Other Reading Resources

Local Literary Resources

Book Clubs
See OCPL's wide variety of book clubs at various locations

Books End
Local bookstore specializing in used, out-of-print, and rare books. They have a searchable online catalog.

Central New York Romance Writers
A local affiliate of Romance Writers of America. The website has author information and member news.

CNY Reads One Book 
The CNY Reads Consortium chooses one book each year for the Community Reads program. Check in with what we're reading now, and get involved!

Downtown Writer's Center
A program of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse.

New & Notable @ OCPL
Sign-up to receive notification of new DVDs, fiction, nonfiction and more in a handy newsletter straight to your email. 

The Syracuse James Joyce Club

Syracuse University Press

Reading Group Guides

Reading Group Choices
Discussion guides and recommendations for reading groups.

Reading Group Guides
Interviews, advice and ideas for your reading group, and hundreds of reading group guides.

Additional Literary Resources


An online magazine for booklovers - including reviews, previews, "behind the book" backstories, author interviews, reading guides, and much more.


Database covering more than 120,000 adult, teen and children’s fiction and non-fiction titles. Provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, hundreds of theme-oriented book lists for readers at all grade levels, award-winning and recommended titles, read-alikes, book reviews and much more.

Shop online at your favorite independent bookstore.


Free downloadable audiobooks. LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net.

The Modern Library "100 Best"
The best 20th century nonfiction and fiction published in the English language, as voted on by Modern Library readers.

New York State Literary Tree
A directory of literature resources in New York State.

The Online Books Page
An index of thousands of freely available online books.

Project Gutenberg
An extensive collection of free eBooks, available in several formats.

Study guides for English and American literature, Shakespeare, poetry, and drama.

Old and Rare Books

Easy to search service for buying and pricing out-of-print, used, rare and antiquarian books.

Another huge out-of-print source.

Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America
Search for books or book dealers. Also has articles on book collecting.