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Magazines, Free Books, Book Trailers/Videos & More


RBdigital Magazines, the world’s largest newsstand, offers full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. Your library’s collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits.

  • Online reading: Instantly read all current and backlist magazines on desktop and mobile browsers.
  • Mobile apps: Download and read magazines on 95% of today’s mobile devices, including iOS (Apple®), Android™, and Kindle Fire™/HD/HDX.
  • Backlist: Grow your collection and build a digital backlist for anytime checkout and reading.
  • Easy browsing and checkout: Browse your library’s collection by newest issue, keyword search, genre and language to find your favorites and to discover new reading interests.
  • Two ways to read: Check out magazines and read them instantly on your desktop or mobile browser — or check out and download magazines through mobile apps.
  • Helpful notifications: Sign up for weekly email reminders about your favorite magazines.
  • No limit and permanent checkout: Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish.


Listen to the Just the Right Book podcast, hosted by Roxanne Coady, owner of the venerable Connecticut independent R.J. Julia Booksellers. Started last December and updated weekly, Just the Right Book helps readers uncover new titles. Coady discusses contemporary books of all genres, interviews everyone from authors to book sellers, and gives you the inside scoop from the literary world. Each podcast includes a written list of all the books discussed, with a healthy mix of both fiction (like Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman and Steve Erikson’s Shadowbahn) and nonfiction (including Trainwreck by Sady Doyle and The Unwinding by George Packer).

  • Free eBooks: Classics and out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books.
  • 25 sources of free public domain books: This is an updated list of sites that offer free public domain books in electronic and audio format.
  • The Internet Archive and Open Library offers over 11,000,000 fully accessible books and texts. There is also a collection of 550,000 modern eBooks that may be borrowed or downloaded by the print-disabled at

Below are author interviews, book trailers, and info from recently published or upcoming books. Borrow or request them through your local public library. Enjoy! (disclaimer below) 

Penguin Random House/Books on Tape:

New releases                    21 Books You’ve Been Meaning To Read


Visit their YouTube Channel for new Book Trailers.


These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Viola Public Library of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. The Viola Public Library bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.

February 2019
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