Nonfiction Lounge

Do you love to read nonfiction? Meet your favorite authors and add to your #ToBeRead list in the sessions below.

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June 8, 2021

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All session recordings will be made available to registrants for several months after the event.


Women Empowering Women 

Join Danielle Dreilinger and Kate Moore in a conversation about their new books, which center on gender-based injustices from America's recent past, the women who fought for better lives, and what their stories have to teach us today.

Women Empowering Women


See Me; I See You - Memoir 

Join Danielle Henderson, Maria Hinojosa, and Nichole Perkins as they discuss family, culture, feminism and belonging along their journey to create the space to be the women they chose to be.


LibraryReads Buzz: nonfiction

Join LibraryReads and ALMA (the Adult Library Marketing Association) for Book Buzz. Library marketing reps will showcase upcoming summer and fall 2021 titles they love. Don't miss the chance to hear about the hottest new titles in nonfiction!

Speakers: Rebecca Vnuk (LibraryReads), Sharon Shell, Linette Kim, Chris Vaccari, Annie Mazes, Melissa Nicholas, Melissa Croce, Golda Rademacher, Tucker Stone, Margaret Coffee, Christopher Connolly, Anna-Lisa Sandstrum, Ellen Whitaker

June 9, 2021


Author Breakfast - The Path Forward

Steven Rogers and Raphael and Opeyemi Sofoluke discuss Black identity in the working world, the racial wealth disparity, obstacles to Black professional progress, and being part of the solution.

The Path Forward


Words in Motion

Join Hanif Abdurraqib, Farah Jasmine Griffin, and Clint Smith for a conversation about the texture and layers of culture, history, language, and Black life; through the written and spoken word.


Toward a Braver New World

In a conversation examining dominant ideas in politics, medicine, and economics, Rupa Marya, Raj Patel, and Nesrine Malik discuss our current systems in crisis and consider solutions for a more just future.

Towards a Braver New World (1)


Editors' Picks: Nonfiction

These new nonfiction books by LGBTQIA+ and/or BIPOC authors have been nominated by editors as their top picks! In this session, the editors and authors behind these highly anticipated titles share why these books belong on your shelf. The goal of this Editors’ Picks series is to amplify under-supported voices in publishing while helping you find your next great read.

Speakers: Jen Manion (author), Julianna Haubner (Simon & Schuster), Alessandra Bastagli (Astra House), Sara Blanchard (author), Misashia Suzuki Graham (author), Rohit Bhargarva (author), Peter Staley (author), Evan F. Moore (author), Jashvina Shah (author), Nim Moorthy (Pluto Books), Crystal Byrd Farmer (author), Fern L. Johnson (author), Marlene G. Fine (author), Ilsa Govan (author), Tilman Smith (author), Sara Richmond (Edelweiss)

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