In a Library Far, Far Away
Did you know that every October libraries, book lovers and Star Wars enthusiasts celebrate Star Wars Reads Day? If you consider yourself a Star Wars expert, than perhaps you already knew this tidbit of information. However, this year its more than just one day, it’s the entire month. Fear not, Jedi readers – we have plenty of Star Wars reading material to keep you busy.
Let’s start with The World According to Star Wars by Cass R. Sunstein. I’ll be honest. I’m a fan of the Star Wars movies, but have never read the books behind the films. ( I know shocker right?) This book is a great overall view of the Star Wars franchise, including trivia and some interesting perspective on the lessons that are brought to our attention during the stories.
Another book by veteran journalist Chris Taylor explores the creation of the first film and it sequels. How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise by Chris Taylor examines the popularity of these films and the difficulty of reigniting interest in the films. Seriously, was there turmoil in the galaxy?
Paul Hidalgo’s book: Star Wars: The Essential Reader’s Companion provides bibliographic reference to the Star Wars fiction, the films as well as the e-book novellas. It’s worth looking at for the colorful artwork as well.
Let’s talk characters? Can you name all of them? Yes, it’s easy to recall the obvious, Darth Vader, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kanobi but what about some of the other characters? The Ultimate Star Wars written by Patricia Barr, Adam Bray, Daniel Wallace and Ryder Windham is your guide to all the characters of the galaxy. Seriously, who remembers Sy Snootles and Maz Kanata?
An interesting look at the Star Wars franchise is the William Shakespeare Star Wars series. These paradoxes recall the story line and offer an unique imitation of the stories in the familiar Shakespeare style. If you prefer we have graphic novels or comics as well. In fact, just do a keyword search and you’ll see that we have you covered! If you’d like to explore our collection further, stop by the reference desk at your local library branch and your jedi library staff will be happy to assist you! If your love of Star Wars is a family affair, you can read about what our children‘s librarian had to say including upcoming books featuring the newest Star Wars characters.
May the books be with you!
∼ Jody-Adult Reference, Warrenton central library