Overbooked is starting the Next Chapter. Currently in beta testing stealth mode.
Almost everything! New people coming on board, new formats, new platform (WordPress).

But the emphasis will still be focused on providing timely information about new titles and notable books (starred review titles).

Things are in flux as we work to get the new site ready for prime time. Please let use know what you think.

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Over Site: An Overview of the Next Chapter

We promise to

  • love books and reading
  • adore authors & publishers
  • love libraryland
  • relish readers
  • encourage omnivorous reading
  • revel in ravenous readers
  • support bookish resources

“After all, it’s the librarian’s sworn purpose to bring books together with their one true reader.” ― Kate Morton


We Provide Resources for Readers

Our goal is the timely delivery of book related information to inform readers…

“Good librarians are natural intelligence operatives. They possess all of the skills and characteristics required for that work: curiosity, wide-ranging knowledge, good memories, organization and analytical aptitude, and discretion.” ― Marilyn Johnson, This Book Is Overdue!

We Support the Rights of Readers

The 10 Inalienable Rights of the Reader 

  1. The right not to read
  2. The right to skip
  3. The right not to finish a book
  4. The right to re-read
  5. The right to read anything
  6. The right to “Bovary-ism,” a textually transmitted disease (the right to mistake a book for real life)
  7. The right to read anywhere
  8. The right to dip in
  9. The right to read out loud
  10. The right to be silent

 -Daniel Pennac


We Do This for LOVe

  • Rosenberg’s First Law of Reading:  Never apologize for your reading tastes.”
  • Orr’s Corollary: “Never belittle anyone else’s reading tastes.”

S.R. Ranganathan’s Five Laws of Library Science:

  1. Books are for use.
  2. Every reader his [or her] book.
  3. Every book its reader.
  4. Save the time of the reader.
  5. The library is a growing organism.

Five Laws of Library Science

Seeing Stars

Check out the starred review titles. Books (Fiction all genres and selected Nonfiction).
Featuring starred reviews from these journals: Booklist, Kirkus, Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly.

Buy Buttons

The buy this book buttons are part of a service that allows book information to be imported from Amazon and Good Reads. This service is intended as a convenience to save time and energy.

About the Ann the Overbooked

Ann Chambers Theis

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Ann Chambers Theis/ACT: Book person since birth. Collection Management Librarian. Ravenous and omnivorous reader. Service person for Nyx the eyeless library cat. Founder of overbooked.com. Fond of corvids. Is sometimes MSing in action due to Multiple Sclerosis.