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Reader's Den: Frequently Asked Questions


The goal of the Reader's Den is to offer library readers with busy lifestyles a convenient and unique way to connect with books and The New York Public Library. This online book club, accessible 24/7, gives readers an easy way to spark insightful discussions with the surrounding community, while reading at his or her own pace.

How does the Reader's Den select its books?

Each month, the selected books are chosen by librarians at The New York Public Library. The selections are noteworthy and popular, and deal with a variety of themes for discussion.

How do I get a copy of the selected book?

All titles selected for the Reader's Den can be found in the Library's Catalog in multiple formats (book, audiobook, large print, etc).  You can even reserve your copy online and have it delivered to your local library! Contact your local librarian for further assistance.

How do I sign up for the Reader's Den?

There's no need to sign up! Leave your comments and reviews by clicking "add new comment" at the end of each blog post.

How will I know when the next discussion is running?

Check the Reader's Den page often for updates. You can also follow us on Twitter, Goodreads, or become our fan on Facebook!

We'd love to hear from our readers! Have any thoughts, suggestions, or questions? E-mail us at


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