About In the Stacks

About Us

In the Stacks combines top librarian book picks with users' reading preferences to provide book recommendations and allows users to locate books nearby and online. Powered by expert content from The Librarian Brain database, both the ITS app and plugin are perfect tools for voracious, eBook-loving readers looking for their next favorite read to devour on their electronic devices. Connecting book lovers with curated librarian-endorsed picks in a whole new way, ITS is redefining the role of the librarian in today’s digital landscape.

Created by librarian Michelle Zaffino in 2008, In the Stacks features videos of Michelle’s and guest librarians’ reviews of books currently out there in the stacks. All genres are covered, but the primary focus is on contemporary fiction, including romance, young adult, teen, literary, mystery, fantasy, and some non-fiction and memoir. The Librarian Brain made its debut in 2015.

The In the Stacks Mission

Librarian book recommedations are valued among Amazon users: 100% of users who have an account on Amazon feel book recommendations from Librarians are more valuable than reviews from Amazon (Source: User testing @ FactoryX Academy). In the Stacks aims to create change through discovering impactful stories that improve the lives of readers both inside and outside the brick-and-mortar library. Our mission is to create a new way of helping users traverse the divide between the traditional and the digital worlds of publishing and library science. We work to challenge the traditional definition of a library, and innovate new and better ways to connect book consumers with book producers.

Our main audience includes people who read romance and young adult novels, and whether they are bloggers, librarians, or everyday book consumers our mission is the same—to offer a new and dynamic way to connect readers with storytelling. Our app is created and curated by library and publishing professionals and our users benefit from having industry experts continually updating material to stay on top of the latest trends and hottest books. Our aim is to be the go-to source for book recommendations and reviews and our unique app will become an indispensable resource created by experts, and used by everyone.

Join Us In the Stacks

We're looking for Librarians!

Are you a book lover who is passionate about sharing books with others? Are you interested in introducing people to insightful ideas and new worlds? Then we want you In the Stacks! Please contact info@inthestacks.tv for more information on how you can submit book content.