47: Boston Public Library

I am joined by Melissa Andrews, the Collection Development Manager at the Boston Public Library (BPL) to discuss the wide range of audiobook services offered by the library. We also explore the behind the scenes on how libraries provide audiobooks and other digital services to their patrons including impacts from a shifting publishing landscape.

Boston Public Library Audiobook Resources:

BPL Audiobooks

Shelf Service - Request a personalized reading list

BPL Suggest a Purchase

NoveList Plus - Fiction and nonfiction recommendations for adults

BPL Stream & Download Options

Boston Public Library Social Media: Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // YouTube

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21: Free Audiobooks From Your Local Library

21: Free Audiobooks From Your Local Library

Libraries are increasingly offering digital lending using services like Overdrive and Hoopla to allow patrons to borrow audiobooks (plus ebooks and other digital media) for free. Guest Mark Siegal joins me to discuss tips for using these services. We also discuss the recently awarded 2018 Hugo Awards, 1943 Retro Hugo Awards, and recent audiobook news.




2018 Hugo Award Results

The Stone Sky

World of the Five Gods

World of the Five Gods: Penric & Desdemona

The Flowers of Vashnoi (Vorkosigan Saga)

1943 Retro Hugo Awards

Foundation (TV Show)

The Good Place (TV Show)

The Good Place: The Podcast