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  • New York Times Books
    Search for book reviews back to 1996. Use quotes around phrases. Also includes the Sunday Book Review.
  • ALA's Booklist Online
    Recommendations from the American Library Association.
    Booknotes from C-SPAN offers interviews with nonfiction authors.
  • BookPage
    "A national review publication helping nearly one million people each month select their books and learn more about the people writing them. Much of the content here is unique to this site or is an enhancement of the material available in the printed edition of BookPage."
    The premier book site on America Online and the largest book conversation in cyberspace.
  • CliffsNotes
    In September of 2004, offered 180 literature guides that could be read for free (there's a fee to download them).
  • Library Journal
    On this sites you can get book news, lists and reviews of PrePub Best Sellers, Subject Best Sellers, and Hot Picks.
  • National Public Radio (NPR): Books
    Check here for book reviews, author interviews, summer reading lists, and you can listen to some of them online. You can also sign up for their BookNotes Newsletter.
  • New York Review of Books
    Begun during the newspaper strike of 1963, the New York Review of Books has columns on current topics and books with a liberal slant.
  • Publishers Weekly
    Read current reviews in various categories. To access archived reviews you need to be a subscriber.
  • Three Percent
    3% refers to the number of books published in the United States that are works in translation. Three Percent brings readers information about goings-on in the world of international literature and provides reviews and samples of books in translation.
  • USA Today Books
    exclusive stories and best seller lists.
  • Washington Post Books
    Includes the first chapters of select books reviewed by The Post and discussions about books.