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The newest books at your fingertips

Being able to get your hands on the newest books by your favorite authors is at your fingertips.  The BPL (Bossier Parish Library) online catalog has a list of new books, CDs, DVDs, and audio books at www.bossierlibrary.org. Space is limited in this column to provide a complete list all of the new items on order and received so I hope you will find what you are looking for online. 

First, go to the online catalog and type in the search bar “new books;” click Go.  That will take you to a list of 6352 or so items to select from.  That is an overwhelming number to view.   

You can narrow your search by publication date which will begin with 2014.  This will show all items with the most current publication dates.  That includes all formats: DVD, CD, audio, large print, children’s, and more. 

Next, if you want to narrow you search even more go to the sidebar to locate the specific format, or new titles for the week.  You can go all the way back to the last six months or even a year if you like.  

Another way to search is to click on the Author menu for a list of your favorite authors’ newest releases, series, subject, or genre.    

The Newly Added feature will tell you what is on order, what was recently cataloged, or not available. 

It is easy to place a hold or add the item(s) to your list using this search method.  I encourage you to give it a try.  The Library Staff is always happy to assist if you need us.  

Make a note: 

  • The Summer Reading Programs are in full swing.  Check the library website for dates, times, and locations.
  • Pick up a free Red River Moms magazine at the library for a list of our upcoming programs and events.
  • Read book reviews online at www.macaronikid.com.

New Books


“Mark of Distinction” by Jessica Dotta

“American Craftsmen” by Tom Doyle

“The Cartographer of No Man’s Land” by P.S. Duffy

“Blood and Beauty” by Sarah Dunant

“The Train to Warsaw” by Gwen Edelman

“The Good Thief’s Guide to Berlin” by Chris Ewan 

“The Last Enchantments” by Charles Finch

“People of the Morning Star: A Novel of North America’s Forgotten Past” by W. Michael Gear

“Fair Play” by Deeanne Gist

“The Blonde” by Anna Godbersen 


“My Gentle Barn” by Ellie Laks

“Decoding your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones” by Debra F. Horwitz

“Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs” by David Grimm

“Minding the Manor: The Memoir of a 1930s English Kitchen Maid” by Mollie Moran

“Preserving by the Pint” by Morisa McClellan

“Improving Your Soil” by Keith Reid

“Taming the Feast” by Ben Ford

“Feast” by Sarah Copeland

“Guy on Fire” by Guy Fieri

“The Big Flavor Grill” by Chris Schlesinger

Vickie Hardin is Outreach Specialist for the Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at vhardin@state.lib.la.us

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