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Literary Bad Boys

In honor of Heathcliff, we asked our book experts here at The New York Public Library: Who’s your favorite literary bad boy and why?Read More ›

When 'The Man' Wins

Inspired by a reader’s comment on our Angry Birds post, we’re thinking about books where the non-underdogs—a.k.a., those little round pigs with the helmets—wind up on top.Read More ›

LOL-brary Books

Eliot may claim that April is the cruelest month, but we’re pretty sure it’s February.Read More ›

Political Intent Through the Narrative

Five recent works of philosophy, criticism and architecture.Read More ›

Reading Wesleyan Press

The works of four poets and writers from Wesleyan University Press.Read More ›

The Best Indie Press of the Past Week

A random, though not so odd, assortment of books I have been reading lately.Read More ›

Our YA Movie Wishlist

Hollywood has officially gone YA, and blockbusters that started as young-adult fiction abound. So, we asked our team of expert librarians for their wishlists: What’s a YA book you’d like to see turned into a movie, and whom would you cast in the leading role?Read More ›

Wakefield Press Part Two

Books that are enmeshed in a blend of science fiction, technology, philosophy and wonder, the next two books are purely works of art, with an ability to be dissected and analyzed. Read More ›

Following in Winnie's Pawprints

Kids cannot live by Winnie-the-Pooh alone, so we asked our picture-book experts here at NYPL to tell us about their favorite stories that feature bears as the protagonists.Read More ›

Must-Reads From Wakefield Press, Part 1

Wakefield Press is literary, artistic and thought provoking, with short and lengthy translations that are bound to provoke and poke at all things usual in the world. Read More ›

Move over, Binge-Watching...

... because it's time for some binge-reading. Start 2016 with some series that you might want to race through the same way you raced through Master of None and Making a Murderer.Read More ›

University of Texas Press Meets Verso

Small presses, big ideas (on art, politics, and everything in between).Read More ›

Five Authors. Six Books.

Recent literary press titles in translation.Read More ›

Five From Dalkey Archive

In continuation of the Three (or more) Series: Dalkey Archive's specialty lies within curating and bringing forth names in literature that are often left out of the conversation. Many of these titles fall under avant garde, while others are titles that have been forgotten about, or never translated for the English speaking world.Read More ›

Three from Semiotext(e)

Here are three recent publications from the historically leftist and avant-garde Semiotext(e), who have published many political, artistic, and fictional critiques of the modern nightmares and struggles of capitalism. Read More ›

A Little Light Bibliotherapy

We asked our expert NYPL staff members to recommend books that helped them stay sane and navigate life in Gotham.Read More ›

Share Your Stories: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the New York Philharmonic Parks Concerts

This year, the New York Philharmonic celebrates 50 years of free concerts in New York City's parks. The New York Public Library will collaborate with the New York Philharmonic to gather New Yorkers' favorite recollections to be preserved for future generations.Read More ›

Reading and Rereading James Baldwin

He has a breadth of writings to discover: fiction, essays and even plays and poetry. And though many words have been said in the past and present about him, it is hard not to want to add another paean of gratitude for his works.Read More ›

Six Books on Criminal Justice to Read After Season One of "Serial"

Beyond just the need of proving the innocence of a potential wrongfully convicted person, the show has brought to light issues of crime, sentencing, prison and the potential injustices we face. Read More ›
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