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These Books Opened Our Eyes to Another Culture

Our reader asked us for a book that would open her eyes to a new culture. Here are the titles our staff recommended.Read More ›

30 Days of Poetry

April is National Poetry Month! To celebrate here at The New York Public Library we recorded thirty of our librarians and other staff members reading a favorite poem.Read More ›

Agatha Christie's Top 5 Plot Twists

Agatha Christie introduced a number of classic motifs to the crime/mystery genre. A murder is committed, there are many suspects, each harboring a shameful secret, and the detective reveals these secrets one by one throughout the story saving the most shocking twists for the end. These are our top five most surprising Agatha Christie mysteries. Which are yours?Read More ›

Ask the Author: T.C. Boyle

T.C. Boyle comes to Books at Noon next Wednesday, April 1 to discuss his latest work, The Harder They Come. We asked him six questions about what he likes to read.Read More ›

Some of Our Favorite Authors

It's Women's History month so we asked our staff to name some of their favorite female writers and tell us which (of hers) is their favorite work.Read More ›

We Are Warriors: Biographies of Brave Women

It is March and we are again celebrating Women’s History Month. One of our bravest and most beautiful writers (who is also a woman) once wrote: “You may write me down in history / With your bitter, twisted lies, / You may trod me in the very dirt / But still, like dust, I’ll rise.” Here are the titles of biographies of brave warriors (who are also women.)Read More ›

Ask the Author: Frank Bruni

Frank Bruni comes to Books at Noon next Wednesday, March 18 to discuss his latest work, Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania. We asked him six questions about what he likes to read.Read More ›

Feminism Unfinished

Here are some titles to help us all consider both how far we have come and how far we have to go.Read More ›

Not Just Coming Out Stories

Our reader asked us for "recommendations for gay fiction that is NOT erotica and also not just coming out stories?" Here are a few suggestions from our staff.Read More ›

Our Suggestions for Facebook's "A Year of Books"

Mark Zuckerberg has committed to reading two books a month in 2015, "with an emphasis on learning about different cultures, beliefs, histories and technologies.” Here's what we recommend he check out.Read More ›

Snow Day Reads

New York City is bracing itself for 32 inches of snow. Here in Readers Services we are doing our part by making sure you have some good snowy day reading. Here are some titles for all ages. Read More ›

Selma Reading List

A reading list for all ages to accompany the movie Selma.Read More ›

Graphic Memoirs

Our reader asked: I'm looking for my next great read. I'm a fan of graphic novels that function as memoirs, or even semi-autobiographical fiction that's realistic. I've really enjoyed Persepolis, Marbles, This One Summer, and One Bad Rat. What should I put on my list to read next?Read More ›

Anticipation: Upcoming Titles

We are excited about the New Year and some promising new titles coming out early this year. Here are a few we look forward to getting our hands on here in Readers Services.Read More ›

NYPL's Best Books of 2014

We asked our staff here at the New York Public Library to tell us about the best book they read this year.Read More ›

NYPL Staff Picks (Available in "E")

Recent ebooks in several genres available to check out.Read More ›

Noteworthy Debut Novels 2014

Home run, first time at bat! Here are a few debut novels published this year (2014) that are also worth a look.Read More ›

Other Great YA Books

Our reader asked: "I have read and loved all the popular YA books out there: We Were Liars, If I Stay, The Fault In Our Stars... What else do you have for me?"Read More ›

Accessible Classics

One of our readers asks: Hi NYPL! I am looking to beef up my reading resume with some "classics." Only, time is precious and I don't want to be bored out of my skull. What "classics" do you think a 21st century person can really dig into? Read More ›

Memoirs with Recipes

Memoirs with recipes: two great book categories that taste great together!Read More ›
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