Miami Book Fair International

miamibookfair-logoGet ready to meet your favorite authors at this year’s Miami Book Fair International: The latest work of several of this year’s presenters, including titles by Anne Rice, Walter Isaacson, Barbara Ehrenreich, John Cleese, and John Waters, are available through Richter Library’s bestsellers collection or through UML’s e-book service, OverDrive. You’ll also find many of these authors’ earlier works in our catalog, such as Anne Rice’s vampire series (now on its eleventh installment, Prince Lestat).

To suggest additional titles for our bestsellers collection, use the “Recommend a Title” feature.

The following list highlights a few of the presentations scheduled for this year’s Miami Book Fair International. (Check the schedule for a full list of appearances and event details.)

Anne Rice | November 17
Prince Lestat
Now available on OverDrive
We will have the print book later this month.

Barbara Ehrenreich | November 19
Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever’s Search for the Truth about Everything
Now available in print and on OverDrive.

Joyce Carol Oates | November 20
Lovely, Dark, Deep
Now available in print.

Walter Isaacson | November 22
The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
Print version on order through Books & Books.

John Waters | November 22
Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America
Now available in print and OverDrive.

John Cleese | November 23
So, Anyway
Now available on OverDrive
Print version on order through Books & Books.

For updates on our bestseller and OverDrive collection as well as events at Richter Library follow us on twitter or instagram @askrichter.

Beta Website Launched

The University of Miami Libraries is pleased to announce the launch of the beta  library web site [ ] and catalog  [].

The new sites are the result of usability testing, focus groups, faculty interviews, and user surveys. The beta library site features more prominent search options providing quick, convenient access to core library information. Other features include quick links to frequently used services and resources, audience level pages to easily access library information important to students, faculty, and visitors, and a fresh new look. The new catalog includes the ability to send a text from within a record as well view Google Book Previews of titles where available.

Both the beta library site and beta catalog will run in parallel with the current sites to give everyone a chance to familiarize themselves with the new organization and provide feedback for improvements.  Users can switch back and forth via links to and from the beta sites in the upper banner.

Please be sure to click on the feedback link in the upper banner to let us know what you think!

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