standing Orders

Find your next good book here!!

Try this site to see if you can find your next good read:

http://www.whatshouldireadnext.com

How to Find Your Next Book

Here are some other great tools to look for books you might like to read.

Gnooks: Type in the name of the author you like and a moving map of similar authors appears. Names that are closer together are more similar than those that are far apart.

 

YourNextRead.com : you can look up specific titles to get recommendations. Sometimes you only get books by that author but at other times you do get an interesting list. There are Amazon blurbs and reviews.

 

Allreaders.com : this site provides a small list of titles that are similar to any given book, but you can also search for books based on plot, setting or even details about the characters. Titles are accompanied by a plot summary.

 

Year 8 Science Fiction Books

Books, Civilization and Humanity

 

"Books are the carriers of civilization.  Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. Without books, the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are engines of change..., windows on the world and lighthouses erected in the sea of time. They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print."

Barbara W. Tuchman, historian and Pulitzer Prize winner

“Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy.” 

Germaine Greer.

“Books are the threads from which the fabric of our culture and civilisation are woven” 

Richard W. Clement.

 “Come, and take choice of all my library, and so beguile your sorrow.” 

William Shakespeare.

“It is difficult now to imagine how some of the great turning points in Western history could have been achieved without [the book]. The Renaissance, the Reformation, the Scientific Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment all relied on the printed word for their spread and permanent influence. For two and a half millennia, humanity used the book, in its manuscript or printed form, to record, to administer, to worship and to educate."

Martyn Lyon