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Find New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL - June 10th, 2012

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For the week of June 10, 2012 we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and hardcover advice & misc. books.

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Find New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL - June 3rd, 2012

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For the week of June 3, 2012 we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and children's picture books.

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Find New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL — May 27, 2012

Please help PROTECT YOUR BRANCH nypl.org/speakout It takes just seconds to sign a letter urging elected officials to reverse the harshest cut to The New York Public Library in its history. 

For the week of May 27, 2012 we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and children's series.

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Find New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL — May 20, 2012

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For the week of May 20, 2012 we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and paperback trade fiction.

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Find New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL — May 13, 2012

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For the week of May 13, 2012 we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and hardcover advice & misc. books.

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New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL — May 6, 2012

Please help PROTECT YOUR BRANCH nypl.org/speakout It takes just seconds to sign a letter urging elected officials to reverse the harshest cut to The New York Public Library in its history. 

For the week of May 6, 2012 we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and children's picture books.

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Find New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL — April 29, 2012

For the week of April 29, 2012 we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and children's paperback books.

If you have an iPhone, iPad or Android phone, there is a free app! Use it with your library card/username and pin.

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Find New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL — April 22, 2012

For the week of April 22, 2012 we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and paperback trade fiction books.

If you have an iPhone, iPad or Android phone, there is a free app! Use it with your library card/username and pin.

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Shakespeare Week April 23-27 and The Merchant of Venice, Updated

E M DelafieldSt. John Ervine was an English theatre critic in 1920s, '30s, writing often for Time and Tide, that remarkably sensible middle-class magazine which first featured the dry and sly E. M. Delafield's Diary of a Provincial Lady (reserve this book right away!). But I digress.

He also wrote a play, The Lady of Belmont, which takes the Merchant of Venice 10 years later.  Below is a sample of the dialogue, which is dated, though perhaps it 

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Shakespeare Week April 23-27 and that of 2011

The late, and very great, Bernice W. KlimanThinking a great deal just now about the Great One, I thought of last years venture, April 11-15 2011.  It was a great deal of fun, and inspiration, and I felt great admiration for the Allen Room and Wertheim Study scholars who presented such fine work.  The week was audio-taped 

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Shakespeare Week April 23-27 and Romeo and Juliet

Since in less than a week you will have heard a terrific lecture incorporating and marmorializing [sic] Romeo and Juliet, I thought to prime the pump with a reprint of an earlier post: The Juliet Club by Suzanne Harper.  It is still one of my favorite, for joyous, books.


Enough of the oceanic understanding of Dickens, the truth and tragedy of Balzac, the flawless technique of Sylvia 

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Shakespeare Week April 23-27 and Poems about Shakespeare

Its'a comin'.  Five presentations on Him.  At 1:15 in the South Court Auditorium at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue. 

In the meantime, last night at the Columbia Shakespeare Seminar, a friend and I began to explore the 

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Shakespeare Week April 23-27 and How to Boil an Egg

It's coming up, 5 lectures from really smart people on the one and only Mr. William "Bard" Shakespeare.

Hamlet, Hamlet (redux) Taming of the 

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Shakespeare Week at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building - April 23 to 27

It's here again, featuring the one and only Robert Armitage, Humanities Bibliographer and Blogger Extraordinaire, and 4 cracker-jack scholars from the Wertheim Study.

Full disclosure is here, but in short - (each at 1:15 

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Find New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL — April 15, 2012

For the week of April 15, 2012 we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and hardcover advice & misc. books.

If you have an iPhone, iPad or Android phone, there is a free app! Use it with your library card/username and pin.

Click on any of the titles below and place a hold to request the item. Remember to update your contact information (phone number or e-mail address), so you are notified when the book arrives for you at your local library. Don't 

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Find New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL — April 8, 2012

For the week of April 8, 2012 we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and children's picture books.

If you have an iPhone, iPad or Android phone, there is a free app! Use it with your library card/username and pin.

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Find New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL — April 1, 2012

For the week of April 1, 2012, we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and children's series.

If you have an iPhone, iPad or Android phone, there is a free app! Use it with your library card/username and pin.

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Find New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL — March 25, 2012

For the week of March 25, 2012 we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and paperback advice & misc.

If you have an iPhone, iPad or Android phone, there is a free app! Use it with your library card/username and pin.

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Find New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL — March 18, 2012

For the week of March 18, 2012 we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and hardcover advice & misc.

If you have an iPhone, iPad or Android phone, there is a free app! Use it with your library card/username and pin.

Click on any of the titles below and place a hold to request the item. Remember to update your contact information (phone number or e-mail address), so you are notified when the book arrives for you at your local library. Don't have a 

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Find New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL — March 11, 2012

For the week of March 11, 2012 we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and children's picture books.

If you have an iPhone, iPad or Android phone, there is a free app! Use it with your library card/username and pin.

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