New Books

Click on a title to learn more about these forthcoming books, and to place a hold!


A Column of Fire, No. 3 (Kingsbridge)  by Ken Follett
A Legacy of Spies, No. 9 (George Smiley)  by John Le Carre
An Echo of Murder, No. 23 (William Monk)  by Anne Perry
Autonomous  by Annalee Newitz
Dark Legacy, No. 31 (Carpathian)  by Christine Feehan
Don’t Let Go  by Harlan Coben
Enigma, No. 21 (FBI Thrillers) by Catherine Coulter
Five-carat Soul  by James McBride
Haunted, No. 10 (Michael Bennett)  by James Patterson and James O. Born
Sleeping Beauties  by Stephen King and Owen King
The Golden House  by Salman Rushdie
The Unquiet Grave  by Sharyn McCrumb
To Be Where You Are, No. 14 (Mitford) by Jan Karon


Raising Trump  by Ivana Trump



Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber

Barely Legal, No. 1 (Herbie Fisher) by Stuart Woods & Parnell Hall

Crime Scene, No. 1 (Clay Edison) by Jonathan & Jessie Kellerman

Dragonsworn, No. 2 (Dark-Hunter: Dragons Rising) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Exposed, No. 5 (Rosato & DiNunzio) by Lisa Scottoline

Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka

The Good Daughter , No. 1 by Karin Slaughter

I Know a Secret , No. 12 (Rizzoli & Isles) by Tess Gerritsen

The Last Tudor , No. 14 (Plantagenet and Tudor series) by Philippa Gregory

Need to Know (Sisterhood) by Fern Michaels

On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service, No. 11 (Royal Spyness Mysteries) by Rhys Bowen

The Right Time by Danielle Steele

Seeing Red by Sandra Brown

Snap Judgment, No. 3 (Samantha Brinkman) by Marcia Clark 

Star Wars Battlefront II: Inferno Squad by Christie Golden

The Store by James Patterson

Y Is for Yesterday, No. 25 (Kinsey Millhone) by Sue Grafton



TThe End of Alzheimer's : The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline by Dale Bredeson

Guinness World Records 2018 by The Editors of the Guinness World Records

Rescued From ISIS: The Gripping True Story of How a Father Saved His Son by Dimitri Bontinck

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Shatter Your Senses! by Ripley’s Believe It or Not



The Watauga County Public Library hosts several book clubs. Please see our calendar for upcoming events. Here are some of the book clubs that meet at our library:

Book Bunch Book Club

The Book Bunch Book Club meets the last Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Watauga County Public Library Meeting Room. Everyone is invited to attend. Contact the reference desk at (828) 264-8784 ext. 2 or e-mail us directly via our contact form.

Watauga Library Book Brewers Book Club

The Watauga Library Book Brewers Book Club meets every other month on the third Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Pepper's Restaurant. The good folks at Pepper's let the Book Brewers have a nice space just opposite of the Salad and Soup Bar to meet, greet and talk about the group's book selections, as well as the relationship of the literature to current, personal and historical experience. If you would like to receive information about the Book Brewers, please e-mail Adult Services directly via our contact form.

Click below for a list of the book selections, meeting dates, and more for 2017 (downloads as a PDF file).

2017 Book Brewers Selections

Cook the Books! A Mystery Book Club

Cook the Books meets the first Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. in the Watauga County Public Library Meeting Room. The club has snacks each month based on clues from the book. If you would like to be included on the email listserv for announcements, please contact Angela Constantino at (828) 264-8784 ext. 1 or e-mail us directly via our contact form.

North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

The North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NCLBPH) is a special public library that circulates books and magazines especially made for persons who cannot use regular printed material because of a visual or physical disability.