Here are five essential reads to celebrate Doctorow's consummate contribution to literature.
Raymond Chandler famously said, “The ideal mystery is one you would read even if the end is missing.” In honor of his birthday this week, we asked our librarian experts to name mysteries they’d read even if there were no endings—books so compelling, with such great characters or such an evocative setting, that the story itself is just a bonus.
Books composed of multiple narrators may help tweens grow empathy as they learn to navigate the complex social structure that is middle school.
Put Armada on hold, and then come back and check out five other gamer books.
Roses are red / violets are blue / Here's some new poetry for kids / That adults might like too.
In honor of Bastille Day, we’re thinking about the idea of revolution and all the ways that authors have defined it throughout history.
That sticky summer humidity broke just in time to give us yet another gorgeous Open Book Night at the Outdoor Reading Room this past Friday night! Patrons of all ages spent the evening reclining on the lawn, enjoying a host of great recommendations, and, for the first time in 30 years, the relaxing sound of Truth and Beauty’s waters flowing nearby.
Seven novels (all suitable for young adults, if not specifically written for them) about how society deals with the fallout of ominous technologies.
In Heinlein’s honor, we asked our NYPL librarians: What are some other books that speak to displacement—of being a stranger in a strange land?
In honor of Robert Heinlein's birthday, we asked our NYPL librarians: What are some other books that speak to displacement—of being a stranger in a strange land?
Here’s a list of classic novels we wish had sequels, whatever they may have been.
Readings and recommendations at the Outdoor Reading Room.
Teens (and us adults who love young-adult mysteries) looking for a new read this summer—do we have some picks for you!
We asked patrons to share a sports-related book for our June 12th Open Book Night and got a selection of titles that was as fascinating and varied as the subject of sports itself.
In honor of George Orwell's birthday, we're thinking about his classic, 1984, and all the prescient authors who told stories that still seem painfully topical.
Last week, we brought you Summer of STEM; so this week, we're adding the arts into the mix. Here’s some new nonfiction for kids who want to get creative this summer.
In honor of the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s infamous defeat, we asked our NYPL staff members: What’s a book you’ve never been able to conquer?
Dark in tone and set in an atmosphere of decay and decline, Southern Gothic lit is colored by that intense, damp, uniquely Southern heat pressing down on its characters and stories.
NYC Pride is almost here, and we're celebrating with a new crop of books for young members of the LGBTQ community.
It’ll be three long months until Scandal returns to TV. In the meantime, your NYPL librarians picked out some books—science fiction to political thrillers to self-help to romance—that everyone’s favorite D.C. fixer might read to pass the time.