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April 29, 2015ITS_WWTCC

Countdown to Crowdrise

In the Stacks is one of the teams competing in the Women Startup Challenge on Crowdrise, sponsored by Women Who Tech and the Craigslist Foundation’s CraigConnects.

The challenge begins on April 29. In the meantime, support us on GoFundMe. We are wrapping up the GoFundMe fundraiser successfully, in order to sail forward on the winds of success. Cheers—Michelle Z. and the In the Stacks.tv team

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April 22, 2015

Thunderclap In the Stacks


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Placing LiteratureApril 15, 2015

Placing Literature

The Love Quad was added to the Placing Literature map. Check it out!

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MEZ_TBIProfile2April 8, 2015

Bye, TBI

Saving my Writer’s Profile from IDEO & Gannet’s sadly defunct The Bold Italic digital magazine, which folded yesterday. And for posterity, here’s the piece I wrote.

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April 1, 2015

Get Into The Love Quad

Available as an eBook at the following retailers:

Apple iBookstore


Barnes & Noble


Amazon Kindle

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March 18, 2015

ITS an open book: The Librarian Brain

If you’re wondering what we’re doing at In the Stacks (aka ITS), we’re building a Librarian Brain for Book recommendations.

Librarians are book experts. Librarians can be trusted. We can have confidence in librarians to provide stellar book recommendations and content curation. Currently, there are no products that aggregate librarian book recommendations (libraries pull reviews from primarily non-librarian reviewers to fulfill user requests) and there is no consumer-facing librarian recommendation service.

In the Stacks is the bridge connecting Libraries and the outside world. 99% of the people I meet don’t realize what libraries or librarians do, or the services available online. Through your local library’s website, you can check out eBooks and download them to your eReader for free—seriously! It’s incredible that a large portion of the public is unaware of this.

Why We’re doing ITS

That’s why at In the Stacks we’re building The Librarian Brain. It’s a database of every book any librarian has ever recommended. If it’s a book that’s been reviewed publicly by a librarian, then it’s in our database. ITS authentic, which is why we only include recommendations from degree-holding librarians. It can be used inside or outside the library, online, all the time.

We recognized a problem that needs to be solved. Let’s all do our part to move librarianship into the digital era. Think of a problem, where if you solve it, it will help others, too. We’re all in this together. It’s why we’re doing this. More people need to know about the amazing new ways they can benefit from using libraries.

Let Librarians Pick Your Next Read For You! Check Us Out at IntheStacks.tv and sign up to receive personalized book recommendations. Thank you for reading.—Michelle Z. from In the Stacks.tv

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March 11, 2015

Ear Bud Love

Yes,  I superglued these ear buds and created the cover art for The Love Quad myself, in typical DIY fashion. xo #booklover—Michelle

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March 4, 2015

The Love Quad

New Saffron Stories novel, The Love Quad is out March 31. Pre-order it now.

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