Our theme this month was “Ain’t Nothin’ but a Love Thang”, and we asked readers to share books they love, books about love, and books about things they love.
An informal, devoted group of readers discuss books we have read or are reading—based on a loose theme—each month.
All thrillers are suspenseful, compelling, and intensifying, but the genre runs both broad and deep.
Here are seven books about twins for Beyonce, Jay-Z, and Blue Ivy...and the rest of us. Watch out Blue Ivy, everything is about to change!
Two recent works of longform journalism about the plight of refugees that we would like to recommend.
Hack the Holds Queue is a new series from Readers Services in which we alert librarians—on the frontlines in libraries across the city—to books getting a lot of attention.
Open Book Night at Mid-Manhattan Library meets on the second Friday of the month, and you’re invited!
Last month when we gathered for Open Book Night, our theme was food and celebration. Oysters came up several times as well as some fictional meals that were far from celebratory. We heard about favorite cookbooks and food memoirs and a few titles readers really enjoyed that had little to do with food but fit the mood.
This annual list is a century-old tradition in which The New York Public Library’s book experts select 100 noteworthy children's titles from categories including: picture books, young readers, fiction, graphic novels, folklore & fairy tales, poetry, and nonfiction.
'Tis the season for suspense: bounty hunters, the Army, the F.B.I., the C.I.A., forensics, and judicial corruption.
October’s Open Book Night took place on one of the most bone-chilling days we have had this year.
Wanting more gritty or intricately plotted suspense, more mysteries told from multiple perspectives, or more stories about families? We have some read alikes for you.
Decorate your bookshelves this Halloween with spooky novels.
We asked our book expert staff what books have worked well in the book clubs they host in library branches across the city.
A list of seven books that will haunt you long after you finish the last line.
This list of game changers focuses on anything and everything that made readers think differently about the book they were read or the books they may read in the future.
If you read and enjoyed any of these bestselling titles, or you are waiting in queue, here are a few read alikes. There is never a reason to leave a library empty handed.
Are you looking for some reads that won't give your little people the frights? Monsters aren't always scary; in fact, sometimes they are silly and sweet. Check out a few of my favorite not-so-scary monsters stories.
Nerds of all stripes are gearing up for New York Comic Con, which begins Oct. 6 and runs through the weekend. Many of us at NYPL are especially excited, because the first day of the conference focuses on comic books, graphic novels, and manga.
Romantic urban fantasy, gritty mysteries, and tales of amateur detectives... three more newcomers on the list this week!