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The Library Reads

Curated reading recommendations put together by our own library staff and student workers.

Welcome to The Library Reads!

Looking for your next favorite book? Need to get out of a reading slump? Trying to settle on an excellent book to read over break? We've got you covered!

The Library Reads is the library's brand new home for curated book recommendations from our very own staff. Different library staff members (and even some of our student workers) have put together lists of some of their favorite books that they'd love for you to check out. Each page is a different list, so there are plenty of options to choose from. You're bound to find something to enjoy!

Browse the Shelf


Staff Reading Lists


Student Staff Lists


      Macalester Community Lists

(coming soon)

Pro Tip: Found a book that sounds good? You can click on the image of the book's cover and you will be taken right to the item's record in WorldCat Discovery. From there you'll be able to see if the book is available here at the Mac library or request it via Interlibrary Loan if it's not. For more information on how checking out books works, we recommend heading over to our Library FAQ page!

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