Whether you're interested in sampling a new genre or author, you're short on time or attention or maybe you just love a good quick tale, sometime a short story is the perfect fit for your reading mood! At the Bedford Public Library, we have a lot of short story collections on the shelves - not only in our Story Collection, but on the Fiction and Nonfiction shelves too. Interested in checking some out? Click the links below to find themed browsable lists of story collections you can request with your Bedford Library card.
Did you love the twisting plot, unreliable narrator, and fast-paced suspense of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins? Click the links below to find some recommendations for other books we think you'll also enjoy!
With over 50 bestsellers to her name, it's easy to see how Mary Higgins Clark earned the title Queen of Suspense. Even though she passed away earlier this year, Mary Higgins Clark left behind a rich literary legacy of fast-paced suspense novels with relatable heroines. If you've already read them all and are looking for more, please click the links below to find a list of suggested reading we think you'll enjoy as well!
There's no doubt about it, helping patrons pick out books is one of our favorite parts of the job. Couple that with the notion that library services are changing with the times and our new Book Bundle Request Form was born. You fill out the form with information to let us know what you're looking for and we'll pull 5 books for you within 2 business days and place them on hold to be picked up via our Lower Level contact-free pickup.
Looking for the perfect cookbook? The Bedford Public Library has an extensive cookbook collection covering a wide variety of cuisines, methods and cooking styles. Clink the links below to browse curated collections for some ideas. (All of these books can be requested for contact-free pickup!)
Not finding what you're looking for? Interested in more? (Yes - there's more!) The Reference Desk is here to help! Call 472-2300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to give you some personalized recommendations!
Have you fallen in love with Inspector Armand Gamache, the quirky residents of Three Pines and the intriguing mysteries that have made Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache series a bestseller? Click the links to find some other books we think you might enjoy as well!
Even though a beach vacation may be harder to come by this year, summer is still the right time for the perfect beach read. Whether you make it to the sandy shore or are just imagining the surf from a sunny spot in your own back yard, we hope these themed browsable lists will help you pick out the perfect beach read for 2020.
The Nightingale, written by Kristin Hannah, was published in 2015 and has been a local favorite in addition to spending 20 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. In other words, if you loved this story of two sisters caught up in the turmoil of occupied France during WWII, you're not alone! Click the links to view lists of other books we think you may enjoy - all available to request from the Bedford Public Library!
Looking for an intriguing true (or mostly true) story for your Summer Reading this year? Click the links below to browse themed collections of memoirs and biographies all available to check out from the Bedford Public Library!
If you're looking for someone who didn't make the list or you can't find what you're looking for, please feel free to contact the Reference Desk directly by calling 472-2300 or emailing email@example.com and we'll be happy to help you find the perfect book.
Can't get enough of the edge-of-your seat suspense and fast-paced thrillers that James Patterson is known for? Click the links to find more books that we think you'll enjoy!
James Patterson Read-Alikes