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New and Featured Books at Pardee Library

Introduction

Are you looking for a book to read? In this guide you will find a selection of new books that were added to the Pardee Library collection over the past few months, both in print and as eBooks. You can also view new books that were purchased this month for all of the BU Libraries.
The print books can be found on the 3rd floor of Pardee Library on the Book Display shelves, near the front entrance and in the Periodicals area. You are welcome to browse the print books and borrow whichever books you like, by checking them out at the Services Desk. Books currently on display can also be borrowed. Click on the book titles or jacket images for more details about each book and to see if they are currently available to borrow.

If you want to look up a book by subject or title, use the advanced search feature of BU Libraries Search to find books or eBooks on the topic of your choice. Enter your search terms into the search box and select "Books/eBooks" as the material type.

If you would like to recommend a book for purchase, you may do so through our Suggest a Purchase page. 

Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate women and their contributions to the world. To mark the occasion, we’re highlighting some fascinating stories of women in business available at Pardee. From CEOs of major corporations to obscure figures who’ve slipped through the cracks of history books, these eclectic characters demonstrate that a woman’s place is wherever she sees fit. 

For more information on Women's History Month:

Featured Reading

When Women Lead: What they Achieve, Why They Succeed, and How We Can Learn From Them

Location: Online
Here, in When Women Lead, Boorstin brings together the stories of over sixty of those female CEOs and leaders, and provides “critical insights into how women-founded companies begin, operate, and prosper” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Yet those who thrived, Boorstin found, shared key commonalities that made them uniquely equipped to lead, grow businesses, and navigate crises. They were highly adaptive to change, deeply empathetic in their management style, and much more likely to integrate diverse points of view into their business strategies, filling voids that their male counterparts had overlooked for generations. By utilizing those strengths, they had invented new business models, disrupted industries, and made massive profits along the way. Her combination of narrative and research reveals how once-underestimated characteristics, from vulnerability and gratitude to divergent thinking, can be vital superpowers—and that anyone can work these approaches to their advantage.

Ellen Browning Scripps: New Money and American Philanthropy

Location: Online
Molly McClain tells the remarkable story of Ellen Browning Scripps (1836–1932), an American newspaperwoman, feminist, suffragist, abolitionist, and social reformer. She used her fortune to support women’s education, the labor movement, and public access to science, the arts, and education. Born in London, Scripps grew up in rural poverty on the Illinois prairie. She and her brother, E. W. Scripps, built America’s largest chain of newspapers, linking midwestern industrial cities with booming towns in the West. By the 1920s Scripps was worth an estimated $30 million, most of which she gave away. She established the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California, and appeared on the cover of Time magazine after founding Scripps College in Claremont, California. 
In Ellen Browning Scripps, McClain brings to life an extraordinary woman who played a vital role in the history of women, California, and the American West.

Glossy: Ambition, Beauty, and the Inside Story of Emily Weiss's Glossier

Location: Online
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Financial Times Best Book of the Year * The "compulsively readable narrative of beauty, business, privilege, and mogul-dom" (The New York Times) that reveals--for the first time--exactly wat happened at Glossier, one of America's hottest and most consequential startups, and dives deep into the enigmatic, visionary woman responsible for it all. Called "one of the most disruptive brands in beauty" by Forbes, Glossier revolutionized the beauty industry with its sophisticated branding and unique approach to influencer marketing, almost instantly making the company a juggernaut with rabid fans. It also taught a generation of business leaders how to talk to Millennial and Gen Z customers and build a cult following online. In Glossy, journalist and author Marisa Meltzer combines in-depth interviews with former Glossier employees, investors, and Weiss herself to bring you inside the walls of this fascinating and secretive company. From fundraising to product launches and unconventional hiring practices, Meltzer exposes the inner workings of Glossier's culture, culminating in the story of Weiss herself.

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