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Is there something you'd like us to buy for the browsing collection? There are three ways to make a request: students may "browse" and select books in person at Main Street Books (126 Main St., Davidson NC), submit requests through the form linked below, or email

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Browsing Collection items are lent for 21-day periods.

Featured Books in the Browsing Collection

Good Kings Bad Kings

Bellwether Award winner Susan Nussbaum's powerful novel invites us into the lives of a group of typical teenagers--alienated, funny, yearning for autonomy--except that they live in an institution for juveniles with disabilities. Davidson College's 2017 Common Reading Book.

The Underground Railroad

A magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. Author Colson Whitehead will be speaking on campus this year.

The People We Keep

"Allison Larkin knows her characters so well, and brings her tender, and real prose to this unflinching, lyrical tale that is perfect for anyone who has ever yearned for the fierce power of belonging or to understand the profound beauty of a family found along the way"-- Provided by publisher.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Partner - 2023 Community Read

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