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Shelf Help

With tens of thousands of books on the shelf and new titles arriving daily, sometimes it can be daunting to find that next good book to read. That's why we have gathered together a variety of resources and tools to give you some "Shelf Help". From librarian recommended titles, web sites for bibliofiles, Book Group Take-Out kits to reviews from readers like you, Shelf Help can help you find the next great book.

The White Princess by Philippa Gregory

Fiction Guide

Looking for more books in your favorite genre, such as mystery or historical fiction? Finished everything by your favorite author and want something similar to read? Check out our fiction guide to discover more exciting authors!

Books All Georgians Should Read

"Books All Georgians Should Read" and "Books All YOUNG Georgians Should Read" are selected by the Georgia Center for the Book, the state's premier literary organization. See the titles available at DCPL.

Live Green!

Trying to join the green revolution? Want to live healthy, sustainably, and locally? Want to read about the current global warming crisis in historical and scientific context? This reading list may be just what you need. See Complete List

One Life to Read

We only have one life to read, so we should read about as many lives as possible. Here's a list of extraordinary, influential, and inspirational figures throughout history, politics, and the arts. Be sure to check it out. See Complete List

Staff Picks

Come see what we've been reading. This section is where you'll find book recommendations from library staff. Also, check out the archives for even more staff picks of yore. Go to Staff Picks



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Find interesting books to read based on other books previously enjoyed, or to look for books about a particular subject, relationship, geographic area, period of time, or plot description. Includes lists of award-winning titles and reviews.

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