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Books You Can Love and How to Find Them: Local Knowledge

An overview of the readers' advisory resources available to help you find the next thing you want to read. Think block breaks, summer reading, or even something to take your mind off that looming deadline.


Bookends is a blog where Tutt Library staff and other campus folk write about the books we've read.  Usually we write about the books we like best, rather than the stinkers, and usually we include links to our catalog and Prospector to make it easier for other CC readers to find those books.  We welcome your contributions!  Just email with your book review, and we will post it.  (Someone will be in touch if we have any questions about your submission.)

Here are links to some of our most recent reviews:


We Want Your Stuff!

Please email us with info about your book/movie/music blog, tumblr, event, etc., so we can highlight it on these pages!  Reviews of books, movies, and music for Bookends are also welcome. And, of course, we'd love to hear what you have to say about anything else on these pages, or any aspect whatsoever of your library experience.  (We'll make sure your comments get to the person who can best appreciate them.)

CC(ish) Links

The Blog of the Press that is the Press at Colorado College - book culture doesn't get more local and hands-on than this.

CC Authors - very recent books by authors from CC can be browsed and borrowed from the display on the corner of the circulation desk. Less recent (but still wonderful) offerings are available in the regular stacks and in Special Collections.

Colorado College Visiting Writers Series - attend the readings, read the books. They're available for browsing and borrowing in the corner of the lobby by the window, next to the comfy chair.

Pikes Peak Library District - While not technically part of Colorado College, the nearest public library branch is only a mile south on Cascade.  Bring both a picture ID and proof of local residency (eg mail addressed to your CO address) to get set up with an account.  The public library has the best selection of audiobooks we've ever seen - perfect for that block break roadtrip - along with books, movies, CDs, and video games. They also have a spiffy "Find a Good Book" page of their own! If you don't feel like walking all the way down to Penrose every time you want something new, you may want to visit their virtual branch instead.

Poetry LibGuide - For poetry lovers - or people who are poetry-curious - this guide is indispensable! Lots of info to help you find poets you will love, it's also full of embedded videos. Created by one of Tutt's research librarians, Mimi Wheatwind.

Tutt Leisure Books - our Acquisitions Coordinator (and book lover) Lana Slaton selects the most compelling general interest books for the Leisure Reading section. They spend their first year at CC front-and-center in the library lobby, where you can easily browse and borrow them.

Tutt New Books - get 'em while they're hot!  We buy hundreds of new books each block, and we switch out our display every block too, so if you are browsing the new book section (near the circulation desk) and you see something appealing ... snag it.

Tutt Varying Display - Between the new books and the leisure books in the library lobby, there is a special assortment of books that changes every couple of months, depending on what we're up to.  Keep an eye out each spring for our most popular display, The Best of The Best Books of the Year... or use these links to check out our Best of the Best from past years: 20142013, 20122011, 2010, 2009.

Circulation Team Coordinator

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Marianne Aldrich
My office is behind Tutt's circulation desk. Email works best, but you can also call me at (719)389-6189.
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