Readers Help

Websites for Readers


Listed below are some useful websites for booklovers.  

Read about new books being published, your favourite authors, series or genres, plus much more.

Fantastic Fiction
Thousands of authors, books, series, new books

Booksellers Book News, including New Zealand's Bestsellers, Books on Radio NZ National

New Zealand Book Council

Beattie's Book Blog


Databases for Readers

Hastings District Libraries subscribe to the following databases, of particular interest to keen readers. Read reviews & find information.

Books & Authors

New ways to explore the endless possibilites and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. Read-alikes, award winners and librarians' favourite lists. Books & Authors database

Literature Resource Center

Author biographies, bibliographies and critical analyses, plot summaries and more.  Literature Resource Center database   

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