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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 ›

Reader's Den: Elizabeth Is Missing, Part 3

More questions for discussion and suggestions for further reading.Read More ›

Reader's Den: Elizabeth Is Missing, Part 2

Questions for discussion.Read More ›

Reader's Den: Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healy

Maud Horsham is 82, struggling with dementia, and determined to find her missing friend, Elizabeth. Armed with her notes and her fear that something may have happened to Elizabeth, Maud sets out to investigate. Read More ›

Presenting Open Book Night: Let's Talk About Love!

We’re having our first book social at Mid-Manhattan and you’re invited! This month’s theme is love. We hope you’ll join us on Friday, February 13 to share a book you loved reading!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 ›

Book Notes From The Underground: January 2015, Part 2

Recent short story collections that may interest you.Read More ›

Podcast #46: Joan Didion on Writing and Revising

Joan Didion's stately prose, with its dry humor and turns toward observation, has enamored readers for the last five decades. A writer of fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays, she has taught us how to depart a once-loved city, critique "the process" of democracy, and of course, enjoy the pleasures of an elegant sentence.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 ›

While You Wait For "Redeployment" Why Not Try...

Phil Klay's Redeployment is a National Book Award–winning collection of stories about soldiers grappling with the harsh realities of war. It is currently in high demand, so while you wait for your hold to arrive you might be interested in one of the following similar titles.Read More ›

Podcast #43: Marlon James and Salman Rushdie on Storytelling

Salman Rushdie talked with Marlon James about Jamaican archetypes, language, and Gay Talese for this week's literary double whammy of a podcast.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 ›

Winter Books to Get You Through the Season

The wind may bite. The snow may fall. And your stoop may be a treacherous ziggurat of ice. But there's no reason to get cabin fever this year.Read More ›

We Know You Love to Talk About Books: Announcing the 2015 Reader's Den Online Book Discussion Schedule

Are you making your New Year's Resolutions? Is one of them to read more or to connect more with other readers? We would love to see you in the Reader's Den, NYPL's online book discussion, in 2015! Read More ›

Podcast #37: Richard Ford on Becoming a Reader and Finding a Voice

Richard Ford, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, is perhaps best known for his Frank Bascombe books. At Books at Noon, the novelist and short story writer discussed Raymond Carver, voice in fiction, and becoming a reader.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Brooklyn Nine" by Alan Gratz

A novel told in nine stories, spanning the years from 1845 to 2002.Read More ›

Haunted Real Estate and Furniture in Fiction

The houses are full of horrors in these selected titles.Read More ›

25 Years From the Fall: KGB and Cold War Reads

On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell, effectively and symbolically ending the Cold War. Twenty-five years later, we're still making sense of the decades of fear and east-west divisions. One need only watch FX's The Americans to see that the Cold War is still alive and well in the American imagination. As we look back at The Fall, here are the books we'll be reading.Read More ›

Books We Are Thankful For

We talked to librarians to find out the books they are most thankful for this year.Read More ›

Jock Reads and Flicks

Just as the music CD Jock Jams inspired a generation to "Move It, Move It," many books and movies that focus on sports can be motivational, even if the reader or viewer is not interested in that particular activity. Read More ›
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