Fresno County Library highlights 3 self-help books for National Small Business Week

"A Higher Loyalty" by James Comey. (Macmillan Publishers)
"A Higher Loyalty" by James Comey. (Macmillan Publishers) TNS

The Fresno County Library’s Bookshelf column shares suggestions for books, music, and other items, and provides information about library programs.

National Small Business Week

▪ “Deduct It! Lower Your Small Business Taxes,” by Stephen Fishman. This guide offers clear-cut, up-to-date instructions for making the most out of travel, meal, equipment and inventory expenses, safely and legally.

▪ “Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life ,” by Daymond John. The creator of FUBU apparel (who started with $40 and now sells $6 million in merchandise annually) shares the secrets which have propelled him and others to high-end business achievement.

▪ “The Small Business Start-Up Kit for California,” by Peri Pakroo. For anyone confused about the forms, fees and registrations necessary for opening a Golden State business, the answers are all available in this one convenient volume.

Top 5 Most Requested Books

▪ “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership,” by James B. Comey, Jr.

▪ “I’ve Got My Eyes on You: A Novel,” by Mary Higgins Clark.

▪ “The Disappeared,” by C.J. Box.

▪ “After Anna,” by Lisa Scottoline.

▪ “The Fallen,” by David Baldacci.

New Arrivals

▪ “The Fantastic Phantasmic Detective Agency, and the Woebegone Oddity of the Underworld,” by D.L. Dugger. Teenage supernatural sleuths Abby Grant, Billy Miller, and Toby Moore go on the trail of Fluffy, a ghost cat, and Nathan, who’s escaped from a spirit detention center.

▪ “Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found,” by Gilbert King. The outrageous story of how Jesse Daniels, a Florida man, was accused of a crime, never tried and held in custody for years – despite his provable innocence.

▪ “Bad Cops: A Henry Christie Thriller,” by Nick Oldham. This new installment of the popular series has Detective Superintendent Christie investigating two Yorkshire murders that look unrelated, but lead straight to a cabal of powerful criminals.

Upcoming Library Events

▪ Yarn-Wrapped Bottles and Jars: Learn how to wrap bottles and jars in yarn. You can customize items you create to match home décor and get some interesting jar-filling goodies, too. Call 559-600-3135 or visit the branch in person to register. 6-7 p.m. Monday, Woodward Park Regional Library.

▪ Fresno Science and Technology Book Club: Read and discuss the latest titles in artificial intelligence, astrophysics, mathematics, medicine, environment, chemistry, and more. Register in advance at 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Betty Rodriguez Regional Library. Details: 559-600-9245.

Friends of the Politi Branch Library Book Sale: Fundraiser for the branch has books, CDs, DVDs, tapes and more. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Headliner Shopping Center, southwest corner of First Street and Barstow Avenue. Details: 559-431-6450.

This is a weekly column written by the Fresno County Public Library staff. Events are usually free. Visit or call 559-600-6227 for details.