Bookshelf drawingMSU Library’s annual Open House selects a theme based on a classic work of literature. Over the years the event has taken us around the world, into the labs of scientists, and down the rabbit hole.

To keep the literary tradition of the event alive, we have asked event partners to select a book for our Open House Virtual Bookshelf found below. Please browse these selections to find your next good read or discover a book that may help you through the semester.

We’ve provided a link to the library’s catalogue record so you can place holds and drop in at your leisure to check out your choices. And remember, you don’t have to be a Bobcat to borrow from MSU Library; Montana residents are eligible for a community borrower card. 

Recommended ReadingSuggestions From Campus Partners

Center for Faculty Excellence

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Ask Powerful Questions: Create Conversations that Matter

By Will Wise

Center for Faculty Excellence

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Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty

By  Claire Howell Major, Elizabeth F. Barkley, & K. Patricia Cross

Gallatin College MSU

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Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself

By Dr. Jill Biden

Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship

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Built to Last
By Jim Collins & Jerry Porras

MSU Writing Center

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The Meaningful Writing Project : Learning, Teaching & Writing in Higher Education

By Michele EodiceAnne Ellen Gell, & Neal Lerner

Office of Disability Services

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Thinking in Pictures 
By Temple Grandin

Office of International Programs

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Eat, Pray, Love
By Elizabeth Gilbert

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute “OLLI” at MSU

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The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50

By Jonathan Rauch

Science Math Resource Center

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Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success
By Adam Grant

SCRS - Statistical Consulting  & Research Services

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Regression & Other Stories:  Analytical Methods for Social Research

By Andrew Gelman, Jennifer Hill, & Aki Vehtari

Sophomore Surge

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Students Helping Students: A Guide for Peer Educators on College Campuses

By Steve Ender & Fred Newton

Testing Services

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The Black Unicorn

By Audre Lorde

University Information Technology

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The Advantage
By Patrick Lencioni


Suggestions From the Library


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 The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again

By Robert D. Putnam & Shaylyn Romney Garrett

Archives & Special Collections

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The 99% Invisible City

By Roman Mars & Kurt Kohlstedt

Archives & Special Collections

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Engineering Eden

By Jordan Fisher Smith

Collections Access & Technical Services

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 American Dirt

By Jeanine Cummins

Digital Library Initiatives

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Olive, Again
By Elizabeth Strout

Digital Library Initiatives

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Olive Kitteridge
By Elizabeth Strout

Friends of MSU Library

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The Bartender's Tale 
By Ivan Doig

Learning & Research Services

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Breakfast with Buddha
By Roland Merullo

Learning & Research Services

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
By Mark Haddon

Treasure State Academic Information & Library Services (TRAILS)

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Why Fish Don’t Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life

By Lulu Miller

TRAILS-Open Educational Resources

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The Republic of Imagination
By Azar Nafisi