Readers Services

No algorithms. No data mining. Just real people suggesting really, really good books.
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Shelf Help

Get reading recommendations...customized just for you! Complete a personalized reading profile for yourself or as a gift for a friend and our expert librarians will match your tastes with some great reads.

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Book Groups

The Kansas City Public Library features book groups on a regular basis at most of our locations. Check out our list of active groups and see what we're reading next!

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Reading Lists

If you’re in the market for fresh book titles or authors, these themed lists can provide you with some great inspiration. All lists are created by our wonderful librarians.

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Looking for your next read?

Novelist offers descriptions of thousands of books, fiction and nonfiction. Select favorite titles, authors, themes, or genres, and get suggested read-alikes.