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A Library Book, Or Rather a Book about the Library

Author John Fiske set his historical novel around the design and construction of The New York Public Library’s landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. Here, he explains how that idea came to light.

The Library Book, a historical novel set in the design and construction of The New York Public Library’s landmark building on 42nd Street, first published in 2006, and in NYPL’s permanent collection, is a 

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