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Book Club Inception Books

What are some book club books about book clubs? Or books that mention what books the characters are reading?Read More ›

Out of This World: Books About Interplanetary Travel

Our expert NYPL librarians recommend their favorite books about interplanetary travel.Read More ›

Children's Books Set in Libraries

For many children, libraries are among their first social places. A place where the furniture is their size, where they can be among their peers, and follow their curiosity. Here are a few children's books set in libraries. If you have a library kid, these titles will make them feel right at home. Read More ›

New-to-Us Dr. Seuss Books

We realized we didn’t need a new release to discover some new-to-us titles in the Seussian oeuvreRead More ›

Triple Threats

Alexandre Dumas, pere—born on July 24, 1802—dreamed up one of the most famous trios in history: The Three Musketeers. In his honor, we came up with some more classic literary trios. Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: August 2, 2015

A highly anticipated prequel and sequel this week! If either or both leave you wanting more, we've got you covered. Enjoy!Read More ›

Celebrating the ADA

We asked our expert NYPL staff, “What’s your favorite book that features a protagonist with a disability, and why do you like it?”Read More ›

Young Adult New York Times Read Alikes: July 26, 2015

If you like these top New York Times Bestsellers, try these read-alikes.Read More ›

Five Essential Doctorow Reads (Plus Three Surprises)

Here are five essential reads to celebrate Doctorow's consummate contribution to literature. Read More ›

Mystery Without End... Literally

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.Read More ›

Middle School, Multiple Perspectives

Books composed of multiple narrators may help tweens grow empathy as they learn to navigate the complex social structure that is middle school.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: July 26, 2015

If you are among the many who read and enjoyed one of these titles and are looking to repeat that headlong rush to the end or feeling of falling in love with a character, here are a few read alikes to keep you going. Enjoy!Read More ›

Gamer Books to Read While You Wait for Armada

Put Armada on hold, and then come back and check out five other gamer books.Read More ›

An Ode to New Children's Poetry

Roses are red / violets are blue / Here's some new poetry for kids / That adults might like too.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: July 19, 2015

Here are the bestselling fiction titles from the New York Times for the week of July 19, 2015. If you are among the thousands who read and enjoyed these books, and you want to repeat that feeling of suspense or romance, here are a few read alikes to keep you going. Enjoy!Read More ›

To the Barricades! Bastille Day Books

In honor of Bastille Day, we’re thinking about the idea of revolution and all the ways that authors have defined it throughout history.Read More ›

Open Book Night II at the Outdoor Reading Room: A Reading List

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. Read More ›

Booktalking "A Matter of Heart" by Amy Fellner

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, HCM, or a heart murmur: Whatever you call it, it could mean the death of Abby Lipman's competitive swim career.Read More ›

Technology Gone Wrong

Seven novels (all suitable for young adults, if not specifically written for them) about how society deals with the fallout of ominous technologies.Read More ›

Can You Grok This? Stories of Strangers in a Strange Land, Part 2

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?Read More ›
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