About NoveList

We are passionate about working alongside libraries to create better communities of readers. 

Our Recommendations

Do you know where your recommendations come from? You don’t have to worry about that with NoveList. We have hand-crafted recommendations created by book experts.  We know exactly where our recommendations come from — and they’re pretty smart people.

Our Process

Our experts evaluate and write recommendations, crafting them by hand. We do as many of those as we possibly can, but we also have a very sophisticated algorithm that considers subjects, genres, and our signature appeal terms.

By Librarians, For Librarians

NoveList is created by librarians for librarians. We have over 25 librarians on staff, plus others from around the country who contribute their expertise. Read more about our team.

Elements of a Good Recommendation

We believe the main element of a good recommendation is trust — some recommendations are just better than others. You can trust recommendations from NoveList because we know books, and we love libraries.

NoveList is committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion across our products. One way we are doing that is by making it easier for our users to find stories by and about people with diverse identities. Our story elements help readers connect with characters and authors of various races, genders, cultures, nationalities, orientations, religions, and abilities. We also hold ourselves to high standards of inclusivity when curating read-alikes, book lists, library promotional materials, training, and more.

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"Books are a secret weapon in our struggle to answer big problems. Because reading books is how we learn new information, but also, they are how we learn to become better human beings. The stories found in books can open our eyes to new ways of thinking, give us a better understanding of other people, help us become more compassionate and understanding, and inspire us to think of new ways of solving problems."

Danielle Borasky, Vice President, NoveList

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You Talk, We Listen

We take your feedback very seriously. Every page in NoveList has a feedback button at the top — use it to tell us anything. We also have a thumbs-up/ thumbs-down feature where you can let us know if you agree with our recommendations. 

We love to hear from our customers. We answer all feedback, so please include your name and the best way to contact you, along with your job title and the library you work at, with city and state. If you have questions or feedback about a specific product, please tell us the product name.

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