With the country dealing with a global pandemic, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and under-informed. Luckily, several authors have been writing books on the subject and can help answer your questions about what COVID-19 is, how it affects us and what we can do to shape our future in a post-COVID world.

Some of these COVID books may still be unreleased or on order, but holds can be placed on any of these items. Some COVID books that you may want to check out are:

Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live

By Nicholas A. Christakis
Adult Nonfiction

A deep, science-backed book about how COVID will change the way we live forever — from renowned physician and sociologist Nicholas Christakis. APOLLO’S ARROW offers a riveting account of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on American society as it unfolded in 2020, and on how the recovery will unfold in the coming years.


American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic

By Andrew Cuomo
Adult Nonfiction

Governor Andrew Cuomo tells the riveting story of how he took charge in the fight against COVID-19 as New York became the epicenter of the pandemic, offering hard-won lessons in leadership and his vision for the path forward.


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COVID-19: The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened and How to Stop the Next One

By Debora Mackenzie
Adult Nonfiction

In a gripping, accessible narrative, a veteran science journalist lays out the shocking story of how the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic happened and how to make sure this never happens again.


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The COVID-19 Catastrophe: What’s Gone Wrong and How to Stop It Happening Again

By Richard Horton
Adult Nonfiction

The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest science policy failure in a generation. We knew this was coming. In this short and hard-hitting book, Richard Horton, editor of the medical journal The Lancet, scrutinizes the actions that governments around the world took – and failed to take – as the virus spread from its origins in Wuhan to the global pandemic that it is today.


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First, Wear a Face Mask: A Doctor’s Guide to Reducing Risk of Infection During the Pandemic and Beyond

By Philip M. Tierno
Adult Nonfiction

This practical, myth-busting approach will give you peace of mind as it helps you learn how to protect yourself in a variety of scenarios, from shopping and eating to commuting and travel to taking care of your family, boosting immunity, and staying safe inside the home.


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Pandemic!: Covid-19 Shakes the World

By Slavoj Zizek
Adult Nonfiction

As an unprecedented pandemic sweeps the planet, who better than the supercharged Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek to uncover its deeper meanings, marvel at its paradoxes and speculate on the profundity of its consequences? Written with his customary brio, Zizek provides a provocative snapshot of the crisis as it widens, engulfing us all.


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Unprepared: America in the Time of Coronavirus

By Jon Sternfeld
Adult Nonfiction

Unprepared is an illuminating artifact for today and for future generations, an astonishing document of history being made, and a multifaceted narrative that drops the reader directly into the real-time experience of confusion, drama, and fear that defines the outbreak of Covid-19.


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Why Cope When You Can Heal?: How Healthcare Heroes of COVID-19 Can Recover from PTSD

By Mark Goulston
Adult Nonfiction

Why Cope When You Can Heal? is an essential resource for doctors, nurses, paramedics, and other healthcare professionals—and the leaders who support them—as they navigate the traumatic stress they have experienced and continue to face.


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