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Book Notes From The Underground: November 2015

Here are some recently published titles that may appeal to you if you are a fan of reading short stories:Read More ›

Dysfunctional Family Functions

Ah, Thanksgiving. Turkey dinners, football games, and lots and lots of family time—so check out some books and plays that feature families coming together for group meals or celebrations that ends in disaster. Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: November 22, 2015

Los Angeles crime dominates the top five this week, follwed by some small town crime and survival on Mars. Read More ›

Let’s Start at the Very Beginning

Make the coming winter a little warmer with the first books in romance series that have promising new installments coming out in the next few months. Read More ›

Lost in Place: Middle School Novels Set in NYC

Here are a few contemporary titles that capture that sense of young, daring adventure in NYC.Read More ›

31 Bookish, Brainy, Beautiful Blogs for Readers

November is National Blog Posting Month, so we're celebrating with some of our favorite blogs for the bibliophile.Read More ›

What are you Reading: Carlos Alazraqui

Find out what the Rocko's Modern Life and Reno 911 star likes to read.Read More ›

The Essential Board Book Library

Board books—those thick little books with the hard pages made of paperboard—can withstand teething, stacking, and the whims of toddlerhood.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: November 22, 2015

Michael Connelly, Nora Roberts, Stephen King and John Grisham and The Martian rank in the top five. No strangers to the bestseller list this week.Read More ›

Telling the Stories of the Trans Community

“Write what you know,” they say. So, for TransgenderAwareness Month, we present trans authors (and one author with trans family members) who’ve written memorable trans characters—one book for children, one for young adults, and one for adults.

Nevada by Imogen Binni

Maria, a young trans punk, made a life for herself in New York City. But 

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Soldiers’ Stories

This Veterans’ Day, when we honor the contributions of the men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces, we’re thinking about books told from the perspective of soldiers, pilots, medical personnel, and everyone who’s served in combat.Read More ›

Staff Picks: A Guide for the Perplexed by Dara Horn

Every month, library staff members are bringing you 100 books we love—culled from the millions upon millions out in the world—via our interactive Staff Picks browse tool. This month, we're going with a fantastical novel: A Guide for the Perplexed by Dara Horn.Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Harlem Globetrotters Edition

I caught up with a few of the Harlem Globetrotters while they were on a shoot at the William F. Passannante Ballfield in the West Village. A nearby elementary school uses the park as a playground during school hours, and the Globetrotters mingled with the kids, juggling balls and answering questions between takes. Read More ›

Alter Your Reading... Alternate History Picks Sure to Make You Wonder

Are you looking for something new to read or watch? Something that's maybe a little different than the norm? Why not give the Alternate History genre a try?Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: November 8, 2015

A legal thriller and an intricately plotted gruesome mystery, Grisham and Galbraith join the top five this week.Read More ›

Ask the Author: David Hare

David Hare comes to Books at Noon this week to discuss his latest work, The Blue Touch Paper: A Memoir.Read More ›

November Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

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

Introducing NoveList

We’ve added a new service to our suite of recommendation tools: NoveList, an interactive database that specializes in readers’ advisory. So how do you use it?Read More ›

What’s So Scary about 'The Giving Tree'?

We asked our NYPL book experts to name some books that aren’t technically scary—not horror or dystopia or anything else intended to freak you out—but that have some kind of eerie, haunting element they just can’t get out of their heads.Read More ›

Houses of Horror

We went in search of some books that would be off the beaten path to the haunted house and asked our NYPL book experts to name some unusual, specific, super-cool sub-genres of horror.Read More ›
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