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Posted on: July 7, 2022

Check Out Our Book Bundles & Binge Sets!

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WHAT IS A BOOK BUNDLE?
A book bundle is a curated selection of books specially handpicked by a librarian. Each book bundle features a different theme, topic, or genre. Choose a bundle that interests you and check it out at the checkout desk or reserve one for pickup. Book bundles are checked out for 21 days with no renewals. You may check out 1 book bundle at a time.

WHAT IS A BINGE SET?

We’ve made it easy for you to binge watch movies and TV shows. Binge Sets are perfect for movie nights, long weekends, days you are stuck inside, or when you just want to watch TV all day! Best of all they are FREE to check out with your library card! Choose a set that interests you and check it out at the checkout desk or reserve one for pickup. Binge sets are checked out for 21 days with no renewals. You may check out 1 binge set at a time.

HOW CAN I RESERVE A BOOK BUNDLE OR BINGE SET?

Please browse the lists below and call 225-8670 or email library@concordnh.gov to reserve a book bundle or binge set for pickup.


Book Bundles (books come in a tote bag, and are checked out/turned in as a group)

Everyone Has a Secret

  • The Prized Girl by Amy K. Green
  • The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Hospital Drama

  • Code Triage by Candace Calvert
  • Trauma Plan by Candace Calvert

Irish Fiction

  • Irish Stew by Andrew M. Greeley
  • Irish Mist by Andrew M. Greeley

Master of Legal Fiction

  • The Guardians by John Grisham
  • The Reckoning by John Grisham

Master of Suspense

  • Odd Hours by Dean Koontz
  • Frankenstein Lost Souls by Dean Koontz

Mitford Series

  • Home to Holly Springs by Jan Karon
  • In the Company of Others by Jan Karon

Science Fiction

  • Foundation by Isaac Asimov
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Ringworld by Larry Niven

Year's Best Fantasy and Horror

  • Year's Best Fantasy & Horror 2005 
  • Year's Best Fantasy & Horror 2006

Digging Deeper with Plants (Non-Fiction)

  • Wicked Plants: The Weed the Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart
  • A Garden of Marvels: How We Discovered that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants by Ruth Kassinger
  • The Green Mantle: An Investigation into Our Lost Knowledge of Plants by Michael Jordan

True Crime (Non-Fiction)

  • Street Soldier: My Life as an Enforce for Whitey Bulger and the Boston Irish Mob by Edward MacKenzie
  • The Lizard King: The True Crimes and Passions of the World's Greatest Reptile Smugglers by Bryan Christie
  • Crimes of Passion: An Unblinking Look at Murderous Love by Howard Engel

Truth vs. Conspiracy Theory (Non-Fiction)

  • Discover's 20 Things You Didn't Know About Everything: Duct Tape, Airport Security, Your Body, Sex in Space, and More! by the editors of Discover Magazine
  • Hippo Eats Dwarf: A Field Guide to Hoaxes and Other B.S. by Alex Boese
  • Among the Truthers: A Journey Through America's Growing Conspiracist Underground by Jonathan Kay

Indigenous Voices (Non-Fiction: Books by Native American Authors)

  • Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit: Essays on Native American Life Today by Leslie Marmon Silko
  • Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country by Louise Erdrich
  • Black Elk Lives: Conversations with the Black Elk Family by Aaron DeSersa Jr. and Clifton DeSersa
  • Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World by Linda Hogan
  • In the Presence of the Sun: Stories & Poems 1961-1991 by N. Scott Momaday

All About the Bard (Non-Fiction: Books by and about William Shakespeare)

  • Shakespeare and Modern Culture by Marjorie Garber
  • Becoming Shakespeare: The Unlikely Afterlife that Turned a Provincial Playwright into the Bard by Jack Lynch
  • Shakespeare's Shakespeare: How the Plays Were Made by John C. Meagher
  • The Comedies by William Shakespeare
  • Tragedies & Poems by William Shakespeare
  • Tragedies by William Shakespeare


Binge Sets (groups of dvd movies, checked out as a set)

Set 1: Starring Tom Hanks

  • Road to Perdition
  • A Hologram for the King
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Turner & Hooch

Set 2: Indiana Jones Collection

  • Indiana Jones & the Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom
  • Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade

Set 3: Magnificent Seven Collection

  • The Magnificent Seven
  • Return of the Magnificent Seven
  • Guns of the Magnificent Seven
  • The Magnificent Seven Ride

Set 4: Stephen King Movies

  • The Green Mile
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • The Shining

Set 5: Ready, Set, Action!

  • The Yards
  • My Name is Modesty
  • Best of the Best 4: Without Warning
  • Ordinary Decent Criminal
  • The Big Man: Crossing the Line
  • Bravo Two Zero
  • Deception
  • The King of Iron Town

Set 6: Beverly Hills Cop Collection

  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • Beverly Hills Cop II
  • Beverly Hills Cop III

Set 7: Superheroes Collection

  • X-Men: First Class
  • Spider-Man
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Watchmen
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

Set 8: Hitchcock, The Early Years

  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Chaney Vase
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  • Blackmail
  • Champagne
  • Easy Virtue
  • The Farmer's Wife
  • Jamaica Inn
  • Juno and the Paycock
  • The Lady Vanishes
  • The Lodger: A Story of London Fog
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • The Manxman
  • Number Seventeen
  • Rich and Strange
  • The Ring
  • Sabotage
  • Secret Agent
  • The Skin Game
  • The 39 Steps
  • Young and Innocent

Set 9: The Dark Knight Rises Tonight Collection

  • Batman Begins
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Dark Knight Rises

Set 10: Awesome '80s Weekend Collection

  • Heathers
  • The Princess Bride
  • Sixteen Candles
  • Footloose

Set 11: Toe Tappers Volume 1

  • Hairspray
  • Mamma Mia
  • Pitch Perfect 2
  • High School Musical Remix Edition
  • High School Musical 2: Extended Edition

Set 12: Toe Tapper Volume 2

  • Camelot
  • Rock of Ages
  • West Side Story
  • Moulin Rouge!

Set 13: Things That Go Bump In the Night

  • The Village
  • Beetlejuice
  • Nosferatu
  • The Exorcist
  • The Shape of Water
  • Shadow of the Vampire

Set 14: All They Want to Do is Dance Collection

  • Step Up
  • Step Up 3
  • Black Swan
  • Flashdance
  • Save the Last Dance
  • Shall We Dance?
  • Center Stage

Set 15: All Jane, All the Time

  • Jane Austen's Emma (1972)
  • Jane Austen's Emma (1996)
  • Emma (1996)
  • Mansfield Park
  • Clueless
  • Sense and Sensibility

Set 16: Best Westerns Volume 1

  • The Comancheros
  • Unforgiven
  • Tombstone
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • Support Your Local Sheriff
  • The Cowboys

Set 17: Best Westerns Volume 2

  • 3:10 to Yuma
  • I Will Fight No More Forever
  • Wild Women
  • Young Pioneers
  • The Daughters of Joshua Cabe
  • Buddy Goes West
  • Wanted
  • Sartana in the Valley of Death
  • Blood Money (AKA The Stranger and the Gunfighter)
  • Once Upon a Texas Train
  • Yuma
  • Dead Man
  • Texas Rangers
  • Life is Tough, Eh Providence?
  • The Bounty Killer
  • The Price of Power
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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