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Hey There, Fellow UNSHELVED Readers!

Welcome to the Macmillan Library blog! We're so glad you were intrigued enough by our goofy faces to click through and see what we're all about (if you didn't make it here via Unshelved, see the adorable ad that Bill made here).

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We'll kick off introductions by letting you in on the things we secretly love the most. Talia, for one, goes crazy for mini-cupcakes, costume fairy wings, and her two sassy cats. And Ali is a sucker for sweaters with foxes on them, puppies in top hats, and American macaroons. 

When it comes to our reading preferences, Talia is all about the psychological thrillers—the gorier the better—whereas Ali opts for the epic sci-fi and fantasy stories—the more spaceships the better. Both of us are suckers for anything with a cute animal on the cover.

But that's not all we read. We're here specifically to chat with you about all of the great Adult books coming from Macmillan's publishers (including St. Martin’s Press, Henry Holt, Tor/Forge, Minotaur, Picador, and Farrar, Straus & Giroux) as well as our distributed publishers. Please feel free to ask us questions!

We encourage you to browse through our recent posts, head straight to our digital catalogs, or sign up for our Booklist webinar.

And for the Sherrilyn Kenyon fans who are quick on the draw:

We have 10 extra galleys of Sherrilyn Kenyon's TIME UNTIME, the latest book in the Dark-Hunter series. Just send an e-mail to Library-at-MacmillanUSA.com with your name, the library you work for, and the full mailing address where you would like to receive the galley. 

If you're new, introduce yourselves in the comment section below or come chat with us on Twitter (@MacmillanLib)! We look forward to getting to know you.

All the best!
Talia & Ali
a.k.a. T(Ali)a

4 Responses to Hey There, Fellow UNSHELVED Readers!

  1. ali says:

    Welcome Philip & Marie!

    Talia has it right, we’re dangerously susceptible to flattery (and cupcakes), but priority #1 for us is getting books in the hands of librarians. Please continue to join us on the blog and if we ever open up a contest to non-librarians, we’ll be sure to note it in the fine print.

    We’re so glad you’re here and we hope to hear from you more in the future!


  2. Philip says:

    I do not work for a library (anymore)but I do wonder if I could still enter some of the contests you sometimes offer. My wife teaches remedial reading for East Middle School in Joplin, MO. This was one of the schools destroyed in the Joplin Tornado last May. I realize that these contests are offered to promote orders from libraries that might ACTUALLY make future orders but just thought I would ask. The fact that the UNSHELVED guys talk you up so much says a lot for you all as business people.
    Have a blessed day.

  3. Marie says:

    I read whatever catches my eye and sparks an interest to learn more, but love mysteries (sorry, not of the gory variety), journalistic nonfiction, and teen fiction. I am happiest when engaging in Reader’s Advisory, those diminishing face-to-face encounters. Thanks to UNSHELVED for the introduction- I will enjoy your blog!

  4. Talia the boss lady Sherer says:


    “The fact that the UNSHELVED guys talk you up so much says a lot for you all as business people.”

    Flattering me is the fastest / easiest way to my heart (cupcakes help) and your wife does pretty frickin’ awesome and important work so… I’m delighted to send you something to read. You earned it, man! But if you don’t mind, let’s leave the contests to the lovely and very much under-appreciated librarians of the world. I wish I could enter them too!! Believe me!!


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