NPR Book Concierge Celebrates Its 5th Anniversary Annual Interactive Collection of the Year's Best Reads Available Now at NPR.org/BestBooks
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NPR Book Concierge Celebrates Its 5th Anniversary

Sift Through 350+ Titles, Recommended by NPR Staff and Critics

Annual Interactive Collection of the Year's Best Reads Available Now at NPR.org/BestBooks

The 2017 Book Concierge features over 350 titles from more than 70 NPR staffers and critics. NPR hide caption

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The 2017 Book Concierge features over 350 titles from more than 70 NPR staffers and critics.

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December 5, 2017; Washington, D.C. – NPR's Book Concierge is celebrating its 5th anniversary with a new batch of books, selected by more than 70 trusted NPR hosts, critics, reporters and producers, including Robert Siegel, David Greene and Rachel Martin. Find the perfect read by exploring this year's guide using more than 25 search filters such as "Identity & Culture," "Cookbooks & Food" and "Book Club Ideas".

Visit the 2017 collection now at NPR.org/BestBooks.

"For the last five years, the Concierge has grown to become one of NPR's most popular holiday features," says Ellen Silva, Supervising Senior Editor of NPR's Arts Desk. "We're pleased that our readers and listeners continue to cherish book recommendations from their favorite NPR voices."

The Concierge features recommendations from more than 70 NPR staffers and critics, including All Things Considered hosts Robert Siegel and Ari Shapiro; Morning Edition hosts David Greene and Rachel Martin, special correspondent Melissa Block; Code Switch correspondent Karen Grigsby Bates; Washington editor and correspondent Ron Elving, arts correspondents Lynn Neary and Neda Ulaby; national security correspondent Mary Louise Kelly; and international correspondents Ofeibea Quist-Arcton and Elise Hu, among others. It also includes picks from trusted critics — including Fresh Air's Maureen Corrigan and Pop Culture Happy Hour panelist Glen Weldon — and links to book reviews and interviews from NPR and Member Stations.

First introduced in 2013, the Book Concierge was developed by NPR Books and NPR Visuals to revamp the traditional year-end "best of" list in a dynamic format for every screen. Visit NPR.org/BestBooks to see the 2017 Concierge and NPR Books' previous year-end lists dating back to 2008.

NPR Books continues to help a busy audience find great reads. The site combines the best of NPR's on-air interviews and news with original reviews and recommendations. Find all of this outstanding books coverage at npr.org/books.

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