We asked our NYPL staff to name a book that, upon seeing it on someone's shelf, makes you think you've found a kindred spirit.
We are not quite half way through the year, and already 2016 is offering a feast of exceptional middle grade fiction.
A list of books about some recent uprisings that may one day be seen as tipping points.
White knuckles and pounding hearts top the chart this week, with two thrillers in the two top spots and three romances rounding out the rest of the list.
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Eight new middle grade titles to satisfy readers who long for a little mystery and a touch of the fantastic in their fiction.
Short stories that are linked to one another can have an engrossing effect, much like the prestige cable dramas of today. Try one of the collections on this list during May, Short Story Month.
The top five is full of romance again this week. For readers who are feeling a bit edgier, there is a new David Baldacci adreneline ride in the mix as well.
Gone with the Wind won a Pulitzer Prize on May 3, 1937, and it’s inspiring us to come up with other great literary breakups.
The first few months of 2016 have produced some exceptional new young-adult fiction. Here’s a handful of the titles we’re most excited about—newly arrived in our system and ready for checkout.
We are saddened by the news of the passing of iconic musician and performer Prince. Thank you, Prince, for all you gave us. Here are a few of our favorites available on CD at the Library.
A few exceptional young readers for kids in 3rd through 5th grade.
The Pulitzer Prize was established in 1917 by Joseph Pulitzer, an Hungarian-born American who made a forture as a newspaper publisher. Here are this year's winners and finalists in the category of Letters, Drama, and Music.
Unless you have been living under a rock this month, you have surely heard about The Panama Papers, the biggest secret data leak in history. Here are a few fictional characters we are pretty sure would be implicated.
Picture books about the founding figures from the worlds of hip-hop and the American Revolution… all of whom were in the room where it happens.
The top five bestselling fiction titles include: a thriller full of secrets and lies, a banter-filled regency romance, even more British romance, family drama, and an historic mystery.
If you are feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders, read the story of someone else who has been there.
The Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism annually honors a journalist whose books have brought clarity and public attention to important issues, events, or policies. Meet this year’s shortlist, with a few words from the committee members.
“Don’t stop now. Go ahead! Be readers all of your lives. And don’t forget, librarians and teachers can help you find the right books to read.” We couldn’t agree more, Beverly Cleary. Happy birthday, and thanks for all you’ve given us.
Author Gay Talese stirred the ire of the Internet on Saturday when he reportedly couldn't name a single woman writer who inspired him... so we gave him some suggestions in journalism.