New Book Club Central choice to be unveiled as part of National Friends of Libraries Week

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By Steve Zalusky

Book Club Central Honorary Chair Sarah Jessica Parker will reveal her second book selection on Oct. 11, 2017, just prior to the start of National Friends of Libraries Week.

National Friends of Libraries Week honors our nation’s Friends of Libraries groups. It is a time not only to celebrate Friends, but also to promote themselves in the community, to raise awareness, and to promote membership. It also affords the chance for libraries and boards of trustees to recognize the Friends for their help and support of the library.

Book Club Central was launched this year by the American Library Association (ALA). Designed in consultation with expert librarians to provide the public with the very best in reading, this online resource is a one-stop shop for engaging content and helpful information for book clubs and readers of all types, including author interviews, book recommendations and reviews, as well as discussion questions and information on how to start and moderate a book club.

Parker’s inaugural book selection, “No One Is Coming to Save Us,” by Stephanie Powell Watts, published by Ecco/an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. As honorary chair of ALA Book Club Central, Ms. Parker will provide additional recommended titles throughout the year.

Book Club Central Sponsoring Partners are Booklist, the book review magazine of the ALA; United for Libraries, a division of the ALA; and Libraries Transform, the ALA’s public awareness campaign, along with Corporate Platinum Partner Penguin Random House. Other Corporate Partners include NoveList and OverDrive.

Book Club Central can also be found on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Parker, the star and executive producer of “Divorce,” which premiered in October 2016 on HBO and which has been renewed for a second season. recently launched SJP for Hogarth in partnership with Molly Stern, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Crown, Hogarth, Broadway, Crown Archetype, and Three Rivers Press. SJP for Hogarth will selectively publish high-quality works of fiction by both established writers and distinctive emerging voice with critical and commercial promise. In this new role, Ms. Parker will be involved in all aspects of the publication process, from their selection and acquisition to cover design and promotion with her vision providing the editorial foundation for each publication.

For more information, please visit www.bookclubcentral.org and for SJP for Hogarth: www.sjpforhogarth.com.