Books

In the Key of Fiction

After a 40-year career as a trial attorney in Washington, D.C., Bruce J. Berger turned to writing, earning a master’s degree in creative writing...
Back-to-school reading for adults

Back-to-School Reading

Montgomery County Public Libraries recommends these works of adult fiction set in school.
Celebrate National Book Lovers Day with Five Local Bookshops

Find Your Next Great Read at These MoCo Bookstores

Embrace your inner bookworm and support Montgomery County's independent book shops on National Book Lovers Day, Aug. 9.
Summer Beach Reading Recommendations

Easy, Breezy Summer Reading

These novels, recommended by Montgomery County Public Libraries, are best enjoyed while relaxing poolside or at the beach.
"Awake to Racism" by Joann Malone of Takoma Park

Takoma Park Author Reflects on 60 Years of Activism in New Memoir

Joann Malone, a former nun, wrote "Awake to Racism" during the pandemic.
climate fiction

Explore the World of Climate Fiction

Montgomery County Public Libraries recommends these fiction titles about the impact of environmental issues on human society.
The Unofficial Aldi Cookbook

This Cannoli Dip Tastes Just Like the Italian Pastry Filling

The recipe comes from “The Unofficial Aldi Cookbook,” featuring 75 simple, budget-friendly recipes using Aldi-exclusive products.
Gaithersburg Book Festival 2021

Gaithersburg Book Festival Will Run Virtually Throughout May

Free and open to all ages, the annual festival features more than 30 author events plus writing workshops.
Black Lives Matter protest in D.C.

Bookshelf: Getting to the Truth

Four thought-provoking books that can help us see our role in America’s race-relations problem.
How to Jump-Start Your New Year's Reading Resolution

Jump-Start Your New Year’s Reading Resolution

It's not too late to create a new reading habit in 2021.