Library Pathfinders

Library Pathfinders are lovingly crafted by BCPL's reference librarians to bring you suggested reading, browsing, and viewing options. We do our best to choose topics YOU enjoy and most often request. Our goal with pathfinders is to bring you a world of suggested media right at your fingertips on subjects you care about.

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Most Recent & Popular Guides

  • America’s Pastime: Baseball

    Explore baseball through the librarian-selected resources highlighted in this Library Pathfinder. Pathfinders are guides for suggested reading, browsing, and viewing on popular subjects and authors.

  • American Roots Music

    Explore and discover Roots Music—from Allison Krauss to Elvis Presley—through the librarian-selected resources highlighted in this Library Pathfinder. Pathfinders are guides for suggested reading, browsing, and viewing on popular subjects and authors.

  • Author Guide: Anne Perry

    Anne Perry is New Zealand–born American author best known for her historical detective fiction.

  • Author Guide: Debbie Macomber

    American author Debbie Macomber is a wildly successful romance and contemporary fiction writer. More than 200 million copies of her books are in print, and she’s won numerous awards, including the Romantic Times Magazine Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award and the coveted Romance Writers of America RITA Award, among others.

  • Author Guide: J.D. Robb

    J.D. Robb is the internationally bestselling pseudonym for the the powerhouse of romance, Nora Roberts. Roberts—a highly prolific writer with over 200 novels in her backlist—picked up the pseudonym in 1995 at the urging of her publisher, so they could publish more of her work each year.

  • Author Guide: Jane Austen

    English author Jane Austen was born December 16th, 1775 and through her relatively short life of 41 years, she published six novels that have since become classics. Austen’s prose is first and foremost a biting, ironic critique on 18th-century British gentry, and secondly, a compelling comment on the dependent social standing of women in her time. Notably, her novels mark a transition from novels of sensibility to 19th-century literary realism.

  • Author Guide: John Grisham

    John Grisham is a multiple award-winning author and household name. The American author has published an impressive backlist of novels, from searing crime thrillers (A Time to Kill) and uproarious comedic fiction (Skipping Christmas). Grisham’s novels have been translated into over 40 languages, and nine of his bestsellers have movie adaptations.

  • Author Guide: Nora Roberts

    Nora Roberts could be considered one of the most popular and prolific authors of the 20th century. She has published an amazing 200+ novels over a nearly 40-year career, between her well-known contemporary romance Nora Roberts pen name and her equally successful J.D. Robb romantic suspense pseudonym.

  • Author Guide: Stephen King

    Not many authors can claim the level of fame and success Stephen King has experienced in his long and illustrious career. He has published an astonishing number of novels, many of which have been adapted for feature films and television shows.

  • Author Guide: William Shakespeare

    William Shakespeare is an enigmatic yet important literary figure in history. Our reference librarians have compiled this pathfinder with a complete listing of Shakespeare’s works, recommended reimaginings, and movies based on his plays.

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