PBS Books and Booklist, the book review journal published by the American Library Association (ALA), have joined forces to create the ultimate reading experience for book lovers of all ages everywhere.
Beginning this month, PBS Books content will be featured in Booklist Reader. This new partnership adds a multimedia dimension to the publication, including author interview videos, highlights of online book events and panels, book talks related to PBS series, and more. The collaboration also allows Booklist Reader and PBS Books to further their commitment to highlighting diverse reading recommendations and reinforces libraries as public spaces central to supporting culture, community, and creativity.
“I am proud that PBS Books is launching this exciting partnership with ALA’s Booklist Reader to share with library patrons its important work and significant PBS programming that supports the diversity of our great nation,” said Heather-Marie Montilla, national director of PBS Books. “We are thrilled to engage audiences, deliver quality digital programming, and highlight our dedication to libraries as the critical gathering place of communities.”
George Kendall, Booklist editor and publisher, noted that “the PBS Books partnership ensures that library workers and library patrons can now rely on Booklist Reader to provide the most unique, engaging, impactful, and immersive content experiences for all ages and all communities.”
ALA Executive Director Tracie D. Hall remarked: “PBS is nationally regarded for producing content that invites its audiences to think critically, while ALA is committed to enhancing education and ensuring access to information for all. That makes for a natural partner.”
The exciting partnership will begin with the May 2023 Booklist Reader issue.