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New York Times Read Alikes: September 27, 2015

Jack Reacher is back! Lee Child's Make Me takes the number one spot this week. For fans of Reacher, we have some more cool characters. Read More ›

Ask the Author: Ron Rash

Ron Rash comes to Books at Noon this week to discuss his latest work, Above the Waterfall.Read More ›

Board Books with Photographs

We love children's book illustrations and illustrators, but sometimes babies want the real thing. Here are some board books to bring on those smiles and grabs.Read More ›

10 Comic Book Series to Get You Excited for New York Comic Con

Here are ten new and ongoing comic book series to get you excited for this year's convention.Read More ›

Five YA Favorites for Hispanic Heritage Month

A list of our five favorite young-adult books written by Hispanic authors, whose protagonists are shaping how teens see identity, race, and growing up.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: September 20, 2015

An exciting new release, the fourth novel in the Millennium series, hits number one this week. If you finish it in one sitting and want more, here are some readalikes to get you through the rest of the week.Read More ›

Autumn Essays

Fall is a great time for observation and refection. In that spirit, NYPL staff members selected their favorite essays to share with you. Settle in and watch the leaves change and we hope you find something that resonates with you. Read More ›

Back to (a Different Kind of) School

Five YA back-to-school stories with ethereal characters and otherworldly settings.Read More ›

Bicycle Books for Beginners

Learning to ride a bike is a childhood rite of passage. Here a few titles to encourage kids through the many falls that precede those glorious, autonomous loops around the block or the park. Read More ›

The Long and the Short of It

We love 1000+-page novels here at NYPL—but we also love to see our favorite long-form writers apply their talents to shorter pieces.Read More ›

NYPL's Top 10 Summer Reads... And What You Should Read Next

Voting with their library cards, New Yorkers have picked out the most popular summer reads—the 10 books most frequently checked out from the New York Public Library between June 1 and August 31. Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: September 13, 2015

The twenty-fourth installment of the Kinsey Millhone detective series enters the top 5 this week, along with a new mystery set in Three Pines, and some romance for a single mom in the town of Thunder Point.Read More ›

Books for Kids' Back-to-School Jitters

Six stories that might help ease the minds of kids feeling anxious about their first days of school.Read More ›

Technology Gone Wrong… for Grownups

Seven scary tech stories—this time, for grownups.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: September 6, 2015

A couple of popular suspense series enter the top five this week with new additions. Read More ›

September Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

If you'd like to understand why more wild animals are venturing into urban environments; to discover how the great impressionist Monet ate; to examine the Polaroid-Kodak patent war; to celebrate the music and poetry of Leonard Cohen; to learn how to beat fatigue; to explore the economic consequences of climate change; to relive a harrowing but heroic moment in Armenian history; to argue against suicide; or learn how to cope with the narcissists in your life, please join us this month!Read More ›

17 Things We Wish Had Happened in Harry Potter

Everyone’s favorite boy wizard became the star of millions of new stories that J.K. Rowling never put in her books through a new vehicle: fiction written by thousands of passionate readers all over the world.Read More ›

Women, Activism, and Inspiration

Aug. 26 is Equality Day—so, we asked our expert NYPL staff members to recommend some books about women and activism, for all ages and in cultures all around the world.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: August 30, 2015

Go Set a Watchman returns to the No. 1 spot this week, but two newcomers appear lower on the list. Read on!Read More ›

Building Young Brains

Yet more scientific evidence has emerged that—shocker!—reading books is good for young children. So, the question isn’t WHETHER to read to kids, it’s WHAT to read.Read More ›
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