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Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian Book List

The Bronx Library Center is one of several libraries hosting an initiative to develop reading and discussion programs for veterans, as well as their families, friends, service providers, and caregivers.Read More ›

Podcast #57: T.C. Boyle on Finding Stories and Themes

T.C. Boyle has written over a dozen novels and several collections of short fiction. Recently, he was awarded the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement for writers of the West. On April 1, we welcomed Boyle to Books at Noon to discuss his latest novel The Harder They Come. This week for the New York Public Library Podcast, we present the author speaking on finding stories, discovering creative writing, and observing themes emerge in his body of work. Read More ›

Celebrating World Book Day with Stories of the Immigrant Experience

This year to celebrate we asked the staff to think about their favorite stories about people who have come to live in the United States from another country. Here are their recommendations.Read More ›

We Are New Yorkers: A Reading List for NYC Immigrant Heritage Week

Here are some vivid representations of the New York immigrant experience in fiction, as well as a few memoirs and biographies of New Yorkers past and present, who arrived here from all over the world and made their mark on our city. Read More ›

Ask the Author: Chigozie Obioma

Chigozie Obioma comes to Books at Noon next Wednesday, April 22 to discuss his latest work, The Fishermen. We asked him six questions about what he likes to read.Read More ›

New Beginnings: A Reading List from Open Book Night

When we asked people to share books related to the theme of “new beginnings,” we got a really wide range of fiction and nonfiction book recommendations: spiritual, nutritional, philosophical, emotional, geographic, artistic, political, physical, and meteorological.Read More ›

Ask the Author: Akhil Sharma

Akhil Sharma comes to Books at Noon next Wednesday, April 15 to discuss his latest work, Family Life: A Novel. We asked him six questions about what he likes to read.Read More ›

Books for a New Utopia

Imagine an apocalypse that doesn't destroy the people or the planet, just everything we have built and all knowledge/memory of building it. What books would you like to survive to guide in the building of a new utopia? Why that book?Read More ›

Great Poetry by Your Favorite Fiction Writers

So you "love to read, but don't like poetry"? Get ready to see your favorite fiction authors in a whole new light.Read More ›

Anticipation: Upcoming Titles

We are excited about Spring and getting our hands on some promising upcoming titles. Happy reading!

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April Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

Come join us for an Author @ the Library talk this April at Mid-Manhattan Library to hear distinguished non-fiction authors discuss their work and answer your questions. Read More ›

Book Notes From The Underground: Books From The Future!

Running out of things to read? Panicking because your “to read” pile has dwindled down to 10 books or so? Not to worry! Here are some well-reviewed new titles coming out next month that you can add to your wish list.Read More ›

NYPL's Top Authors Under 35: 15 Years of Young Lions Fiction

For fifteen years, the Young Lions Fiction Award has recognized outstanding novels and short story collections written by authors under the age of thirty-five. As we await the decision for this year's award, we're returning to some of our favorite books by the Young Lions Award Winners and recommending more titles from these incredible authors.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 ›

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 ›

Podcast #51: Ann Patchett and Elizabeth Gilbert on Writing

Ann Patchett and Elizabeth Gilbert are not merely both writers; they're friends and longtime pen pals. Patchett, winner of the Orange Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for her novel Bel Canto, has  written ten books. Gilbert has published six. And between the two of them, the insights into the work of a writer are nearly endless.Read More ›

Invitation to a Book Social: Open Book Night at Mid-Manhattan

Our February Open Book Night discussion was a success! We shared books over hot tea on a very cold evening and talked about books we love.Read More ›

Reader's Den: Elizabeth is Missing, Part 4

Welcome back to final comments and questions on Emma Healy's debut novel, Elizabeth is Missing. Read More ›

The Tracks of My Tears: Six Books (and a Poem) That Will Make You Cry

Books so good, they will bring a tear to your eye.Read More ›
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