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Finding Reviews: Books, Films, Concerts, & Exhibitions: Book Reviews

Use this guide to find reviews of books, films, concerts, exhibitions, and more.

Online Book Reviews from the Library

Use these library databases to find book reviews from a wide variety of publications, including scholarly journals, popular magazines and newspapers.

Book Reviews in Print

Has one of your favorite authors written book reviews?  Following is a selection of books that include reviews written by well-known authors.  To find out if your favorite author has also reviewed books, search the library catalog and use the dropdown arrow to select author.

Book Reviews on the Web

Below is a selection of high-quality web resources that feature book reviews in both longer and shorter formats.  For critical and review essays, take a look at sources like the New York Review of Books, the London Review of Books and TLS.  For shorter reviews, see sources like Kirkus Reviews.

Share Your Favorite Books

Goodreads is a social network for book lovers and is the largest site for readers and book recommendations in the world. It has more than 8,400,000 members who have added more than 300,000,000 books to their shelves. A home for casual readers and bona-fide bookworms alike, Goodreads users recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they've read and would like to read, find their next favorite book, form book clubs and much more.