Inner West Council

Book Suggestions

Need some inspiration and ideas on what to read next? Our suggested websites, Ashfield Library Gazette, new books & DVD lists and staff picks will take you on a literary adventure as you search for your next favourite book.


Here are some of our favourite bookish websites to explore:

What Should I Read Next

Enter a book you like, and the site's database will analyse actual readers' favourite books and provide book recommendations.

Literature Map

Literature Map visually maps out authors' names. The closer two authors are on the map, the more likely a reader will like both of them.


Whichbook's sliding bars allow you to choose up to 4 criteria, enabling millions of combinations of factors, and then suggests the best book matches.

Ashfield Library Gazette

The Ashfield Library Gazette has been produced by Ashfield Library and PS Graphics since 1994. It includes author reviews, staff reviews, new titles, library events and much more. 
You can pick up a hard copy from Ashfield Library and Haberfield Library, or click on the link below for the latest issue:

October 2016- November 2016

New Book, Magazine, CD and DVD Lists

Here are the hottest new titles that have just arrived on our shelves:

New Large Print Books January 2015

New Large Print Books February 2015

New Fiction January 2015

New Fiction Books February 2015

New NonFiction Books January 2015

New GLBTQI for Children and Teens


New GLBTQI Fiction

New GLBTQI Non Fiction



Staff Picks 2015

Need some inspiration for your reading list? Here are our staff's favourite books, magazines and DVDs from the past year:

Staff Picks 2015

World War I Picks

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli, our staff have compiled a list of World War I book picks. Stay tuned for more details.

WWI Picks

For more information, contact the library on 9716 1810 or email