Popular reading

The popular reading collections offer a continually rotating collection of the most noted in-demand literary book titles.

About the collections

Explore collections by location, or browse all of our popular reading and use the Get It service to request books be sent to a library near you.

Wilson Library

The Robert and Virginia McCollister Collection for Contemporary Literature is located on the first floor of Wilson Library near the main entrance. The collection includes current literary fiction, non-fiction, best sellers, biographies, and graphic novels.

Walter Library

The Walter Library popular reading collection is located in Walter’s Great Hall on the second floor. The collection includes best sellers, current literary fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novels.

Magrath Library

The Magrath Library popular reading collection is located across from the service desk on the ground floor. The collection reflects subjects taught on the St. Paul Campus, as well as books across a range of fiction genres. 

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