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In Praise of Female Rock Memoirs

Several great female memoirs have been published since Patti Smith's phenomenally successful Just Kids. Here's to the rise of the female rock memoir.Read More ›

Fiction Set in Pakistan

Eleven books for readers of all ages.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: April 3, 2016

Venture across the pond this week, as tales of Parisian intrigue and British love stories top the bestsellers' list.Read More ›

#1000BlackGirlBooks Founder Marley Dias Joins Us at NYPL

The New York Public Library's iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building had a special guest on Friday, March 25: 11-year-old Marley Dias, the pint-sized powerhouse behind #1000BlackGirlBooks, an initiative to encourage more diversity in books for children and teens.Read More ›

Miles to Go Before We Sleep

In honor of Robert Frost’s birthday, we asked our book experts for a twist on the poet’s infamous line: What’s a children’s book that deals with exhaustion, parental or otherwise?Read More ›

#FridayReads Roundup: Book Recommendations with Marley Dias of #1000BlackGirlBooks!

We'll be joined by Marley Dias, the 11-year-old founder of the amazing #1000BlackGirlBooks, for our Twitter office hours this week.Read More ›

NYPL Live Q&A with Marley Dias of #1000BlackGirlBooks

Join us Friday, March 25, at 1 PM Eastern for a live Twitter and Facebook chat with #1000BlackGirlBooks founder Marley Dias and the NYPL Recommends team.Read More ›

Favorite Flannery O'Connor Quotes

Wise, funny, sad, and hopeful, here are some of our favorite Flannery O'Connor quotes.Read More ›

I Want a Garden!

Urban gardening books that’ll help you grow some plants even if a sprawling tomato seedling won’t fit in your studio.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: March 27, 2016

The top five this week includes something for everyone: urban fantasy, gritty suspense fiction, a new police procedural, a little bit of romance, and some history. Happy reading! Read More ›

Feminist YA Fiction

Novels that feature strong, female characters who either confront sexism, defy the patriarchal order, subvert gender expectations or celebrate female solidarity, or all of the above.Read More ›

Book Notes From The Underground: An Open Letter To Philip Roth

Who am I to begrudge a person wanting to take it easy in the golden years of his or her life? You should do whatever it is that will make you happy, even if it means that your fans will no longer have a new Philip Roth novel to read every year.Read More ›

#FridayReads Roundup: Hello and What's New

Looking for a great book? Join us on Twitter this morning @NYPLRecommends from 10-11 AM. The Librarian is IN: taking requests and giving recommendations. Read More ›

All the Feels: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 7

Earnestness sets in when Singing Children's Librarian Emily Lazio joins us to talk about courage and encouragement, children's classics, and a cool new trend in picture books.Read More ›

Wonderful New Picture Books

We have been seeing some wonderful new picture books on our shelves recently. Here are a few of our favorites:Read More ›

#LiteraryMarchMadness 2016

Starting March 17, we'll be holding our Third Annual Literary March Madness! This is a bracket-style tournament like the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament, but with a literary twist: our competition pits famous authors against each other and the winner is decided by you! Sixteen authors will enter, only one can be crowned this year's crowd favorite.Read More ›

Exceptional New Middle Grade Books

Spring titles are still on the horizon, but already we are seeing some wonderful new middle grade fiction titles. Here are a few we think are exceptional.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: March 20, 2016

A historical thriller set in New York City debuts at No. 1 this week, with wedding romances, British love stories, and scary stories of captivity rounding out the list.Read More ›

Hello Out There…

What would Harry Potter look like with iPhones instead of owls? Or Romeo and Juliet, if Juliet could have texted “brb, not rly dead”?Read More ›

#FridayReads Reading Roundup: Suffragettes, Feminisms, and Young Womyn Detectives

A big shout-out for Women's History Month from us here at NYPL Recommends!Read More ›
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