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    Asian American & Pacific Islander Culture

    Book lists and posts that reflect the diverse cultures, traditions, and histories of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

  • Text reads: LGBTQ+


    Explore books highlighting LGBTQ+ authors, characters, and themes—and learn about LGBTQ+ history using our premier research collections.

  • Text reads: Black Culture

    Black Culture

    Book lists and posts that celebrate Black culture and its history, highlight Black authors, and draw upon the Schomburg Center archives.

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    Biography & Memoir

    Discover historical figures, both notable and lesser known, as well as celebrities who have made an impact on the world.

  • Text reads: Book Lists

    Book Lists

    Your one-stop shop for themed book lists to help you find your next must-read book. 

  • Text reads: Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga

    Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga

    Discover new and classic manga, graphic novels, and comic books for all ages.

  • Text reads: Digital Collections

    Digital Collections

    Showcasing items from NYPL's vast and growing database of over 900,000 photographs, prints, maps, manuscripts, audio clips, and video.

  • Text reads: Doc Chat

    Doc Chat

    NYPL specialists and scholars discuss digitized items from NYPL's special collections and explore how they can be used in the classroom.

  • Text reads: Early Literacy

    Early Literacy

    Books for our youngest readers, plus activities and resources for parents and caregivers. It's never too early for books and reading!

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    Español / Spanish Language

    Publicaciones en español que destacan los libros y servicios de la Biblioteca.

  • Text reads: For Kids

    For Kids

    Learn about NYPL resources for kids and explore themed book lists to spark young imaginations and inspire a lifelong love of reading.

  • Text reads: For Teachers

    For Teachers

    Book lists, tips on using primary source materials from our collections in the classroom, and other resources for teachers at NYPL.

  • Text reads: For Teens

    For Teens

    Discover NYPL resources and the best books for teens across genres including fantasy, adventure, sci-fi, romance, graphic novels, and more.

  • Text reads: French Language / Francais

    Français / French Language

    Billets de blog en français qui mettent en lumière les livres et services offerts par la bibliothèque

  • Text reads: Hispanic/Latinx Culture

    Hispanic/Latinx Culture

    Book lists and resources for researching and celebrating Latinx and Hispanic heritage at The New York Public Library.

  • Text reads: Horror


    Contemporary and classic horror recommendations covering gothic, the supernatural, dark fantasy, and more selected by NYPL's expert staff.

  • Text reads: Library Talks Podcast

    Library Talks Podcast

    Feed your brain with the best conversations from NYPL. Listen to your favorite writers and the ones you’ll love next. 

  • Text reads: Mysteries, Crime, Thrillers

    Mysteries, Crime, Thrillers

    Looking for your next page-turner? Pick up a suspenseful crime novel, cozy mystery, or tense thriller.

  • Text reads: Nonfiction


    Discover great new reads about everything from history and the social sciences to cooking, crafts, self-help, and much more.

  • Text reads: Poetry


    Explore poetry and books in verse to celebrate National Poetry Month in April and poetic forms all year round.

  • Text reads: Popular Culture

    Popular Culture

    Where books and pop culture collide! Book adaptation news and reading lists related to new, upcoming, and beloved movies and TV series.

  • Text reads: Russian Language

    Русский / Russian Language

    Примечательные посты на русском языке о книгах и библиотечных услугах.

  • Text reads: Research at NYPL

    Research at NYPL

    Resources for writers, scholars, and students about our research collections, with guides, acquisitions news, and researcher interviews.

  • Text reads: Romance


    The best romance books leave you wanting more—and we have plenty. Get ideas for your next historical or contemporary romance book.

  • Text reads: Science Fiction & Fantasy

    Science Fiction & Fantasy

    Escape to other worlds—futuristic, dystopian, apocalyptic, mythical, magical—with adventurous speculative fiction reads.

  • Text reads: The Librarian Is In

    The Librarian Is In

    The Librarian Is In is The New York Public Library's podcast about books, culture, and what to read next.

  • Text reads: Women's History

    Women's History

    Explore posts and book lists highlighting notable women in history and their achievements.

  • Text reads: Work/Cited


    A behind-the-scenes look at books and scholarship supported by NYPL's collections and how they were inspired, researched, and created.

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    中文网页 / Chinese Language