Browsing the New Shelves (While You Can’t) – New DVDs Based on Books

Posted about 4 years ago by Meg Raymond

At the Richmond Public Library, you can always peruse the Latest Releases page on the library’s website, and with curbside pickup, you need digital options for browsing the new book shelves. But even with digital browsing, sometimes you want your options a little more … curated.

We can do that! Richmond Public Library has recently acquired some new DVDs that are bookish in nature. If you want you movie marathons to be a little more literary, try some of these titles. (Popcorn not included)

Britt-Marie Was Here

Britt-Marie is a 63-year-old housewife who has just left a 40-year marriage. (Her) journey will be filled with struggles and challenges, but also warmth and love. Based on the novel by Fredrik Backman.

Color Out of Space

After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism. Based on the short story by H. P. Lovecraft.

Daniel Isn’t Real

Troubled college freshman Luke suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects his childhood imaginary friend Daniel to help him cope. Based on the book In This Way I Was Saved by Brian DeLeeuw.

Doctor Sleep

Struggling with alcoholism, Dan Torrance remains traumatized by the sinister events that occurred at the Overlook Hotel when he was a child. Based on the Stephen King novel.


Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. Based on the Jane Austen novel.

JoJo Rabbit

A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy named Jojo whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Based on the book Caging Skies by Christine Leunens.

Little Women

Writer-director Greta Gerwig has crafted a film that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March reflects back and forth on her fictional life.

Motherless Brooklyn

In 1950s New York, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette’s Syndrome ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend. Based on the novel by Jonathan Lethem.


Tom Parker is obsessed with turning the sleepy seaside village of Sanditon into a fashionable health resort, enlisting the backing of local bigwig Lady Denham. Based on the unfinished Jane Austen novel, and originally broadcast as single television episodes in the U.K.

The Turning

Newly appointed nanny Kate is charged with the care of two disturbed orphans, Flora and Miles. Based on the novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.

Want more movie options? Binge Bags – a selection of DVDs in a keepsake RPL bag – are part of our curbside offerings.

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Stuck in a reading rut?  Looking to read outside your comfort zone? If you want hand-crafted reading suggestions, check out The Bookologist – a bespoke readers advisory service for adults, teens, and kids.

Meg Raymond

If I'm not librarianing, or chasing one of my plethora of dogs around the yard, I probably have my nose buried in a book. I like all kinds of books. Regency romances - love 'em. Gory police procedurals - yes, ma'am. Historical fiction - please, and thank you. Heavy "literary" titles - shhhh, I may not have actually finished some of those! Off-beat, warped, slightly askew books - oh, yes, indeedy. Violent supernatural fantasy - why not? Chick lit, hen lit, lad lit - yeah, yeah, yeah. What have you read? Need a suggestion, or ten? Get hand-crafted suggestions with The Bookologist

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