Popular reading

The popular reading collections offer a browsing collection of current popular literature for the use of the University’s faculty, students, and staff.

About the collections

The popular reading collections are maintained through a contract with Baker & Taylor’s Book Leasing program. The leasing program provides the ability to offer a continually rotating collection of the most noted in-demand literary book titles.

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Book matchmaking

Having trouble finding a book you really love? Looking for something fun or different in your reading life? Fill out a short form about your reading life and our expert book matchmakers will email you a list of three books from the University of Minnesota libraries that match what you are looking for.

Find a match

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Read This Book!

Lisa Von Drasek hosts Read This Book!, which features University of Minnesota librarians who review books from various genres, including

  • children’s literature,
  • cookbooks,
  • science,
  • mysteries, and
  • popular literature.

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