Photo of stack of books by bestselling authors, such as James Patterson, Stuart Woods, and Stephen King.Do you want to make sure you have your favorite author’s newest books on hold? Let us keep track of your them for you! Choose your favorite authors from the form below and submit it to us with your name and Library card number.

Please Note: This service is exclusive to Elmwood Park residents. All Bestseller's Club holds placed are for standard print books only.

How It Works

When your favorite author publishes a new hardcover book we will automatically place a hold for you and notify you when the book is ready for you to pick up. While we can’t guarantee your exact place on the waiting list, you’ll know we’ve got your holds covered!

Getting Notified

Depending on the notification settings in your Library account, you will be notified by phone, email, or text when your book is ready for pick-up.  To change those settings, you can call the Circulation Desk at 708.453.7645.  Or to add text notifications you can log in to your SWAN Library account, click on the Personal Information tab, and select Set Up Text Messaging.

If you decide later that you would like to edit your Bestsellers Club list by adding or deleting authors, please contact the Adult Services department at 708.395.1217 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll be happy to make your changes.   

Happy reading!