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NPR’s 8th Book Concierge Is The Largest Yet

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NPR’s Book Concierge returns in 2020 with 380+ new titles recommended by more than 130 NPR staffers and critics.

Annual Interactive Collection of the Year’s Best Reads Available Now at


For everyone hunkered down at home, the NPR Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever. This year’s batch of titles is the largest in the Concierge’s eight-year history, with more than 380 recommended reads, all published in 2020. Users can also browse all eight years of recommendations – that’s nearly 2,500 books total, spanning 2013 to 2020. Mix and match the interactive tags to discover “Book Club Ideas,” “Eye-Opening Reads,” “Funny Stuff,” or find the next read for the kid or teen in your life.

cartoon of book reader floating away on story“Many of us are spending more time at home this year and NPR is here to help you find your next literary escape — whether you want to laugh, fall in love, or just leave 2020 behind for a little while,” says Ellen Silva, executive producer of the Book Concierge and chief arts editor.

The 2020 Concierge features recommendations from more than 100 NPR staffers, including Ari Shapiro, Noel King, Michel Martin, Mary Louise Kelly, Melissa Block, Linda Holmes and Shereen Marisol Meraji. The collection also includes recommendations from more than 30 of our trusted critics, including Maureen Corrigan, Nancy Pearl, Annalisa Quinn and more.

Since 2013, the Book Concierge was developed by NPR Books and NPR Visuals to give readers a trusted year-end list in a dynamic format for every screen. Last year, visitors to cumulatively spent more than eight years browsing the Concierge to find their next reads. Visit to view the 2020 Book Concierge and NPR Books’ previous year-end lists dating back to 2008.

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