eSpotlight – May the 4th Be With You

One of my favorite days of the years, May the 4th, is just around the corner. I won't be visiting Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge to celebrate, but I'm planning to celebrate at home by listening to the soundtracks, playing Star Wars Trivial Pursuit, and re-watching the movies for the umpteenth time. Luckily, San José Public Library has plenty of online resources to help with your Star Wars fandom cravings, all from the comfort of your home. Let's take a look at some of what's available.


Listening to John Williams' score music is guaranteed to get you in a Star Wars kind of mood and thankfully Hoopla has soundtracks for the movies. I can't think of Star Wars without humming the music. Here's some of my favorites of the movie soundtracks but you can also check out the full collection available there.

Star Wars: A New Hope, book cover
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, book cover
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, book cover
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, book cover
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, book cover
Solo: A Star Wars Story, book cover

In addition to the movie soundtracks, the soundtracks for the TV series are also fantastic. Thankfully Hoopla has those as well, and you can see all the various soundtracks available here.

The Mandalorian: Chapter 1, book cover
The Mandalorian: Season 3 - Vol. 1 (Chapters 17-20), book cover
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - The Final Season (Episodes 9-12), book cover
Star Wars Rebels: Season One, book cover
The Book of Boba Fett: Vol. 2 (Chapters 5-7) [Original Soundtrack], book cover
Star Wars: The Bad Batch - Vol. 1 (Episodes 1-8), book cover
Obi-Wan Kenobi, book cover
Andor: Vol. 1 (Episodes 1-4), book cover

Fiction & Comics

Want to dive deeper into the Star Wars universe than the movies? We've got eBooks and eAudiobooks that explore beyond the movies and Hoopla has Star Wars comics and graphic novels to read.

Thrawn by Timothy Zahn, book cover
Dark Disciple by Christie Golden, book cover
Lost Stars by Claudia Gray, book cover
Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston, book cover
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, book cover
 Star Wars, Darth Plagueis by James Luceno, book cover
Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn, book cover
Honor Among Thieves by James S. A. Corey, book cover
Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule, book cover

Star Wars Vol 1: Skywalker Strikes, book cover
Star Wars: Princess Leia, book cover
Star Wars: Han Solo, book cover
Star Wars: Poe Dameron Vol 1: Black Squadron, book cover
Star Wars: Rebels, book cover
Star Wars: Crimson Reign, book cover

For Younger Readers

There are also eBooks for younger Star Wars fans.

The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy by Alexandra Bracken, book cover
Jedi Academy, book cover
Star Wars: The Original Trilogy - A Graphic Novel, book cover
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger, book cover
Star Wars: Before the Awakening by Greg Rucka, book cover
Star Wars Rebels Servants Of The Empire: The Secret Academy, book cover
A Clan of Two, book cover

Guides & Humor

Looking for trivia or just for a little Star Wars humor and fun? We've got you covered there too.

The World According to Star Wars by Carl Sunstein, book cover
How Star Wars Conquered the Universe by Chris Taylor, book cover
William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope by Ian Doescher, book cover
Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown, book cover
100 Things Star Wars Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die by Dan Casey, book cover
Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Droids by Daniel Wallace, book cover
Star Wars - the Ultimate Guide to the Complete Saga : Beyond The Rise of Skywalker, book cover

The Cast & Crew

If you'd like to learn more about the people behind the movies, we have eBooks and eAudiobooks, including Carrie Fisher's books.

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher, book cover
Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher, book cover
J.J. Abrams - A Study in Genius: The Unofficial Biography by Neil Daniels, book cover
Who is George Lucas? by Pam Pollack, book cover
Size Matters Not by Warwick Davis, book cover
Straight From the Force's Mouth by David Prowse, book cover
 George Lucas: How the Skywalker Saga Began, book cover

And you can find even more information on the cast and crew with the eResources on Biography in Context. Here's just a few:

To Galaxy's Edge and Beyond

If you can't make it to Black Spire Outpost on Batuu (aka Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in Disneyland) we have some Galaxy's Edge eBooks plus the awesome soundtrack from Oga's Cantina to keep you entertained.

A Crash of Fate by Zoraida Córdova, book cover
Black Spire by Delilah S. Dawson, book cover
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Oga's Cantina: R3X's Playlist #1, book cover
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Oga's Cantina: R3X's Playlist #2, book cover
Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge [Original Soundtrack], book cover
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, book cover
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: Traveler's Guide to Batuu, book cover

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